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This is an informal dining area beside the living room. It has a simple wood-top dining table paired with modern steel chairs that stand out against the hardwood flooring.
This is a formal dining room with a dark wooden dining table surrounded by matching black chairs that contrast the bright and elegant wainscoting that matches the moldings and the window frame.
This elegant dining area beside the living room has a dark wooden dining table and chairs that stand out against the white cabinetry built into the gray wall adorned with a painting and a sun-like artwork on the far wall.
The informal dining area beside the kitchen has a round wooden dining table surrounded by dark wooden chairs over a gray floral area rug that matches the curtains for a bit of homey touch.
This formal dining area has light gray walls that match the patterned gray area rug on the hardwood flooring. These are all contrasted by the dark wooden dining set that matches the decorative frame of the wall-mounted mirror on the side.
This is an informal dining area beside the kitchen and living room. It has a round wooden dining table surrounded by chairs that have white slipcovers. These are complemented by the small chandelier, surrounding glass windows, and chic area rug.
The elegant elliptical wooden dining table matches perfectly with the hardwood flooring of this dining area. These are complemented by the warm chandelier and the various decorations mounted on the gray walls.
This is a homey and rustic informal dining area with a rectangular wooden dining table paired with a wooden bench and a gray area rug. These are illuminated by the wide set of glass windows on one side.
This is an informal dining area just a few steps from the kitchen and the living room on the same dark hardwood flooring and tall beige ceiling. It stands out against the dark flooring with its light wooden dining table, light gray chairs, and light gray area rug.
This informal dining area has a dark wood table and chairs that match perfectly with the hardwood flooring and the exposed beams of the ceiling that hangs a simple chandelier over the table. These are all then illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the glass walls.
This is an intimate Craftsman-Style dining room that is open to the other sections of the house with its area marked by a woven white area rug. This rug is a good contrast to the hardwood flooring and mirrors the white tray ceiling holding a modern chandelier over the wooden table with wicker chairs surrounding it.
This Craftsman-Style dining area has lovely bluish walls that mediate perfectly between the white ceiling and hardwood floors that match the wooden table. Surrounding the table are avocado-colored leather chairs that are illuminated by the natural light of the windows and yellow light of the modern spherical chandelier.
An elegant chandelier hangs from the white ceiling that mirrors the white woven rug over the hardwood flooring. The dark wood dining table is surrounded by cushioned dining chairs. A lovely reading nook is placed by the large window beside the dining area.
A brilliant tray ceiling illuminates this Craftsman-Style dining room with a white light that is neutralized by the brown hues of the round wooden table surrounded by comfortable velvet chairs. The wall-mounted artwork enhances the warmth of the beige walls and marble floor.
A colorful patterned rug dominates the marble floor of this Craftsman-Style dining room and serves as a good contrast to the dark wood dining table surrounded by Sheraton-backed chairs. The elegant chandelier complements the white walls and ceiling.
This is an intimate dining room that is given an illusion of being airy with the glass doors beside it giving a fantastic view of the woods outside. The dark wood hue of the dining table and chairs matches well with the hardwood flooring that contrasts the brightness of the area.
This informal dining room has wooden slat-backed chairs with a dramatic red hue that contradicts with the small white round table and white walls. The ceiling has wooden exposed beams that mirror the hardwood flooring and the frame of the windows and glass door surrounding the dining area.
The white coffered ceiling of this Craftsman-Style dining room holds a modern pendant light that matches with the patterned rug over the hardwood floor and the framed artwork on a small cabinet. This cabinet has the same wooden finish as the dining table, chairs, and bench.
The high coffered ceiling is a good match for the modern white dining table surrounded by cushioned gray Parsons chairs. The grayish tinge of the walls and ceiling serves to give an eye-pleasing effect that is enhanced by the hardwood flooring.
Charming cushioned bluish chairs encircle the modern wood-topped table that is illuminated by the circular chandelier hanging from a white ceiling. The white walls are paired with a wall-mounted artwork and a massive white wooden cabinet that is both functional and decorative.
This is a small corner dining room that has a white ceiling and white walls that are adorned with wall-mounted artworks that are a different shade of white for that monochromatic effect. This is augmented by the white circular table and hanging pendant light. The contrast in this room is the modern cushioned chairs around the table.
The upper walls have a greenish tinge that serves as a good mediator for the white ceiling and wooden finish of the walls that match with the hardwood flooring. The flooring is topped with a greenish floral-patterned area rug that contrasts the wooden table and fiddle back chairs.
The colors and vibrancy of this Craftsman-Style dining room amp the quality of warmth. The walls and ceiling are given hues of blue that makes the white ceiling and white checkered area rug pop out. This also affects the wooden table and the benches that flank it.
The hardwood flooring of this dining room seems to extend to the frames of the glass door and windows. Amongst these, the wooden round table in the middle room stands out because of the leather dining chairs surrounding it. The airy quality is brought by the glass door and windows.
This Craftsman-Style dining room has a chic personality to it due to the striped cushioned of the Parsons chairs surrounding the glass-top round table. There is an amazing wall-mounted artwork that hangs over the console table that matches well with the hardwood floor and exposed beams of the ceiling.
Leather Parsons chairs encircle the wooden dining room that pairs well with the frames of the windows and glass sliding doors that lead to the outdoors. This gives a sense of space to this intimate dining area and further enhanced by the white area rug over the hardwood flooring.
The coffered ceiling in this Craftsman-Style dining area is a perfect staging area for the modern dark iron chandelier hanging over the circular wooden table. This chandelier shares the same black and white hues as the cushioned dining chairs.
The craftsmanship of the wall finishes brings a certain elegance to this narrow room. This is augmented by the brilliant bluish color of the upper walls broken by high French windows. The centerpiece is the marble fireplace next to the dark wood table and chairs.
Glass French doors with an arched top provide illumination to the glass-top table with white cushioned chairs. The frames of the doors match the ceiling moldings and a built-in cabinet beneath a rectangular window across the modern chandelier.
The brilliant bluish walls have a glittery finish that wonderfully complements the dark wooden elements of the cabinets, doors, doorframes, and chairs surrounding the circular table with a table cloth that shines under the yellow light of the ceiling-mounted semi-flush light.
This Craftsman-Style dining room has a coffered ceiling that supports the charming curvy chandelier that hangs over the dar wooden circular table. This is surrounded by four chic dining chairs with leather upholstery that matches the white walls.
The elegant crystal chandelier seems like a great contrast for the rustic woven wicker chairs that surround the rectangular wooden dining table that matches with the window frame and hardwood floor that is topped with a patterned area rug.
Two massive French windows brighten up the dark wooden table and slat-backed chairs over a dark area rug. This small dining room has an illusion of being bigger than it is with the urban views outside the French windows. The aesthetic is capped off with a simple dark iron chandelier.
Vibrant red hues dominate this Craftsman-Style dining room with its stark red colors and red-patterned cushions of the dining chairs encircling the white round table with dark iron legs. Vintage wall-mounted artworks pop out against the red walls and white ceiling.
This is a simple yet elegant Craftsman-Style dining room with hardwood flooring that is paired with a white area rug. It gives a healthy contrast to the simple wooden table and chairs. The hardwood floor seems to blend into the frames of the windows that light up the room along with the peculiar pendant light.
The reddish hue of the upper walls makes the white coffered ceiling seem brighter making the pendant lights pop out. The brilliant white windows and the built-in cabinet lighten up the wooden hues of the table and chairs as well as the hardwood floors with a patterned rug.
The white tray ceiling supports the peculiar house-shaped light that hangs over the rectangular wooden table surrounded by slat-backed chairs. Contrasting this is the colorful patterned rug that is placed over the hardwood floor.
Chic dining chairs encircle the rectangular wooden table in this Craftsman-Style dining room. The dark wooden table matches the console table and hardwood floor. On the other hand, the white walls match with the white ceiling and modern chandelier.
Lovely nature patterns adorn the whitish area rug over the hardwood floor of this Craftsman-Style dining room. The wooden circular table matches well with the cushioned chairs surrounding it that are illuminated by the patterned hanging light.
The elegant wooden hues of this Craftsman-Style dining room serve to elevate the dining experience. This is augmented by the warm light coming from the chandelier hanging from the coffered ceiling that has a greenish tinge that blends into the walls.
A simple Craftsman-Style dining room that has a colorful patterned rug beneath the dark wood dining table that is paired well with the dining chairs with a simple design. This mirrors the simplicity and intimate quality of the dining room that is capped off with brilliant patterned pendant lights.
This is a charming dining room with a white patterned area rug topping the hardwood flooring that matches well with the dark wood rectangular table and the slat-backed chairs that surround it. A beautiful modern chandelier hangs from the white tray ceiling bringing warmth to this Craftsman-Style dining room.
The colorful patterned area rug over the light wooden flooring catches the attention in this Craftsman-Style dining area. It is paired with a light blue cabinet built-in cabinet that stands out against the dark wooden walls. The light wooden hue of the dining table and chairs are perfectly paired with the white ceiling where a pendant light hangs.
The gorgeous wooden chairs with woven wicker-like cushions surround the dark wooden table that mirrors the dark wooden exposed beams of the ceiling. Against this dark wooden hue, the light green hues of the wall stand out as well as the light hue of the area rug over the hardwood flooring.
A wooden round table stands in the middle of this Craftsman-Style dining room. It is encircled by comfortable cushioned chairs that match the white ceiling. The gray walls are accented with a wooden cabinet and finish that extends to the hardwood flooring.
This Craftsman-Style dining room has a cottage feel to it with its wooden cathedral ceilings that have exposed beams. These are paired with windows that are framed with wood against the white walls. A lovely pendant lighting with stained glass designs hangs over the wooden table and fiddle back chairs.
The red modern metallic chairs paired with a red patterned area rug stand out in this predominantly white Craftsman-Style dining room. It has a white coffered ceiling that is paired well with the white walls, white built-in cabinet, and wall finish. This makes the dark wooden flooring stand out as well as the wooden round table.
This is a lovely Craftsman-Style dining room that has industrial elements to it. It has a rough brick wall that provides an alcove to the dining velvet bench that matches with the metallic gray chairs across from it. A simple chandelier hangs over the wooden table and illuminates the gray hardwood flooring and white ceiling.
This dining room is given an airy quality due to its windows and open area that leads to the living room. The white tray ceiling has exposed gray beams and supports the modern pendant lighting hanging over the dark wooden table and leather chairs.
The hallmark of the craftsman dining room design ideas is individuality. It celebrates the uniqueness and creativity of design by artisans. Think one-of-a-kind and signature pieces. The shape and form are the star attractions. The focus is on creativity which embraces quality materials. This style makes up about two percent of dining rooms.
The style is a stark departure from the ornate Victorian characteristic of the late 1880s. It began as the Arts and Crafts Movement in Great Britain. In the United States, it evolved into the Craftsman style pioneered by American furniture maker, Gustav Stickley. It was as much of a new concept of design as it was a philosophy.
You’ll find elements of the traditional style along with folk and romantic details. Browse our gallery of dining rooms for stunning examples of Craftsman and other designs.
Defining the Craftsman Style
The philosophy of the movement is captured in the furniture. It reflects the simplicity of design that is in harmony with its surroundings. It is honesty and truth to the materials. You’ll see natural materials like oak and leather that embody these ideals. Wooden pieces retain their original color rather than taking on the artificial look of painted pieces.
Craftsman dining room design ideas capture the essence of this style with palettes from nature. You’ll find tables and chairs in neutral tones such as beige and white. These hues are in line with the mood that it brings to a room. It also brings other organic colors such as brown and red. Hardwood floors are a common element that adds to its holistic approach to design.
Wood is the defining feature of dining room tables and chairs. Pieces are sturdy and well-made, reflecting the philosophy of truth and honesty. You won’t find intricate, busy designs. Rather, the lines are clean and simple. The style arose in part as pushback from the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution. You’ll see this in the fine craftsmanship of the furniture.
Lighting and Other Elements
The Craftsman style embraces simplicity so that you won’t find a lot of odds and ends. The same principle applies to lighting. It falls into the category of quiet elegance. A Tiffany lamp would feel at home with this style that celebrates the artisan. Likewise, leaded glass panels fit in well especially if they have geometric lines in keeping with its clean profiles.
You may find pieces with metal as long as they have warmer tones such as copper or bronze. These finishes add to the inviting character of a Craftsman dining room.