Whether you entertain on a regular basis or simply want a dining room for your family to gather in on special occasions, decorating a traditional dining room comes down to what appeals to you most. Decorating a traditional dining room can be a fun and interesting project that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Traditional style allows you to incorporate historical details such as large moldings, wainscoting, crown molding and chair rails, which gives you an opportunity to do research by looking at images of similar elegant homes from the past. Some historic homes have hand-painted wall murals or refined wallpapers along with traditional furniture pieces. How you want your dining room to look and function will help you decide the right blend of features to create the dining room you really want.