Scandinavian Inspired Dining Rooms

White Dining Room with Wood

Nothing is more cozy than a Scandinavian inspired space. The mixture of textures and materials make these rooms inviting and warm. It is a design movement characterized by simplicity, balance, minimalism, and functionality. I especially appreciate Scandinavian inspired dining rooms. I can imagine spending hours in these rooms with friends and family, enjoying great food and good conversation. You won’t find a lot of overwhelming colors in these spaces, but that’s ok. They feel sophisticated and mature with their neutral palettes.

Dramatic Dining

Scandinavian Dining Room
Image: Cleaner’s Secrets

In the dining room above, the industrial wooden table is flanked with plastic metal chairs. The two large pendants over the table give off a dramatic feel.

Neutral Woods and White Walls

White Dining Room with Wood
Image: Scandinavian Deko

The combination of neutral woods against white walls makes for a stunning space. You wouldn’t think that it could be as striking as it is. You don’t always need a contrasting color to create drama. Notice that the ceramics and dishes are all simple and practical. Placed in a collection, they look super high end.

Mixed Seating

Mixed Seating Dining Room
Image: Indie Days

This dining space is family friendly and full of unexpected touches. The mix-matched chairs go well together, mostly because they are both white and modern. And the bench gives more seating and blends well with the whole space. The tablecloth gives the space a pop of pattern and color and the two simple pendants give off style and light. You could say that this space is playful.

Balanced Dining Room

Dining Room with Sheepskin Chairs
Image: Remodelista

I’ve saved my favorite room for last! Any room with a pop of sheepskin is a winner in my book. If you want to instantly warm up your dining room for the winter, add sheepskins to your chairs. Your guests will thank you. This space has a great balance of wood, white, black, and metal. The pendant light adds a modern touch to the entire space and the black cabinet feels more industrial.

Which dining room design is your favorite?

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Kirsten Grove
Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.