Informal Dining Room Ideas

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    • A simple chandelier makes a dining room look more casual.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

      Remove existing arm-style chandeliers, and replace them with more simple fixtures. Look for clean lines and simple shapes like drum fixtures or globes. If the room has good light and doesn't need a chandelier, remove the fixture entirely. Select furniture that is not too formal and not too casual, which will allow you to dress up for events and dress down for everyday enjoyment.


    • Add a rustic table and benches for instant charm.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

      Look for furniture that is charming and slightly worn. A large farm table can be mixed with a variety of chairs for a whimsical and casual look. Use folk-style artwork, or frame your children's art for the walls. Keep the room simple and functional without a lot of fussy details. Position a big vase of flowers in an unexpected casual container as the table centerpiece, and choose dinnerware that is fun and creative.

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