If the idea of a dining room with a clean aesthetic that is visually like a piece of art, and where the people and meals served are the tapestry of the space, then a minimalist dining room design is right for you. The minimalist style is streamlined and stripped back. Rather than focusing on the garnish of the space, it’s about relishing in the simple yet beautiful shapes in the space and the architecture of the lack of. When looking at minimalist dining room design ideas, you’ll notice some common threads. One being the neutral and soothing color palette. Monochromatic color schemes are popular in this simplistic design style due to their ability to make a space cohesive and serene. The notion that a minimalist design has to be sterile is simply not true either. Though there is a place for ultra-modern minimalist design, most minimalist dining room designs have an element of warmth and an organic element. Natural wood textures seen in sleek Scandinavian style furniture is just one example. A curvilinear yet streamlined and clean wooden chair is a popular design choice in a minimalist dining room design. You may also bring in warmth from the use of warm woods like teak or birch. An organic touch can come from a sprig of eucalyptus adorning the dining table or a few decorative ceramic pieces on the table. An element that should never be neglected in a dining room design especially in a minimalist dining room is lighting. Lighting holds tremendous power to change a space. In a minimalist dining space, the lighting can be as impactful as a piece of furniture or a bold piece of art would be in another style. Because minimalist dining rooms boast a simplistic nature, lighting can be a single sculptural light fixture over the dining table or even natural lighting from large windows that are bare. There is a great opportunity to add impact with mood lighting, which is a stylish way to add drama to your minimalist dining room. A minimalist dining room layout is rather simple, so the lighting shouldn’t be a cascading crystal chandelier but should fit the aesthetic of the minimalist furniture used in the space. Minimalist dining room design inspiration should be drawn from your personal tastes as well as the stylistic guidelines of this design. This means that your dining room should not be void of your own personality. This can be as simple as adding a pop of color that speaks to you, to adding a simple centerpiece that has meaning to you. Either way, a minimalist dining room should evoke a sense of calm, control, and be functional for those who use it. We hope you find much inspiration from our library of minimalist dining room ideas!
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.
From the simple and chic dining chairs to the unique modern pendant light, this dining room is big on style. The contrasting black and white color scheme is a trendy look for minimalist design. With its clean, minimalistic characteristics, this space feels open and airy.
To create interest in a minimally styled space, the key is to add high contrast. This breakfast nook has a palette of black and white, which adds a crisp touch, while the brass touches and warm terracotta walls add an unexpected stylistic element.
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.
In this minimalist dining room, you will find abstract design in the artwork and area rug, geometric shapes in the sideboard, and rustic elegance in the dining table. Simple, white leather chairs balance out the design. The dark blue on the walls enhances the furniture in this dining space.
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!
This minimalist dining room uses earth tones to create a casual and relaxing place to share good food and conversation. Simplistic artwork is neither overbearing nor stately, creating an even flow from wall to wall. A modest, sculptural floor lamp takes up little space, yet provides additional light to the chandelier.
The beautiful bold greens on the walls, chairs, and rug really bring a lively feeling to this space. Invite your guests to indulge in this dining room with its modern Eames Dining Chair and sleek black dining table. Entertaining will be spirited in this fun space.
Part of styling your minimalist space is keeping surfaces smooth and clean. That also means keeping accents to a minimum. The black and white theme can also be kid-friendly. Incorporating black chairs, and an area rug that easily hides stains away is the perfect kid-friendly dining room. Add a floor-length mirror to help enhance the natural light around, making it feel brighter.
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