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!

Geometrical Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometrical Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. By selecting items that accentuated the geometrical shapes in the architecture, such as the dining table's arched curve, our designer changed elevated the beauty of the room.

Geometric Influences Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometric Influences Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. By selecting items that accentuated the geometrical shapes in the architecture, such as the dining table's arched curve, our designer changed elevated the beauty of the room.

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. Every item in this space has a simple form with minimal ornamentation. Still, because each piece is so distinct from the diamond-patterned pink rug to the striking lines and spheres that make up the chandelier, the space feels super dynamic, giving the eyes lots of places.

California Casual Dining Room

California Casual Dining Room

This California casual dining space is anchored in comfort that combines a wide range of furnishings to emphasize ease. A large table in light wood keeps the space from feeling cramped, while cane dining chairs make for casual and stylish companions.

Open Flow Studio Apartment Eating Area

Open Flow Studio Apartment Eating Area

The kitchen and dining area, while not huge, has room enough for two stools to pull up to the island and create an eat-up dining space. Since there’s a large surface area, the counter can also be used for food prep or as a home office workspace!

Mid-Century Dining With Jewel Tone Flair

Mid-Century Dining With Jewel Tone Flair

Be the envy of dinner parties with this Jewel Tone Mid-Century Modern Dining Room! With plenty of seating, your guests will love to sit in the soft velvet dining chairs. The jewel tone area rug pops with the white dining table and the bold brass chandelier is sure to be the conversation piece!

Contemporary Dining in Alluring Black and White

Contemporary Dining in Alluring Black and White

This dining space is welcoming and striking thanks to the mix of neutral woven materials and bold black and white patterns. Additionally, the pops of black in this design play up the architecture of the wrought iron windows and call attention to the scenic view.

Bold Blue Dining Room in Daring Transitional Style

Bold Blue Dining Room in Daring Transitional Style

This bold and luxe dining room is filled with deep blue hues and gold accents.

Beautiful Modern Dining Room with Antique Dining table

Beautiful Modern Dining Room with Antique Dining table

Many people think that if they have an heirloom piece of furniture in their home, they need to work with items from the same era or style. However, sometimes doing the opposite can create dynamic and even lovely effects. Take, for example, the pairing of this antique dining table in this modern space, which is so eye-catching and fun.

Fun Neutral Styling For Mid-Century Sideboard

Fun Neutral Styling For Mid-Century Sideboard

Have fun styling your dining room sideboard with neutrals! Try Incorporating items such as a gold table lamp, various plants, and a textured decorative bowl. To create even more interest, hang a unique shaped mirror above the sideboard to reflect the amazing chandelier hanging above your dining table! 

The Minimal Trend: Dining In Simplicity

The Minimal Trend: Dining In Simplicity

Clean lines and minimal accents are brought to this dining room. Keep your minimalist space interesting using unique chairs and statement art. Symmetry is incorporated around this area by adding the same amount of weight on each side of the buffet. This creates stability, balance, and impact a great way to show off to your guests.

Victorian Buffet in Modern Dining Room

Victorian Buffet in Modern Dining Room

Sometimes you find a piece of antique furniture that’s such a show-stopper, you have to use it as the centerpiece of your space. That’s how we felt with this classic buffet table. But even statement pieces have to go with the design of the rest of the room. In this case, we placed the buffet in the dining room, alongside a modern marble table and upholstered dining chairs. The sleek forms of both balance out the ornateness of the buffet.

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