A dining room is a place to socialize, connect, and have a good time. How you design your space has a huge impact on how well you can accomplish those goals. So, how do you even start? One idea is to start with color. In this case, we're focusing on how to do a blue dining room. Whether it be vibrant blue, soft ocean blue, sky blue, or anything else in the blue family, there are countless ways to design your dining room with blue as the central color. Here are some of our favorite tips for creating a blue dining room that meets your needs and style.
A cozy blue bay seating arrangement is ideal for a small apartment dining room as it maximizes space efficiency. By fitting snugly into a bay window, it optimizes available square footage, making the room feel more spacious. Perfect for the lover of coastal decor, but is space-conscious.
Blue is great to add a calming presence to your room, however that doesn't mean you need to go full coastal. This room incorporates light blue chairs that plays a role in creating a slight contrast to the darker themes in this room. This works well with a neutral rug because it allows other accent pieces to stand out.
Adding a blue accented credenza in your white dining room can create a subtle contrast that adds depth and character to the space. Incorporate blue artwork to complement the credenza can go a step further to tying the room together. This combination of white, blue accents, and artwork creates an understated yet calming aesthetic, and will make your dining room a tranquil and inviting place to enjoy meals and gatherings.
A glass dining table can introduce a touch of emerald blue in a white dining room through its reflective properties, subtly incorporating the color into the decor. This hint of emerald blue can complement the darker blues found in a credenza or living room furniture, creating a harmonious connection between the two spaces. The transparency of the glass table allows it to act as a bridge between different areas of the home, by tying together the various shades of blue and contributing to a cohesive and visually engaging design.
In a small dining room, incorporating blue velvet chairs is an excellent choice for introducing the color in a stylish and space-efficient manner. The plush texture and rich hue of blue velvet chairs create a sense of luxury and comfort, instantly elevating the dining area's ambiance. Their compact design ensures they don't overwhelm the space, making them a practical and visually appealing option for adding a touch of blue while maximizing seating comfort in a limited area.
Dark blue can be an intimidating color, but it can seriously create a classy room. To create a grand, elegant dining room, go with dark blue walls, curtains, and even the ceiling. If you do, though, make sure that you incorporate more glassy, reflective surfaces so that whatever light you have in the room has decor to bounce off of and brighten the room. And if you have blue on the walls and ceiling, go with a different color on the floor, like this rust-colored area rug so that you're not enclosed by the dark blues. This will give your eyes a break from the blue and makes it so the dark blue isn't overbearing.
Blue does well with luxury finishes such as gold or bronze and can go far with creating the feeling of elegance in your dining room. If you can balance the accent blue tones and finishes with a neutral table then all the better. This balance allows your accents to pop without being too busy.
If you have a wall of glass windows or doors, dare to go darker with the blue on your walls. However, don't feel like you need to stop there. You can also incorporate that blue in the blinds for the windows/doors, and then add in some blue plates as well to cement the scheme. Choose artwork that is simple and brighter in color so that it stands out against the blue wall and tie that color back to the furniture (like this room does with its art and the white dining chairs).
Focusing your blue with an accent wall is another way to incorporate blue - especially if you already have your dining room furniture selected. A blue accent wall can pair well with white furniture such as a credenza or your dining room chairs while giving off that coastal atmosphere blue is so well known for.
While going for a more minimalistic aesthetic by using only accents is a great option for many dining rooms, there's no reason why can't be bold with your blues. Ideally, you aim to incorporate the same tone of blue or at most two tones for this look so that your room maintains some cohesion.
No two dining rooms are alike, even if they do fit into the same color scheme. If you're inspired by any of the blue dining rooms we showed you today, take our advice and tips to heart, but don't focus on replicating a picture down to the exact detail. Your space is your own, and so you should create a space that's personal and meaningful to you. Have fun with the process, bring in your personality, and create the blue dining room of your dreams!
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