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SwatchPop! Dream Home: Dining Room

​Welcome to our final week of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we presented a collection of inspiration photos and you voted for your favorites. The winning inspiration photos were featured right here on our blog with tips for getting the look in your home. Week 7 featured a collection of dining rooms. Take a look at the collection that was voted on:

Dream Home - Dining Room

  1. Olivia Babarczy
  2. CM Natural Designs
  3. Amie Corley
  4. Sarah Wessel
  5. Modern Dining Tables
  6. Andrew Howard

Dining room #4 from Sarah Wessel received the most votes! Read on to see how we approached this inspiration room and find tips on how to get this look in your home. The trick to decorating using inspiration photos isn't to copy the design exactly. Instead, the key to using inspiration photos is to incorporate some of the details from the inspiration that will complement your home.

Dream Home - Bedroom

This dining room is a warm and inviting space with a farmhouse style. Although many farmhouse pieces are weathered and worn, this specific space pairs those weathered pieces with formal and polished pieces, which creates a stunning look.

The three main pieces in this room ultimately define the style and feeling of the room: the dining table, the lighting and the chairs. We have gathered some of our favorites pieces to help you achieve this look in your home, starting with dining tables:

Farmhouse Style Dining Tables


A wood, farmhouse table will work best to create the look and feel of this inspiration dining room, but not just any table. If you look at the tables we suggested above, you will notice that they all have a unique base and all can be a statement piece in a room. A table with unique detailing will make the room feel more formal, especially paired with a statement ceiling fixture. Take a look at some of our favorite lights that can achieve this look:

Farmhouse Style Dining Lights



The lighting in a dining room is very important, especially in this inspiration room. A statement fixture with lots of detail will create a big first impression in the room. Next up, dining chairs:

Neutral Dining Chairs



The dining table and lighting are big statements so the dining chairs should be neutral to allow the other elements to shine. The chairs should be a simple shape and not too loud or distracting in the room. Since they are neutral in color, this allows you more freedom to use any colors or patterns in the rug and curtains.

So how do you take these tips and use them in your home? Look at this example below:

Dream Home Dining Room

Here, we chose one of the suggested tables, chairs and lighting and then added our own personal picks for curtains and a rug. Last, we added these amazing faux wood beams to the ceiling for more texture and dimension. There you go! Now you can see how to use this blog post as an easy formula to create a farmhouse style, formal dining room in your home!

THANK YOU all for following along our SwatchPop Dream Home series! We have enjoyed learning your favorites styles and sharing our knowledge and tips to help you achieve them in your home. If you missed any of our other rooms from the series, click the links below to learn more!




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