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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A Cohesive Look

A Cohesive Look

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.

A Clean and Minimal Dining Space

A Clean and Minimal Dining Space

Streamline your dining room with one of our favorite new dining tables–the Greer Extension Dining Table from Ciro Modern! We love that it has an added benefit of extension, and supplies a clean, minimal look. 

80's Revival: A New Design Trend

80's Revival: A New Design Trend

 In the 1980s the trends shifted from earthy naturals to luxurious, modern materials and highly sculptural forms. We see the use of brass and lacquer, sculptural forms, glass and stone with high shine finishes and sparkling new materials.

Neutral Tone For A Modern Dining Room

Neutral Tone For A Modern Dining Room

Beautiful accented upholstery and leather chairs with an oval glass tabletop are perfect to celebrate with your family. A modern chandelier and leafy branches are beautiful for your decorative accents. Neutral tones create a warming sensation to enjoy your meals.

A Modern Rustic Holiday Dining Room

A Modern Rustic Holiday Dining Room

To create a warm and welcoming modern rustic dining room combine rich wood tones with warm eclectic touches. Create contrast by adding a darker chair into the mix–or even a dark wall color! Sprinkle in moments of holiday cheer like wreaths, tabletop decor and seasonal foliage. 

Cozy and Intimate Holiday Dining

Cozy and Intimate Holiday Dining

A low centerpiece is ideal when dining in an intimate setting. Add seasonal greenery and festive holiday candles to elevate an ordinary dining nook for this holiday season.

Dining the Scandinavian Way

Dining the Scandinavian Way

This sleek, organized, and minimal dining room is discerningly styled. Even so, the vibe in this space is warm and welcoming because of the wood tones and textures that are used. Scandinavian design style shows up in this space particularly in the furniture itself. The dining set is a classic Scandi design with streamlined, minimalist legs that have a slight taper to them—though not enough to be classified as super Mid-Century.

Dining Room Christmas Decor

Dining Room Christmas Decor

Adding a tree to a dining room can be a beautiful touch! It adds holiday spirit to a place where you enjoy your meals and holiday gathering.

A Dining Room Of Distinguished Taste

A Dining Room Of Distinguished Taste

This dining room is bold yet welcoming with red-wine colored walls. The light-toned furniture contrasts so beautifully while creating a silhouette of shadows during dinner parties.

Scandi-Boho Dining Room

Scandi-Boho Dining Room

Extendable Dining and Minimal Style: The Perfect Marriage

Extendable Dining and Minimal Style: The Perfect Marriage

The extendable table in this space makes is practical for accommodating extra guests while the minimal styling of the room keeps things airy and gives guest room to breath no matter how packed the table gets.

Extendable Table for Added Space

Extendable Table for Added Space

Not only does the extendable dining table in this room create space options for your guests. But the minimal style also leaves room to breathe by creating an open and airy feeling to the room which guest will enjoy regardless of how packed the table is.

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