Dining Room Design Ideas

Dining Rooms are a place to gather, to entertain, to connect over good food and conversation! We think that no matter what style and size your dining room is, it should be a place that welcomes you in, time and time again. Whether you have a small breakfast nook that is your main eating space, or a grand dining room reserved for special occasions, there is one commonality that we strive for when creating a dining room design; functionality. Regardless of the dining room design style one chooses to go with, it’s very important that the space not only speaks to them stylistically but that it works for their specific needs. The style options for a dining room design are endless, but understanding how you’ll use the room and your needs will help you roll out some dining room layout ideas! For instance, if you entertain or like to mix up cocktails, a bar cart can not only add a practical element but is a fun and stylish piece to add to a dining room! If you have a more traditional sense and need storage for dinnerware and or display space for a collection, a buffet or hutch is a great investment. After gathering dining room design inspiration and narrowing down on style and functionality, you can move on to the fun parts of the design; furniture selection! Arguably the most important feature of any dining room is the dining table! This is usually the largest item in the room, the biggest financial investment, and will guide the style of the dining room. Dining chairs are not to be overlooked either, as they add personality and can be a fun way to add color and texture to your dining room! When deciding on anything for your dining space however, a few key questions should be considered; how many people do you need to seat? Is the space used by young children? How much maintenance does it require? When you break it down, it isn’t so hard and can be quite fun to design a dining room! To start, enjoy all of our dining room design ideas and gather inspiration!

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Moody, Modern, and Manageable

Moody, Modern, and Manageable

One of the great things about mid-century modern design, like the furniture in this dining room, is that it's both stylish and easy to care for. Mid-century modern pieces typically have smooth finishes, are made with sturdy materials, and have high, slender legs, making them great for wiping down, sweeping under, and looking good.

What's Black and White and Chic All Over?

What's Black and White and Chic All Over?

Looking for an easy way to add a little chic and modern style to your dining room? Consider working with high contrast colors and abstract art to give your space a modern and slightly edgy, (but still refined) vibe.

Space-Age Space Savers

Space-Age Space Savers

Mid-century-modern style is all about cleans lines and functional form, often possessing a futuristic vibe. The streamlined mid-century-modern furniture in this dining room opens up the tight space while giving it a slick space-race era cool.

Put Your Best Face (or Dishware), Forward

Put Your Best Face (or Dishware), Forward

If you have fine china, glassware, or other dining accouterments you'd like displayed, consider investing in a glass bar cabinet. The added storage will keep you organized, and the glass doors will add an air of chic polish to your space.

Spacious and Gracious

Spacious and Gracious

If you like entertaining, you probably want surface space for setting up a bar, buffet, or snack station for your guests. Adding a large console table to your dining area can help ensure you have the surface space for any event accouterments and enough storage to hide it all away when you're done.

Bold Color Moments

Bold Color Moments

Are you ready for a significant change in your space? Try incorporating jewel tones color palettes into your room. This will make a big impact, and the jewel tone trend appears to have staying power, so you'll get good mileage out of the change.

Small Wonders

Small Wonders

If you have a small dining room, keeping the decor on the minimal side can make your space feel bigger. Here, three minimally styled pieces with strong silhouettes add enough impact to the small dining corner space to keep it interesting without overwhelming the space.

Mid-Century-Modern & Magnificent

Mid-Century-Modern & Magnificent

If you're a fan of Mid-Century-Modern design, this dining space is for you, filled with the design style's hallmarks such as a tulip dining table, wishbone chairs, and a sputnik chandelier, this room is swimming in groovy Mad Men era style.

Off the Wall

Off the Wall

A great way to keep your space feeling cohesive is matching your wall art and decor. In this dining room, bold abstract art in black and white is echoed in furniture with minimal silhouettes and colors reflecting the art's strong lines. A traditional rug and some natural wood-tones add a relaxed vibe and break up the black and white enough to keep the space from being too matchy-matchy.

Pastel Sunset

Pastel Sunset

The finishing touch to any space is artwork. This pastel dining space feels like a cotton candy dream with the stunning artwork over the buffet.

Mid-Century Gem

Mid-Century Gem

Mid-Century dining rooms are always showstoppers! We took this space to the next level however with a jewel toned wall color, adding a bold effect!

Beverage Cart Anyone?

Beverage Cart Anyone?

A bar cart is a multifunction and stylish touch to any dining room! It's perfect for entertaining and can be styled to fit your season decor.

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