Modern Dining Room Design Ideas

Whether you want to pretend you're in a lifestyle photoshoot or just having a casual dinner with friends, modern dining rooms are spaces we can love being in. From smooth surfaces to contrasting materials, it's all about blending. To create a modern dining space, you'll want to blend your spatial needs with your taste and polish off with some chic mod lighting.

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.

Beachy Mid-Century Modern Dining Room


Beachy Mid-Century Modern Dining Room

This dining room with a coastal mid-century modern vibe is the perfect space for the person who wants to keep things in their home casual but chic. The streamlined furniture is elegant in its simplicity, but its honey-colored wood finish feels low-key and relaxed.

Stylish and Elevated Small Dining Room

Stylish and Elevated Small Dining Room

This dining room uses streamlined mid-century modern style furniture and pops of gold to create a space-savvy and elegant design. Making it the perfect space for someone who wants to make a statement in their small dining area.

Edgy Contemporary Dining Room

Edgy Contemporary Dining Room

Moody and dramatic this dining room proves that contemporary style doesn't have to be all neutrals and rounded lines. Rich wood finishes, a patterned wool rug, and camel colored leather dining chairs carry the contemporary design movement's signature simplistic silhouettes but have a surprising edginess thanks to their dark colors.

Extra Room Dining Design

Extra Room Dining Design

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 space.

Leave Room For Dessert (and the Rest of the Meal)

Leave Room For Dessert (and the Rest of the Meal)

Keep things simple with this a fall tablescape that leaves room for everyone's plate but still feels sweet enough to show you care. Here a bowl of seasonal pears and an olive branch in a simple vase are a wink and nod to the season. They invite guests to your fall holiday table and leave room for all the wine bottles, plates, and dessert dishes they might bring with them.

Imbue Joy with Autumnal Hues

Imbue Joy with Autumnal Hues

Preparing for the holiday season can be daunting. Whether you're hosting for family, friends, or roommates, the pressure to create a memorable holiday experience can get in the way of you actually enjoying the holiday. Set your self up for holiday season success with a dining room mixes minimal ornamentation with high impact autumnal inspired design. Here smooth uncomplicated finishes make for an easy post-celebration clean up. At the same time, bold silhouettes and stunting autumn hues imbue the space with a festive and joyful feeling that will last through the holidays and beyond.

Casual Modern Dining Room in Blue

Casual Modern Dining Room in Blue

A jute rug in an oversized ikat print provides a durable anchor to this hip dining room. The spun globe pendant light adds drama without being too serious.

Modern Eclectic Dining Room

Modern Eclectic Dining Room

Mixing style elements like modern and eclectic can create a transitional design. While the table is simple and has clean lines the chairs add a fun eclectic style. A bright colored rug and a pop of modern art ties this dining room together! 

California Modern Dining Room

California Modern Dining Room

This dining room is definitely dominated by the dining table. A clean-lined but heavy table, the dark, rough wood creates a definite rustic feel, which is supported by the complimentary wood tones of the dining room chairs. (The two wood tones flow together nicely since they’re both in the warm wood tone family.) But mid-century modern shapes keep the look from veering too rustic.

Alcove Bar

Alcove Bar

If you live in a small apartment or are otherwise really short on space, a built-in alcove can make an excellent spot for a minibar. It also works if you have a built-in cubby or awkward feature that you don’t know what to do with!

Sculptural Dining Room Design

Sculptural Dining Room Design

If you want to create a clutter-free dining space that still packs a punch, we suggest taking a queue from this dining room. Each item in this design from the chandelier to the marble table has a bold yet clean silhouette. This combo makes for tidy space that leaves a lasting impression.

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