Blue Dining Room Ideas

Blue dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a blue dining room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Afloral + Grounded in Neutral designed by Chelsea Alysa
Afloral + Grounded in NeutralDesigned by Chelsea Alysa
Traditional Dining Room designed by Shellie Kemp
Traditional Dining RoomDesigned by Shellie Kemp
TableScape designed by Selena Wyant
TableScapeDesigned by Selena Wyant
Mellow blue + soft rose designed by Chelsea Wilkinson
Mellow blue + soft roseDesigned by Chelsea Wilkinson
Dramatic Dining designed by Caroline B. Scott
Dramatic DiningDesigned by Caroline B. Scott
Swanky Bar designed by Carly Johnston
Swanky BarDesigned by Carly Johnston
Timeless Dining Room designed by Krista Heumann
Timeless Dining RoomDesigned by Krista Heumann
Year & Day Design Challenge designed by Taylor Christensen
Year & Day Design ChallengeDesigned by Taylor Christensen
Dinner Party Design designed by Lindsay Jones
Dinner Party DesignDesigned by Lindsay Jones
Untitled designed by Hailey Wallin
UntitledDesigned by Hailey Wallin
Blue Vibes designed by Amber Wilcox
Blue VibesDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Artsper Design Challenge designed by Bridget Nelson
Artsper Design ChallengeDesigned by Bridget Nelson
Artsper Cozy Gallery designed by Melissa Genest
Artsper Cozy GalleryDesigned by Melissa Genest
Food Lover designed by Jasmine Fitzgerald
Food LoverDesigned by Jasmine Fitzgerald
SOFT HEARTS CLUB tablesape designed by Jasmine Fitzgerald
SOFT HEARTS CLUB tablesapeDesigned by Jasmine Fitzgerald
Year & Day designed by Lorie Elrod
Year & DayDesigned by Lorie Elrod
Year & Day Tablescape designed by Katie Nesdahl
Year & Day TablescapeDesigned by Katie Nesdahl
Cafe designed by Daniela Araya
CafeDesigned by Daniela Araya
Pattern Heavy designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Pattern HeavyDesigned by Lindsey LaPrime
Main Level Lighting designed by Cynthia Navarro
Main Level LightingDesigned by Cynthia Navarro
Dinning Room designed by Jessica Goldstein
Dinning RoomDesigned by Jessica Goldstein
Serena & Lily designed by Kelsey Arnold
Serena & LilyDesigned by Kelsey Arnold
Formal Dining Room designed by Hope Barone
Formal Dining RoomDesigned by Hope Barone
Dining Room designed by Hannah McKernan
Dining RoomDesigned by Hannah McKernan

Design tips for decorating a blue style dining room

Here’s how to achieve the blue aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a blue dining room?

Creating a dining room that serves as a welcoming hub for meals, gatherings, and memorable conversations begins with thoughtful planning. The arrangement of furniture not only influences the room's aesthetic appeal but also its practicality and comfort. By employing a strategic approach to your dining room design, you can achieve a space that harmonizes form and function, making every meal an experience to cherish.

Whether you're in the process of a dining room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the dining room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Dining Table & Chairs: The heart of the dining room, your table should be chosen with care, considering its shape, size, and placement. This piece sets the tone for the room's overall design and functionality, acting as the anchor for all other elements. Pro tip: Divide your table’s outside dimensions by 24 inches to find out how many people you can seat comfortably. Complementing your table, the chairs should offer comfort and style.
  • Storage Furniture: Practical yet stylish storage solutions like buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are key to a clutter-free dining area. They provide essential storage and a space for serving dishes. Position these pieces to maintain a clear pathway around the table, ideally 3-4 feet from the table’s edge.
  • Area Rug: Love them or hate them, rugs in the dining room are a hot topic. A well-chosen rug can define the dining space and add a layer of warmth and texture. If you opt for a rug, ensure it extends at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides, allowing chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out.
  • Decorative Lighting: Central lighting, such as a chandelier or pendant, should be positioned directly above the table to illuminate the area evenly and serve as a visual centerpiece. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dining room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Get creative and have fun with your dining room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

How do you decorate with blue?

If you want to make a bold statement with blue, consider painting the whole dining room (ceilings included) in a single shade of blue. No one regrets painting a dining room blue.

Decorating with blue can transform any space into a serene sanctuary or a dynamic cozy cocoon, depending on its shade and application. Lighter shades of blue like sky blue or baby blue can create a sense of openness and freshness and a soothing atmosphere, while darker shades like navy blue or royal blue can add depth, elegance, and sophistication.

Blue pairs beautifully with a range of colors. For a classic, crisp look, combine it with white or cream. For warmth, juxtapose blues against earth tones like sandy beiges or soft browns. For a more dynamic and contemporary color palette, consider coral or mustard (orange is the complementary color opposite blue on the color wheel), which provide a striking contrast and elevate the vibrancy of the space.

Don't shy away from mixing different shades of blue within the same space. Layering light and dark blues can create a sophisticated and dynamic aesthetic. This approach works well in spaces where you want to maintain a monochromatic scheme without it feeling flat or uninteresting.

Blue is often associated with the sea and the sky, making it a perfect choice for creating a coastal or beach-inspired room. Pair blue with white or sandy beige tones or incorporate nautical elements like striped patterns, seashells, or rope accents to enhance the coastal aesthetic.

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