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Designing Your Dream Mountain Home: Dining Room Edition

Oct 05, 2020

10 Design Trends to Use in Your Mountain Home Dining Room

Some of life’s most beautiful memories are made gathered around the dining room table. It is a place in your home to entertain guests, connect with friends, and share about your day’s adventures. 

Use these ten design trends to create a mountain home dining room that radiates elegance while highlighting your personal style.

1. Think Multi-Functional

Dining rooms aren’t just for dining anymore. When designing this room, think “multipurpose.” This room is great for studying, reading, and working too. So, when you start to design the space, keep in mind that the pieces you choose should be multifunctional, ideal for both entertaining and day-to-day activities.

2. Focus on Entertaining 

Entertaining in your mountain home is a rewarding experience. And, if hosting large gatherings is important to you, you will want to make sure that your dining room is up to the task. Choose a sizable dining room table that comfortably accommodates all of your guests in one place. 

When choosing seating options for the space, opt for chairs with slimmer silhouettes that allow for additional seats to fit at the table. Also, remember to include functional service pieces, like a buffet. Designed to make entertaining much easier, these pieces are perfect for storage and setting out food and drinks while hosting. 

3. Choose a Natural Color Scheme

In order to create a dining room that accentuates the beauty that surrounds your home, consider using a natural color scheme. By choosing colors that are found in nature, you complement the outdoors nicely. This is especially beneficial for dining rooms with spectacular views because they are not distracting from the natural landscape.

When looking for inspiration for your color palette, take a look around you. Earthy browns, tans, and creams are wonderful options. Also consider varying tones of grays, blues, and greens. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your design, consider rich oranges, deep reds, and pastel yellows. By using natural colors, you can unify your mountain home’s design with the surrounding landscape. 

4. Mix Materials

The materials you use can change the look and feel of the space. When you design your mountain home dining room, consider mixing contrasting materials such as wood, metal, concrete, and even wallpaper within the design. Choose interesting pieces that are made of a few different materials such as a dining room table with a metal base and wooden top.

Also, consider incorporating several different textures in the textiles you use in the space as well. They can help soften the bold lines that are found in other elements of the room. By mixing these materials, you can elevate the final design. 

5. Combine Different Styles

Oftentimes, people think they have to pick one style and stick to it throughout their design. Nowadays, it is common to blend different styles in one space. Try using a few traditional and a few contemporary pieces in your dining room, known as transitional decor. Remember to maintain balance in the design so that the styles blend seamlessly. Try mixing a rustic, natural design style with a contemporary one. This contrast in styles can make your dining room come to life. 


Want to learn more design tips for your mountain home? Check out the other blogs in our series to get inspiration for your dream kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom!

6. Use Unique Dining Room Chairs

Traditional dining rooms tend to have a set of the same chairs, but consider using a more eclectic style by choosing unique chairs. This helps to add interest to the design. You can use different materials that are the same color, to unify the choices. Another option is to use different colors, but in the same style. If you like a bold look, use completely different pieces altogether and turn your dining room chairs into a topic of conversation. 

One sleek seating option that has become more popular has been the use of short bar stools at the dining room table. They add an industrial edge to the design and are an eclectic, glamorous way to decorate your dining room.

7. Consider Benches 

If you want to mix up the seating options in your dining room even more, consider using a bench on one side of the dining room table. Benches can make a space feel comfortable and homey, which is perfect for a mountain home. This versatile seating option is a great way to create additional seating and storage, without taking away from the overall design. 

8. Choose Unique Lighting Fixtures 

Lighting fixtures are a focal point in any dining room, so why not choose one that captures your attention from the moment you walk into the room? When picking a chandelier consider going industrial. These simple and sturdy designs can add a unique edge to the space. Also, sculptural wooden fixtures bring in another natural element that unifies indoor and outdoor living. 

9. Go Round 

When choosing a shape for your dining room table, consider a round table. Not only do they make it easier to converse, but they can also make the space feel more intimate. Additionally, round tables make it easier for people to move around the room and flow more naturally within the space, ideal for when you are hosting large groups of people.

10. Add Plants as Accessories 

Bring the outdoors in by using potted plants. Incorporating plants in your dining room also allows you to get creative with the pots you use. Use large pots for a dramatic effect, or different materials to add interest to the overall design. Not only does using plants in your mountain home add color and texture to the space, but they also help purify the air and get rid of indoor allergens.

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