By Anna Kocharian

Published on March 30, 2016

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black & white

A classic pairing that speaks to effortlessly chic and timeless style inspires elegance for the modern dining room. Replicate the look with a white table and black dining chairs or vice versa! 

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delicate pastels

Swap out the loud accent piece in favor of the more subtly elegant pastel variety. First on our list: pastel chairs! From minty greens to powdered blushes, we just can’t seem to get enough of these very sweet shades. 

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the textured whiteout

There’s nothing revolutionary about the whitewashed space but this season, we’re all for incorporating fresh textures and finishes into the mix. Think along the lines of rustic chairs, three-dimensional wall art, and furnishings with a wood and white combo to provide a layer of warmth to the decor.

White and wood decorating ideas you won’t want to miss!

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the rustic meets industrial look

A wooden table coupled with the iconic Elio dining chair of a gunmetal finish incorporates the best of both decorative styles. Wooden ceiling beams are a major plus. 

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two-toned walls 

Ditch the monochrome walls in lieu of the more stylish two-toned variety. We’ve got 14 reasons why you should be embracing this trend, here

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globally-inspired rugs

A dining room sans a cozy landing pad isn’t complete. Bring in a textured floor piece in a vibrant pattern or color (or both!) for a more decoratively distinguished decor scheme. 

This bright piece fits right in with the warm wood details of the room.

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the pendant trio

Statement lighting is best when it comes in threes. Wouldn’t you agree? Pair a lengthy dining table with three evenly spaced pendants. For the more fearless decorators, try the look with pendants in complementary shades. 

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bountiful botanicals

A varied assortment of plants provide an organic element to the decor of a room. Arrange by clusters of similarly-styled greens and don’t be afraid to mix in bigger statement pieces such as palms or fiddle leaf fig trees.  

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the gray interior

A once overlooked shade is making quite the statement this spring. Pair it with a streamlined decor scheme mixed in with soft pastel furnishings and mixed metallic finishes. 

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mix and match chairs–all the chairs

There’s no rule when it comes to pairing a dining table with chairs. Don’t feel the need to simply blend two or even three kinds, all of your chairs can mix things up if you’d like them to. An eclectic assortment in a complementary palette or aesthetic will provide a more personal and distinguished element to just about any room.