Rustic dining room with wallpapered sideboard
Wallpapered drawer fronts give this mid-century sideboard a colourful update, while plain white chairs are refreshed with urban fabrics. Wood wallpaper makes such an unexpected statement when it is used across a whole wall, as in this dining room.
Mid-century dining room with bespoke storage
Fed up with clutter? Bespoke storage like this is ideal for keeping plates and dinnerware close to hand in a dining room. This one has drawers, rather than lift-up lids, a feature that frees up the top surface for display – as well as seating.
White dining room with modern sideboard
A sideboard is a great place to store plates, cutlery and glasses, especially when they look as cool and unique as this one does. The striking painting, quirky lamps and an ornate candelabrum contrast with the white sideboard in this modern dining room.
Monochrome dining room with cabinets
Much of the furniture in this dining room has been given a bespoke touch, including these display cabinets, which have been lined with textured wallpaper. This is a great way to liven up a simple or outdated cabinet.
White country-style dining room with shelving
Storage isn’t always about concealing belongings. If you have objects that are worthy of showing off then display them along an open shelf. Match them to the wall colour for a seamless, unobtrusive look or create a feature with a contrasting material. Pale furniture, panelling and raw fabrics combine for a light country-style dining room scheme.
Jungle-themed dining room with cupboard
If you have the space, consider incorporating a larder-style cupboard into your dining room scheme. Storage on this mighty scale means there shouldn’t be anything left cluttering up your dining room. Make a feature of it by painting it in contrasting colours. Combine jungle greens with creams for a tropical look that retains elegance.
Dining room with vibrant furniture
Dining room storage doesn’t have to be boring and purely practical. Have fun with a bookcase by painting it in a daring colourway. The beauty of this is that it can be changed regularly to match your mood, all at a relatively low cost. A mustard chair is a tasteful way to sit down to dinner, while pretty, witty cutlery stands up to scrutiny
Open back dining room shelf unit
It’s easy to make storage look stylish and practical by choosing an open-back unit and organising all your dining essentials in pretty storage boxes that match your dining room scheme. Next, pop a colourful radio and a stylish print on one of the shelves and place a funky dining chair nearby for extra style points.
Retro dining room sideboard
Give your dining room a relaxed vintage feel with a retro-style sideboard. Look out for a wooden design with tapered legs and pair it with a pictorial wallpaper to make a bold style statement. Complete the look with mismatched dining chairs, a practical oilcloth and quirky accessories.
Modern dining room storage unit
Dedicate an entire wall of your dining room
to storage with an oversized unit, such as this one. For such a big
piece of furniture, it’s important to keep the look light by chooing a
pale-wood finish so it doesn’t dominate the space. Fill the drawers with
dining room essentials, such as tablecloths and extra crockery, and use
the open shelves for display. Top the cabinet with a quirky clock to
ensure nobody’s late for dinner!