Not just one for Christmas, or even winter! A modern winter wonderland dining room can easily be adapted throughout the seasons for a modern minimalist dining space. If you’re looking to update your dining room and have a limited budget to work with – focus on your chairs. A modern dining chair will instantaneously elevate your dining room and give it that designer edge. They look equally beautiful paired with a modern dining table (below) or a more traditional dining table (bottom). I adore the Kartell masters chair designed by Philippe Starck as it’s so adaptable as well as striking.
Having a good foundation to work with will make it so easy to transform your dining room for those special occasions such as Christmas. When you think ‘modern winter wonderland dining room’, think whites and greys. Add a touch of silver and/or gold (mixed metallics? Go for it!). Drape a sheepskin over a chair for that insta-worthy style.
1. Hay About A Chair from Utility Design £285 | 2. Grey LSA tumblers from Amara £14 | 3. Reclaimed elm dining table from Houseology £1,059 | 4. Wood and marble lazy susan from Oliver Bonas £70 | 5. Grey linen runner from Kelly Hoppen £25
The fab thing about a modern winter wonderland dining room is that less is always more. Keep the styling simple, unfussy and elegant. It means that more attention will go to what is on the table, so it’s a good opportunity to invest in some key stylish essentials that can be used all year round and not just for Christmas. Don’t forget that you’ll need space for all the yummy food anyway – so don’t overload your dining table with clutter.
With a modern minimalist interior style, it can sometimes feel quite cold. Bring the wonderland element in with your lighting. Small twinkling lights and plenty of candles will bring a warm and cosy atmosphere. And if you can’t resist injecting some extra festive cheer… then you can always create a centrepiece to hang over the table. I just love the styling here from Amara although I do love a backdrop of twinkling fairy lights ; )
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