Romantic Dining Rooms


These days the dining room takes on different aspects of our daily lives and gets used by all the family for a variety of things other than just enjoying a meal. By creating an overall feeling and look to the dining room, can help to maintain overall order and sense of being within the home. And while having a large family may mean being romantic with your spouse has diminished, having a romantic style and feel to the dining room can help keep us feeling alive.

In this Shop the Look feature we’re going to share my top tips and ideas on how to create a Romantic Dining Room that all the family can enjoy year-round.

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How to Recognize a Romantic Dining Room

A romantic dining room is typically decorated with calming paint colors, such as sage green, soft blue, or even warm shades like taupe. While the furniture of the dining room will remain the same as any other dining space (table, chairs, etc) it’s the decor and lighting that plays a huge part in how the space looks and feels.

By layering lighting in a dining room you can create a well lit space for during the day and early evening, yet also a more intimate atmosphere come later on. For example, general ceiling lights create overall illumination, while table lamps on sideboards, and wall sconces help to create a more intimate ambience when needed. Decorating the table with place settings, candles, and stylish centerpieces helps to add to this romantic feeling too!

Dining Room Fun Facts:

Creating a romantic feeling dining room has become increasingly popular of late, as many people are choosing to entertain guests at home rather than meeting them out in bars or restaurants. This is fantastic because it means there is a more casual and intimate setting for people to catch up in.

The term “romantic” may be screaming at you as “all pink, soft pink, very feminine” but this is much more than that! A romantic space can be exactly as you wish it to be, and doesn’t necessarily have to be completed with a feminine touch. The lighting and decorative touches you choose plays heavily into whether a dining room is romantic or not, so focus should be spent there.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Candles and Candle Holders
  • Central Decorative Bowl
  • Place Settings
  • Stylish Flatware

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White Ceramic Hurricanes

Use these white ceramic hurricanes to keep candles readily available for whenever you need to create a romantic atmosphere in your dining room. We love using these on sideboards or on the dining table itself!

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Black Wood Round Tray

A round tray is great for using in the center of the dining table to create a styled centerpiece. Add candles and other decorative objects to complete the look.

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Brass Wall Sconce

Use this beautiful brass wall sconce to elevate your lighting in the dining room. Install either side of a framed piece of artwork above a sideboard for an elegant look.

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Faux Moss Grass in Metal Tray

This boat tray contains faux moss which adds greenery and a soft element to any room. Display on the dining table itself to complete the look.

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Matte Black LED Picture Light

Use an LED picture light above artwork to create a soft illumination. Picture lights are great for enhancing the overall atmosphere and ambience of a room.

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Solid Wood Decorative Bowl

This natural and organic wood decorative bowl is perfect for using on the dining table or sideboard as a centerpiece to the room.

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