Non-Traditional Dining Rooms

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Break away from the traditional dining room! A traditional design is lovely in a suburban ranch house, but completely out-of-place in urban city apartments and townhomes.

When purchasing dining room furnishings, stay away from sets. Matching sets lack individual personality and are synonymous with traditional design. Instead search out a unique dining table and chairs that don’t necessarily match to create a one-of-a-kind look.

Enjoy these dining room decorating tips to inspire your dining room transformation:

Mismatched chairs – Mix it up!

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Table-scapes – Change the centerpiece as the seasons change.

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Accent Color – Choose an accent color and sprinkle it around the room.

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Round pedestal tables are best for conversation; see all your friends at one time.

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Chandelier – Dare to be different!

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Set the table – Use color schemed place-mats, dishes, silverware, glasses and napkins.

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Relax – Overstuffed chairs are a comfy place to engage in conversation after dinner, paired with a glass of Port.

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Shop – Dining tables and chairs can be purchased individually. Here are a few of our favorite sites to shop: OverstockWayfair and Pier One.

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Published by July 2014