How to Create the Perfect Dining Room for Your Aesthetic

Gosforth Dining Table, Armstrong Dining Table

The central hub of your home, your dining room, is the perfect place to catch up after a busy day. We spend lots of time around the table at mealtimes - why not create a beautiful dining room to look forward to them even more? You can create the perfect dining room for your aesthetic, whether you prefer a minimalistic and neutral style or bold and vibrant colours. Here’s how!


Step 1. Choosing Your Colour Palette

The first step when decorating is choosing a colour scheme. Are you leaning towards a lovely and cosy space, with a deep-toned interior? Or, would you like your dining room to have a light and airy feel? Bright rooms are great for maximising space for a fresh feeling when dining.

Consider the colours you love, and whether you like the idea of going all in with one colour, or perhaps a pop of colour on one feature wall. If you’d like to introduce some interesting patterns or textures into your dining room, wallpaper could be the perfect choice!


Step 2. Creating a Moodboard

Creating a mood board is like putting together a visual playlist of all your favourite design ideas. It's a handy way to mix and match your ideas and see what clicks. You can create mood boards for just about anything - think colour schemes, patterns, soft furnishings, and furniture, get creative! Your mood board is the perfect tool for envisioning how different furniture and accessories complement each other. From choosing tableware that is just right, to finding that statement centrepiece for a beautiful dining table set.

Try out different layouts too, where would an elegant sideboard be perfect? Is there an ideal spot for an interesting wine rack? By moving pieces around on your mood board, you can visualise the most functional and stylish layout for your dining room to create a space that suits your dream aesthetic.


Chopwell Dining Table

Neutral and warm earthy tones complement this Chopwell Dining Table in Medium Oak perfectly.

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Step 3. Choosing Your Furniture

Whether you’re moving around your current layout, choosing a few new home additions, or transforming your dining room with beautiful new furniture. Finding the perfect tone and finish for your space is key, and our variety of wax finishes for our solid wood Dining Room Furniture is ideal for picking out the perfect pieces for your dining room aesthetic. From deep hues that add warmth and character, to lighter finishes that create a bright and spacious feel, our collection of handmade solid wood designs complement any room.

If you lean towards a cosy, homely Farmhouse aesthetic, our Derwent Dining Set is the perfect country-style addition to your home. This beautifully rustic dining room piece comes with two dining benches - a great seating option, as not only more people can fit around the table, but you can slide them underneath to create more space when not in use.


Derwent Dining Set

The beautiful Derwent Dining Set creates a sense of rural charm in your home.


Complete the look with this traditional solid wood sideboard from our Derwent Collection, with plenty of drawer space for off-duty tableware, from napkins, table-runners, to candlesticks. It’s the perfect choice for stylish dining room storage, keeping your space uncluttered and mealtime essentials within easy reach.


Gosforth Square Dining Table Set

The Gosforth Square Dining Table Set has been designed with smaller kitchen diners in mind.


For those that love the understated look, our Gosforth Dining Room Furniture is perfect for your aesthetic. A modern dining set with beautiful curved corners and sophisticated style - for smaller spaces, the Gosforth Square Dining Set is a similar, compact contemporary choice, in the same unfussy style.

Industrial spaces are well-suited to our Armstrong Collection, a beautiful wooden table top supported by industrial-style metal legs. The Armstrong Wine Rack, designed to complement this look seamlessly, stands as a unique addition to your dining room. It's not just functional for storing your favourite wines; it’s a stylish piece, perfect for minimalistic industrial spaces.


Armstrong Wine Rack - Floor Standing

Add some industrial charm to your home with this unique floor standing wine rack!


Our collection of solid wood Kitchen and Dining Room Furniture is designed to be at the centre of your daily life. From our solid oak dining set, Salters Oak, to the Ouseburn, an industrial-style dining room table with a creative twist. If you lean towards the wonderfully chunky and rustic - the Chopwell is perfect for you. Find beautiful furniture for your dream dining room aesthetic. All of our solid wood furniture is handmade in our UK workshop and comes with our 25 Year Guarantee.


Why not enjoy our Dining Furniture Package Deal? If you buy 2 or more items from our dining room collection, in a single transaction, you will save £50 at checkout with code DININGDEAL (cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or codes).


Step 4: Adding the Perfect Finishing Touches

When it comes to accessorising your dining room, choosing cosy soft furnishings is the perfect way to incorporate any pops of colours into your space - or adding a luxe feel with cushions and throws that add texture and interest. Not only stylish, soft furnishings can be practical too - perfect for dining rooms with large windows or patio doors, so you can enjoy dinner well into summer evenings.


Neutral Table Runner


When laying your table, whether for hosting or for making day-to-day meals a feast, add a sophisticated table runner, we love this neutral stripe design. Place it down the middle of your table and add candles, or a floral arrangement when not in use, to create a beautiful centrepiece for your dining room. Serve up meals in style with our collection of tableware, from colourful snack bowls for a fun way to serve nibbles, to an elegant slate pizza board - just perfect for pizza night.

To create a cosy dining ambience, candles are a great choice. Whether you lean towards tealights that’ll cast pretty shadows across your tabletop, or candlesticks for a sophisticated look. We love these stylish taper candle holders, their understated design means they will happily rest on a shelf or in a drawer when not in use. You could even invest in a new lampshade for your main light, or simply add a stylish table lamp to a sideboard for a warm glow of light.


Creating the perfect dining room for your aesthetic is about blending functionality with your favourite interior style, to create a comfortable and welcoming dining space. Starting from choosing the right colour palette, to creating a moodboard to help you pick out what works best in your home.

Our collection of handmade solid wood dining room furniture is perfect for creating a beautiful space for everyday living. With a 25 Year Guarantee, your furniture pieces will happily become part of your home for years to come.

Browse our Shop Instagram page to see how others have styled beautiful spaces in their homes.

Sophie, Interior stylist at Funky Chunky Furniture discussing our wood options

Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

About Sophie