SHOP BY ROOM: DINING ROOM

Dining Room

When you’re redecorating or refurnishing a room in your home, sometimes you have the perfect idea of what you have in mind, while other times you need a little bit of inspiration. Whether you’re just looking to add a few pieces to an existing, furnished dining room, or are beginning from scratch and need to decorate and furnish from floor to ceiling, Pottery Barn’s unique Shop By Room feature allows you to shop certain collections and styles already put together by our award-winning designers. There’s never any rule that says you have to stay with one style or concept, either. When you shop by dining room, you can still mix and match pieces from different collections. From modern and contemporary styles to classic looks, there is something to suit every space in every home, apartment or condo.


One of the first things you might want to do is consider the type of style you wish to convey in your dining room. For example, the Shop By Room pages feature a lot more than just furniture and a small amount of decor. A typical dining room page will give you ideas on everything from light fixtures to dinnerware. If you’re in the mood for a contemporary look, the Benchwright Calais may be a good start. Dark, rich woods combine with warm neutrals to bring warmth to one of the most important rooms in your home: the dining room. Options include both dining benches and dining chairs. Here’s where you can easily take some ideas from on the page and implement one or both. For example, a dining room table situated near a long wall might do better with a dining bench on one side and with elegant chairs situated on the other side. In addition to classic and contemporary furniture, you can also add a glass globe chandelier for a slightly rustic but contemporary feel. Match both furniture and fixtures with a durable and strong dinnerware set, with enough color choices to allow you to add a vibrant pop of color for special occasions, or to stick with warm neutrals all year round.


If space is more of a concern to you than style, you can also shop by room with smaller tables and dining room sets to fit your space perfectly. For example, the Owen PB Comfort dining room page offers a smaller, round dining table. Try out four chairs seated around the table, which is the perfect size for an eat-in kitchen, breakfast nook or a small dining area. In lieu of a hutch or other larger piece of furniture, a ladder wall shelf is suggested, to help you maximize your space while still showcasing an elegant dining space. Ladder shelving is a great way to store everything from decorative items to wine glasses, easily propped up against the wall to maximize your floor space. Matched with this set is a hanging pendant light, for a slightly retro touch, and a neutral rug to bring warmth to your dining room.


Every shop by room page offers something slightly different, with everything from suggestions for your outdoor dining space to your formal dining area for holiday dinners and more formal get-togethers. Take a look at each page, gathering ideas, always keeping in mind you can contact our design services team for extra assistance. You’ll notice a bistro feel with the Alice Gateleg Kingery dining room, while the Banks Hayes tufted leather set is for a more traditional space. The Toscana Maya room has a distinctly modern, European feel, while the Stafford Wynn would work well for a large, eat-in kitchen. Complement and contrast styles to create something that’s uniquely yours.