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!
If you have a small dining room but a grand sense of style, pairing mid-century modern pieces and glam materials can be your ticket to design success. In this space, glass and brass glam elements add a bit of grandeur to the small dining space, while the mid-century modern furniture has simple forms that keep the design from feeling too large for the room.
If you're looking to save space and have lots of people at your dinners, round tables are perfect for you. It's easy to squeeze in an extra table setting or two where there aren't any corners! They're better for small rooms or rooms that aren't square, as their rounded edges help create easy flow through the room.
A square industrial-inspired dining table adds both style and function to this dining space. The center pedestal of the table makes room for more chairs and is made up of shelves for additional storage. The table has an exposed wood finish, which adds a bit of rustic flair to the room.
Glass mid-century modern dining tables provide a sleek look for modern or contemporary spaces. They are great for petite dining rooms as they don’t add any clunky visual weight to your space, plus the glass is super is easy to clean.
Wood is the most popular choice for dining tables for a few reasons. They're super durable and stands up to everyday butchering! They're easy to maintain or refinish with paint or stain as needed. Natural wood offers a beautiful color and texture in a dining space!
Clean and concise, this dining room is a total delight thanks to mid-century modern inspired furniture. The simple style of each piece of furniture in this space is modern without feeling aggressive or competing with the room's more ornate style. Furthermore, leather dining chairs and woven rug add an organic quality to the room, making it feel casual and inviting.
The rug and the chairs are light and airy but can still hide stains and are designed with kids in mind. Beautiful natural light from the windows creates a warm and welcoming room. Bring in some greenery to add a pop of color and create an openness to the room.
Picking the right dining table for your dining room can be tricky, but if you'd like to seat more than 4 people, it's a good idea to stick with a rectangular shape. Just remember, for larger gatherings, you may want to go for a table with a pedestal leg for even more seating room.
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