Chances are you already have your own distinctive style that you rely on for inspiration when decorating your home. And that’s great. Having a room that makes you feel comfortable is more important than following a textbook concept. Always choose furniture that adapts to your design vision, not the other way around. Don’t worry, at Williams-Sonoma we have lots of different shapes and styles to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. That way you focus on emotion just as much as functionality. Our Farmhouse dining room collection stands out thanks to its handcrafted contours and wood surfaces.
Create a Tuscan dining room with a Farmhouse table. The Italian countryside is all about warmth and sharing. You want lots of seating to share unforgettable moments with your loved ones. For laid-back seating encouraging closeness, fill one or two sides of the table with benches instead of chairs. This family-style layout pairs well with lots of natural illumination. The effect on your dining room is that everyone feels relaxed and safe. If you go with deep wall tones, the room becomes a cozy haven for conversation. An iron or oiled-bronze pendant fits in with an Italian theme. For the finishing decorative touches, use artwork with aged wood frames.
Want to focus more on traditional entertaining? In that case you need a table with lots of space. Something with a removable leaf is helpful since it lets you adapt to special occasions stress free. Enjoy breakfast at a round table, and then convert it to a long oval when you need extra room. The Farmhouse Collection offers a touch of classic thanks to its thick bases and detailed lines. The combination of light and dark tones adds beauty to a white dining room. For easy serving and storage – and just for elegance – a wood sideboard is a great idea. Decorate it with blue and white ceramic vases or jars. Finish things off with an intricate silk rug around the table.
If rustic fits your home’s personality better, go all the way with as much wood as possible. It can be dark or light, depending on your tastes. Bright wood gives the dining room a positive atmosphere, inviting you to relax to a home-cooked meal after a long day. In that case, a natural-fiber rug and some accent pillows on your chairs are a few possibilities. If you want to focus on chocolate hues instead, make the room feel especially down-to-earth with a hide rug, dark baskets and tons of distressed wood. A distinctive chandelier is a great accent piece above the dining room table, focusing everyone’s attention on the meal. For extra warmth, complement a lighting centerpiece with wall sconces or candles.