Purple Dining Room Ideas

Purple dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a purple 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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Bianca's Dining Room 3D Rendering designed by Tynneal Grant
Bianca's Dining Room 3D RenderingDesigned by Tynneal Grant
Go Nuts for Donuts designed by Fayethe Vongsouvanh
Go Nuts for DonutsDesigned by Fayethe Vongsouvanh
Kitchen&dining designed by Uliana Gotesman
Kitchen&diningDesigned by Uliana Gotesman
Other Mood Board designed by Gillian Atkins
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Gillian Atkins
General Mood Board designed by amelia harris
General Mood BoardDesigned by amelia harris
Blue Vibes designed by Kate Seymour
Blue VibesDesigned by Kate Seymour
Untitled designed by Olga Dragieva
UntitledDesigned by Olga Dragieva
Minnie-Mae Stott Studio designed by Spoak
Minnie-Mae Stott StudioDesigned by Spoak
Maximalist Dining Room designed by Faith Nickens
Maximalist Dining RoomDesigned by Faith Nickens
Untitled designed by Katie Carpenter
UntitledDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Untitled designed by Sarah Kaiser
UntitledDesigned by Sarah Kaiser
Live edge dining designed by Lyss Wallace
Live edge diningDesigned by Lyss Wallace
Untitled (copy) designed by Grant Friddell
Untitled (copy)Designed by Grant Friddell
Untitled designed by maggie finch
UntitledDesigned by maggie finch
Vision board designed by Stephanie Mardy
Vision boardDesigned by Stephanie Mardy
Untitled designed by Ruby Eliason
UntitledDesigned by Ruby Eliason
Dining Room designed by Showplace Design
Dining RoomDesigned by Showplace Design
Fem Glam Dining Room designed by Dawn McIntyre
Fem Glam Dining RoomDesigned by Dawn McIntyre
Miranda Mock Up designed by Giovanna Macejka
Miranda Mock UpDesigned by Giovanna Macejka
Breakfast area designed by Stephanie Acevedo
Breakfast areaDesigned by Stephanie Acevedo
Dining Room designed by Stephanie Acevedo
Dining RoomDesigned by Stephanie Acevedo
Dinner Dreams. designed by Uliana Gotesman
Dinner Dreams.Designed by Uliana Gotesman
Dining Room 2 designed by Stephanie Acevedo
Dining Room 2Designed by Stephanie Acevedo
reception with simple extra greenery designed by Rachel Silvy
reception with simple extra greeneryDesigned by Rachel Silvy

Design tips for decorating a purple style dining room

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a purple 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 purple?

Decorating with purple can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to a dining room. Purple is historically known as a regal color (since purple dye was the most expensive color dye to make way back when). Today, it is still commonly associated with luxury and also creativity.

Purple can adapt to various spaces depending on its shade. Soft lavenders and lilacs bring a fresh, airy feel to living spaces and bathrooms or can instill a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms or quiet corners meant for relaxation. Darker shades of purple, like plum or aubergine, can make dining areas or libraries feel more intimate and luxurious.

The perception of purple can change significantly under different lighting conditions. Natural light tends to bring out the vibrancy in purple, especially lighter shades, making them appear more luminous. In artificial lighting, the richness of darker purples can be enhanced, adding a cozy, enveloping feel to a room.

To allow purple to shine without overwhelming, pair it with neutral tones. Grays, beiges, and soft whites complement purple beautifully, providing a muted backdrop for purple to pop. For a vibrant and eye-catching palette, pair purple with its complementary color, yellow, creating a dynamic contrast. For a more dramatic effect, consider deep charcoals or ruby reds to heighten the intensity and richness of darker purples. Analogous colors like blues and reds create a more harmonious and cohesive look.

Use patterns and textures to introduce purple in a more nuanced way. Floral patterns, geometric prints, or textured fabrics like velvet or silk in purple can lend a tactile and visual richness to your dining room, making it more engaging and layered.

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