Create a casual dining room, perfectly suited for weeknight meals, weekend breakfasts, and every meal in between. Browse our ideas for casual dining room decorating and get inspired. Since most families don't have room for a formal dining room that can seat 12, many families have transitioned to more casual dining rooms attached to the kitchen, the living room, or sometimes both. These cozy nooks allow you to mix and match the furniture and buy casual place settings in fun colors and patterns. We'll show you casual dining spaces in every style of home—from contemporary to cottage—and how to easily get the look in your own dining room. Use some simple tips to define the room in your home, such as adding an area rug, painting an accent wall, or adding statement-making furniture. Since these rooms often get used daily, choose colors and finishes you know you love and that work well with the rest of your home's decor.