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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Minimal And Moody Dining Room

Minimal And Moody Dining Room

The contrast in this dining room between the sleek white table and the black satin wall is very eyecatching! The Loren Spice makes this room even more dramatic with it's rusty reds and orange patterning.

Expanded View In A Modern Dining Room

Expanded View In A Modern Dining Room

One of the best things about modern dining spaces is that they often come with gorgeous interior architectural elements, such as exposed wood beams or perfect-condition walls. But even then, it can be hard to decorate a dining room to feel warm, inviting, and airy. Some easy solutions? Try leaning a floor-to-ceiling mirror to give the illusion of more space and bounce light around the room, or hang one statement colorful artwork to shift the focus upward. These are surefire ways to expand the perception of any dining space, which is often eye-level focused.  

Organic Modern Dining in Neutral Tones

Organic Modern Dining  in Neutral Tones

We really dig how the soft edges and organic shapes lend a comfortable vibe to this spaces. To get the look in your own dining room balance elegant shapes with bold natural textures.

Simple, Sophisticated Modern Dining Room

Simple, Sophisticated Modern Dining Room

Touches of deep blue can be found throughout this modern dining room. We added decor in blue tones to the kitchen for a cohesive look. The gold pendant light fixtures complement each other. The velvet dining room chairs bring elegance to this modern dining room.

Neutral Open Dining Room

Neutral Open Dining Room

Neutral color furniture creates a warm and cozy dining environment. A corner banquette is a space saver for small spaces and works excellently with two additional dining chairs. The slim silhouettes of the dining table and chairs create a lighter and airy look for this small eat-in kitchen.

Olive Green Organic Modern Dining Room

Olive Green Organic Modern Dining Room

Rich olive green walls and a weighty round dining room table in a rustic wood finish help make the space cozy. While matte black chairs and a tall cabinet help and contrast and a modern edge.

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