Interior Design Trends of 2013 – Dining Room

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I know, I know it’s almost the end of 2013 in terms of trends, but it’s not too late to join the party! To kick things off, I’m going to write about the dining room. A make or break room if ever there were one! Your dining room should be the focal point for the house, you share countless meals here, you entertain friends, family, and guests here, you need to get it right in terms of design.

This year saw a massive upturn in terms of Marble, Glass, and Brass. The importance here is to steer clear of glass dining tables, we’re not jumping that far back into the 80s.


You want to have a nice solid marble table. Ideally a light stone, with a veiny surface.

This table sets a nice precedence for what to aim for.

marble table


The thin voile drapes are a nice look but try to go for a more natural shade in cream. White is too clinical for what you want to achieve. You are looking towards an elegant, luxurious space. No one would feel comfortable in a White dining room.


This year has seen a lot of natural, raw, clean, and simple wooden finishes. The usual contenders are Oak, Birch, and Beech. I’d suggest opting for an unvarnished or unpainted light beech for your dining chairs.


Glass is fashionable, in particular; decanters, they’re everywhere! Glass is stepping away from the thin crystal champagne flutes you’d expect. I’d actually like to take this aspect to the lighting. Brass is also a relatively new contender to in-style fashion. It tends to be in or out, love it or hate it. Personally, I love it! Combine your glass and brass to create a stunning lighting focal point.

This ceiling lamp (although not brass, is still stunning). The simple cream design will create a warm glow in your dining room.


Glass Lamp Shades at Fortuny


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