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Gorgeous Relaxed Eating Spaces: 20+ Ideas

I’m loving today’s more relaxed looks.  Dining rooms have always been a bit more formal but with urban dwellings getting smaller, decor becomes more casual and relaxed in many cases.  I’ve found 20+ relaxed eating space tear sheets for inspiration that are filled with easy and obtainable ideas.

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  • Tolix Chairs 1 of 20
    Tolix Chairs
    This dining area with Tolix chairs in various colors lends a relaxed industrial look (image via Skona Hem via Style Files)
  • Garland Go-Lightly 2 of 20
    Garland Go-Lightly
    The garland in this room lightens the mood, making for a playful place to chow down. (Via Purlbee)
  • A Cozy Casual Bay 3 of 20
    A Cozy Casual Bay
    (Via Dean Learner, Pinterest
  • Colourful Collection 4 of 20
    Colourful Collection
    The home of Stockholm artist, Maria Adlersson. Love her paintings and how she has chosen white walls which accentuate her paintings and subsequently the colored accessories are emphasized. (Via Skona Hem - Photo: Per Gunnarsson)
  • Cozy Picnic Nook 5 of 20
    Cozy Picnic Nook
    Even though small, this space oozes charm and simple sophistication. From Nikole Herriott
  • Southwestern Nook 6 of 20
    Southwestern Nook
    Pops of colour give this southwestern dining area a cheery summery vibe. (Via Amber Interiors).
  • Presto Chango 7 of 20
    Presto Chango
    Victoria Smith of Sfgirlbybay swapped her living room with her dining room to create a cosy space with a fireplace, fluffy rug and lots of room to mingle.
  • Modern Hong Kong Factory 8 of 20
    Modern Hong Kong Factory
    Cool art mixed with mid-century modern furniture and lighting (via Apartment Therapy).
  • Ethnic Prints 9 of 20
    Ethnic Prints
    Love the bright textiles happening in this cozy little nook. (Via Apartment Therapy).
  • Industrial Modern 10 of 20
    Industrial Modern
    A no frills black and wood mix will do it every time. (Via Apartment Therapy).
  • Mexican Picnic 11 of 20
    Mexican Picnic
    A black painted picnic table was brought inside and placed overtop some Mexican rugs. Also note the plaid blanket on the seating area. Nice casual touch. (Scout and Catalogue House Tour at Poppytalk).
  • Old + New 12 of 20
    Old + New
    Design duo Younger & Ziskin took over Anna Bautista's private home, merging retro mid century elements into a brand new loft space. (Via Apartment Therapy
  • Vintage Mix 13 of 20
    Vintage Mix
    Love the mix of chairs Christiane Bordner and Marcus Gaab - Freunde von Freunden
  • Modern Simplicity 14 of 20
    Modern Simplicity
  • Stunning Lighting 15 of 20
    Stunning Lighting
    Tom Dixon lighting anchors this room together with a mix of blacks and brown woods. (VoK Design Group via Desire to Inspire).
  • Black + White 16 of 20
    Black + White
    Scandinavian whites mixed with blacks and dark woods create a dramatic space. (Via Emmas blogg).
  • Tree Trunk Counter 17 of 20
    Tree Trunk Counter
    Casual elegance with a slab of a tree and some Tom Dixon lighting. (Via Remodelista).
  • Beachy Casual 18 of 20
    Beachy Casual
    A seashell chandelier set the tone for this beachside dining room. Photo credit: Barry Calhou for Style at Home - Jun/11 (Via Poppytalk).
  • Pop Art 19 of 20
    Pop Art
    Shades of gray to accentuate the colorful art in this Chicago apartment. (Via Apartment Therapy).
  • Farmhouse Table 20 of 20
    Farmhouse Table
    This kitchen with it's big farmhouse table oozes with casual country charm. (Via House and Home. Photo: Donna Griffith).

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Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

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