A dazzling white dining room may raise a few eyebrows among parents of spaghetti slinging toddlers, but in this age of wipe clean modern furniture materials and washable paint finishes this crisp and clean look can belong to anyone. Some may be concerned that a plain white space could lack in personality or individuality. However, this is not the case in any of these 33 dining rooms that utilise beautiful accessories to make each decor scheme completely different to the next. Join us on a journey to discover distinguished dining sets, statement dining table pendant lights and a sprinkling of bright accent ideas.
Let treasured items inspire your scheme. A colourful travel poster is the inspiration for the tropical palette of this coral and green accented scheme. Jade green modern dining chairs encircle a round dining table with a white marble top, under a coral coloured dining room pendant light. A bulky white dining room buffet blends into the background.
Add a look of expense and luxury with golden trims. The subtle sheen brought by a gold dining pendant, slim ceiling inlay, and the golden legs of chic grey dining chairs and black console unit simply oozes upper class. Don’t go overboard on this metallic though as it will have the entirely opposite effect.
Contrasting colour accessories give maximum impact. Three orange tinted versions of dining ghost chairs add extra interest to this carte blanche. A blue based art canvas lends terrific contrast to the tangerine chairs. Blue and orange accessories pop out from white decor around the room.
Introduce a colourful area rug. Just because your walls are painted white doesn’t mean you can’t be seated in a colourful dining area. This striped red rug design is matched by dominant red artwork. A single red accent chair is quirkily positioned along one side of the extendable wooden dining table, rather than placed at the more obvious head of the table. The shape of the dining pendant light emulates pomegranate seeds, which can be seen tumbling from the table centrepiece. A similar chandelier is available here.
Incorporate existing built-in seating as a banquette bench. This white dining room set is positioned up against a window seat to save space – it also saves on splashing the cash on extra dining chairs.
Introduce some pattern. A chevron feature wall has been created behind a pure white dining room table set, in this cheerful blue and white dining room. The modern white dining room chairs are the Eames armchair.
Let the shelves do the talking. At least, let the contents of your shelves be the loudest part of quietly colour free decor. Recessed shelving makes a modern change from a more traditional white dining room hutch.
Think outside the (white) box. A swing arm wall lamp is a novel way to add lighting over a dining room table, and this black Flos Mod 265 is just the ticket to complement a modern white dining room table. A cheaper replica is available here.
Make a shy white scheme blush. This blush pink dining table makes a sweet departure from the surrounding monochrome scheme. Different white dining room chair designs keep the set looking fresh. The dinky globe pendant lights are the Flos String Light Round.
Earth tones add depth and warmth. Choose a white dining room cabinet that has wooden shelving nooks, or layer a wooden dining set in front of plain white dining room furniture. Make a centrepiece with a ceramic vase of green fronds to finish the look.
Add pops of colour with pendants. Colourful wood and concrete pendants colour this monochromatic Scandinavian dining room. A mismatched selection of black and white dining room chairs add to the quirky eclectic aesthetic, placed around a plain white dining room table.