12 family friendly dining rooms we love
When you have hungry little people in your home, meal times can be chaotic. Your attention may be fixed on trying to get everyone seated, praying your fussy eater swallows at least one green vegetable, and hoping there isn’t any food fights at the table. It’s no wonder, people relate dining with kids to feeding time at the zoo.
Okay, so maybe it’s not that bad, but the last thing you want to worry about are dirty fingers on upholstery, a scratched table top or squished food in your beautiful (no doubt expensive) rug.
Family friendly doesn’t mean you need your design style compromised
When decorating a family friendly dining room, you have to think practicality but that doesn’t mean your design style needs to be sacrificed.
The key is to focus on hardwearing materials, like timber tables and chairs that can be wiped down. Add a sense of luxury by including upholstered chairs at the head of your table. If you desire upholstered seating throughout or cushions, ensure you choose high quality fabric which is protected from stains with a suitable fabric protection.
Add colour, print and pattern in your furniture, and decorative items like artwork, wallpaper, rugs or pillows. Be playful by including relaxed bench seating, fun lights, mixed chairs or even things to keep the kids entertained.
Family friendly dining rooms to give you inspiration
Feel the need for some inspiration? Here are 12 family friendly dining room we love, and we’re sure you will too!
1. A table to seat a crowd
2. Calm, neutral palette
It’s the calm, neutral palette of timbers, greys and creams of this dining room that has caught our eye. The bench seat is a nice touch too!
Image credit: HGTV
3. Chalkboard entertainment
The kids might not be sitting at the stools for long, but this chalkboard is a great way to entertain them whilst your cooking.
Image credit: Coco Cozy
4. Bright meets simplicity
5. Classic family home come modern family apartment
We can’t fault this sophisticated, classic dining room. The mix of upholstered and timber chairs with the solid timber table is just perfect. See it here in two different looks.
Image credit: Studio McGee
6. The eclectic vibe
This eclectic look of modern mixed with traditional furniture comes together with ease. The pops of colour in the family art create a home sweet home feeling.
Image credit: Style at Home
7. Industrial chic
We can’t get enough of the soft taupes combined with industrial furniture like our Metalico table. Add some succulents to this look to bring it to life.
8. The heart of the home
The expansive island bench with its kid friendly stools has made this kitchen!
Image credit: Studio McGee
9. Art takes pride of place
We love how this family has created a gallery wall in their dining room, where their art collection is on show. The wine glass chandelier is pretty cool too!
Image credit: Telegraph.co.uk
10. Dreamy Scandinavian style
Surely dinner time can’t be madness in this dreamy Scandinavian dining room!
Image credit: Style Files
11. Parisian chic
If you’re going to bring back shabby chic, this Parisian apartment has nailed it.
Image credit: Homedit
12. Colour pop!
We think this dining room is sure to encourage little people to sit down and enjoy your home cooked meal. It’s a terrific example of how colour can be used in an interior in a stylish way.
Image credit: My Scandinavian Home
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