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Dining Rooms from Raymour & Flanigan

Get inspired by these dining room sets by Raymour & Flanigan


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    • Country Charm

      Since Aspen has a little bit of country charm, play it up with clay-colored walls and a traditional floral area rug. Accents in rusty reds will help warm the space, while a piece of modern art on the wall is an unexpected statement that is sure to be a conversation starter!

    • Fresh Sage

      Fresh, sage green walls look especially sharp in contrast to the warmer finish of the wood pieces in the Fifth Street collection, while crisp white accent pieces like wall art, flowing window treatments and a neutral area rug tone down the brightness of the paint.

    • Traditional Meets Modern

      With a white dining set like the Kenton II, you can create a warm theme with sunshine yellow walls and coordinating floral artwork for liveliness. Adding a traditional area rug with a dark base will provide great contrast, while a sleek accent chest with detailed drawer fronts gives this room a real traditional-meets-mod twist!

    • Warm & Inviting

      We love the idea of pairing an ultratraditional set, like the Vintage collection, with a golden ochre wall color. This hue is warm, inviting and just plain yummy in a dining room! A contemporary rug in rusty red or clay hues will work wonderfully in this setting.

    • Contemporary Inspiration

      If you prefer modern spaces, use a modern set like the Forrest bar-height collection as inspiration! Bring some sheen to smoky blue walls with a metallic mirror (it will bounce light around the room) and contemporary wall art. Then, station a patterned rug underfoot to anchor the set.

    • Clean and Neutral

      If you want your furniture to command the most attention in your room, layer a sisalstyle rug underneath a clean-lined dining set and pair it with walls in the same neutral hue. Then, add richness and texture with floorlength, dark chocolate curtains.

    • Sophisticated Space

      For a sleek, sophisticated look, try pairing an espresso, counter-height dining set with steel blue walls. A nature-inspired print in a timeless black frame will go great with this room's color palette. And if you choose to go this route, a bubble-print rug is best. It will add a bit of whimsy while helping to balance the rich, darker tones in the room.

    • Black & White

      The best kinds of dining rooms often offer something unexpected, like traditional and contemporary styles mixed together. For instance, the Belmont collection will look beautiful with classic Baroque patterns in a modern black-and-white palette.

    • Shades of Slate

      This set's antique white finish will pair perfectly with dark slate blue walls. To complement your wall color, feature hints of this shade in your artwork and even a bold, graphic area rug. Since this is a cool hue, add warmth to your room with bamboo blinds.

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      Blue Undertones

      If you want a set like the Hadley in dark
      chocolate to really pop, consider painting your walls a pale smoky gray. The blue undertone of a hue like this is a perfect contrast to this set's warm finish. You can pick up on that hint of blue by using this shade in your rug and artwork.

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      Relaxing Hues

      Who doesn't relish the chance to relax while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning? A small three-piece set like the Denby collection is the perfect place to do so going forward! It's charming, quaint and a great option whether you have a small breakfast nook or a cozy eat-in kitchen.

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      The combination of white and brown lends itself to nearly limitless possibilities. So if the Enzo collection's retro styling is something you love, try going all the way with monochromatic white walls and a 1960's inspired shag rug.

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      Fresh Contemporary

      If you want a fresh take on contemporary style, try combining a dark marble-topped set with kelly green walls and accents in warm hues, like gold and orange. Stick with neutrals for the window treatments and area rug so they don't compete with the bold wall color.

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      Cool Contrast

      For a modern approach, try pairing a set like the Chace with a light blue wall color -- it'll provide a cool contrast to the dark wood. Then, carry that striking brown-and-blue color combo throughout your space in the form of an area rug, wall art and window treatments.

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      Formal Elegance

      For a large, formal dining room, opt for a light wall color, area rug and wall decor to keep your space feeling open and airy. Then add a dining set that can fit the whole family, like the Barrington. A few additional accents, like a floral centerpiece and window treatments, will make elegant finishing touches without cluttering the room.

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      You spend one-third of your life in bed, so why not make that place the best it can be? Choose the right components and you'll experience a rejuvenating rest that makes your days as blissful as your nights. Use this guide to find the right bed, mattress, and bedding for your room.
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