Balance is key so if you decide to go with a large and opulent chandelier in the living room, it would be nice to keep everything else simple and neutral. Check out this project by Brown Design Group for an idea of how to do this. The oval table, the chairs, the walls, floor and wall décor are in sync sharing similar characteristics.

Wood tree base for dining table with a concrete top

Dining room tables come in many different forms. The one used here by Heather Garrett has a wooden base which strongly resembles the trunk of a tree just where it disappears into the ground. There are also several other elements which are nature-inspired.

Tulip chairs and Tom Dixon Brass ceiling lamps for dining room

The Tulip chairs are simple and versatile enough to be used in a variety of different settings. They make wonderful dining chairs as you can see here. They were used by the designers at Turner Pocock in combination with a cluster of golden pendant lamps each featuring a different shape.

Unique dining room with brass chairs

The uniqueness of this dining room’s design comes elements such as the sculptural brass chandeliers, the metallic and geometric design of the chairs or the multitude of simple cylindrical legs featured by the dining table. This was a design by Olga Akulova.

Diff chairs for dining table

As you can see, there’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to dining room designs. There are many tips which we’d like to offer you. One of them is to always try to set up your dining space close to a window or balcony so you can benefit from all that great natural light as well as from the view.

Industrial style chairs for dining room

The industrial style is not particularly popular in the case of dining rooms because a warmer and more welcoming décor is usually preferred. However, an industrial setting can be very charming too. Chango & Co can offer such as an example.

Lucite ghost chairs dining room with a farm table

The lucite chairs used here by H2 Design + Build are not great if you have something to hide. However, they’re perfect if you want to put emphasis on the table and to keep the décor bright, airy and simple.

Vaulted brick ceiling

The vaulted brick ceiling gives this dining room a unique look while also being a reminder of the building’s history. You can try to find similar ways of making your dining room stand out, either by adding something to the décor or by revealing something underneath it.

Subway tiles for dining room walls

The dining area doesn’t need to be a separate room. A corner space can be enough if you can make it look beautiful. Sandra Benhamou gave this one a round table with a mirrored top, a tiled floor, a set of minimalist chairs and some framed wall art displayed on a slim shelf.

Shades of yellow for dining room

Sometimes the color does all the hard work. So pick a shade and go with it. Yellow is a bright and cheerful tone so you can use it if you want to lighten up the décor in the dining area.

Uinique dining table and marble walls

On the other hand, if you want the décor to be minimalist, then you should use white as your primary color. By doing this you’ll offer more important to the shapes featured by the furniture and accessories, such as this intriguing table used here by Damien Langlois-Meurinne.

Ghost chairs and focal wall

The focal point of a dining room can also be a table centerpiece. A large floral arrangement can look elegant in any décor and can be adapted to suit any style. In addition to that, the clustered chandelier displayed here by Brian Paquette is another interesting feature.

White tulip table with marble top and bench seating

The Eero Saarinen Tulip table is another popular piece of furniture in modern dining rooms. It can be used in a variety of configurations, one example being this cozy nook featuring a window bench seat with built-in storage and additional chairs.

Wire chairs and round dining table cozy spot

The fluid lines and sleek design of the mesh chairs used here by the Shialice team are complemented by the fluffy texture of the seat covers. The table, by contrast, has a solid and simple design. The combination is balanced and modern.

Graphic wall art design for dining room

The graphic design of this dining room was a project by studio Jamie Beriestain. There are many intriguing elements here which wouldn’t be so eye-catching if not put all together in the same space. They include features such as the graphical area rug, the wall décor, the glass table or the chandelier.

Nordic inspired dining room

The all white room is the perfect backdrop for all the rustic and vintage treasures integrated in this dining room by designer Lynda Gardener. The décor is a mixture of vintage and rustic with subtle hints of industrial in the form of a metal table frame or pendant lamp.

Large dining room table with bench and chairs

An open plan interior design suits most modern and contemporary homes. Areas such as the dining room, kitchen and living area can be part of the same open volume and can also function as separate areas at the same time. Space dividers can be of use in this case, although the actual design is enough in most cases. This particular dining area was a project by Brown Design Group.

Industrial dining room design lighting

Industrial lighting can be hard to come by and a preferred alternative is a DIY project. You can coordinate your industrial pendant lamp with some metallic dining chairs and a few other accent details which can spread throughout the dining room in a balanced and elegant fashion. You can also play with different materials and finishes when doing this.

Red chairs with rattan seat and pendant lamps

Red dining chairs are a great option when you want to add some color to the room. Red is a powerful and strong color  which is best used in moderation so if you decide to use it on the chairs it would be a good idea to keep everything else as simple and neutral as possible.

Azman Architects and Jim Stephenson White dining area with plastic molded chairs in diff colors

The dining room and the kitchen can share the same volume. Most often these two spaces are part of a larger open plan. However, they need to be separated in some way and one idea is to do this with a series of vertical boards organized to form a see-through divider just like the one featured here by Azman Architects.

Poted plants for dining room

When everything else in the dining room is simple and neutral, with no particularities designed to make the decor stand out, you can add some character to the room through wall art or potted plants. This is a way of introducing a new color palette to the space as well as some texture and pattern.

Traditional wooden chairs for dining table

It’s possible to play with styles by mixing and matching contrasting elements. Notice the way in which the traditional wooden chairs dialogue with the chic pendant lamp displayed above the table and the playful picture displayed on the wall. This is an interior by Anna Carin Design. Apart from the different in style influences, the decor also features contrasts of color.

Nixon Tulloch Fortey Norman Avenue

If you think is too strong to use it in the dining room, you can pick a different accent color, one that’s less striking but just as invigorating and dynamic. Yellow is a cheerful tone which you can use in contrast with a dark floor and a few gray accents, just like Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture did for this contemporary residence.

Cozy dining space for family

The dining room is usually perceived as a space where family members meet to spend time together, either on a regular basis with various special occasions. As a result, someone might want to turn this room into a cozy space meant to make everyone feel comfortable and to bring back beautiful memories. A bunch of rustic accents could be the answer and this design by Jute can be the perfect source of inspiration.

Hi location balanced interior design

A balanced interior design can be created in a lot of ways. In the case of the dining space designed by Hi-Location, the approach is simple and complex at the same time. There is no dominant feature here. Instead, several different element work together to form a harmonious and inviting ambiance.

Colorful chairs for a white dining room

What do you do when you can’t decide on a single accent color for your dining room? Well, the solution is pretty simple actually. You don’t choose a single color and instead you use two or even three. However, you have to make sure they are nicely distributed throughout the room. You could, for example, opt for dining chairs in two different colors and use a third one for the wall art.{found on The Assembly Hall}.

Reclaimed chairs - DIY chairs for dining

Consider using reclaimed furniture in your home. You could treat this concept as a DIY project where you find and rescue old dining chairs for example and you give them a makeover. You could create your own unique collection of chairs, each one with its own story and design particularities.

Combo Dining room with Living

Having a living room and dining area combo in the same open space may seem like a perfect plot for a chaotic life. However, these two functions can coexist harmoniously if the layout and decor allow it. There’s no need to visually separate them with dividers. You can choose instead to create a smooth dialogue between them by using similar colors, materials and textures.

Glass dining table top wtih a metalic base

Glass tables are not for everyone. But if you’re the type that likes the idea of having a dining table with a glass top then you can explore all the advantages such a piece of furniture offers. For example, a glass top allows the table’s base and legs to stand out more. At the same time, it allows the room to appear larger and more airy, just like the one designed by Wolveridge Architects.

Large floor to ceiling red frame windows for dining room

As previously mentioned, it’s preferable for the dining table to be positioned close to a window in order to benefit from the natural light and the view. If possible, it would be ideal to have the space surrounded by full height windows. So consider a sun room dining space.

Bring nature inside room - high dining table

The more we leave nature behind and become more interested in other things, the more we start to miss its beauty. As a result, we try to find ways to bring it back into our lives and our homes. In the case of dining rooms, this can be done in a lot of beautiful ways. Using live edge wood furniture is one option and another one can be to integrate trees and branches into the room’s decor.

Matching dining room furniture

Having a matching set of furniture in the dining room is not a must. However, it can prove to be an aesthetically pleasing option. If the table and the chairs form a matching set this can help everything else in the room fall into place more easily without having to carefully asses the balance in the decor.{found on Anita Calero}.

Yellow chandelier over dining table and art above fireplace

The chandelier is definitely the focal point in the case of this playful and chic dining room designed by Techne Architecture. Its design is intricate and very detailed but the most eye-catching feature of all is definitely the color. The bright yellow is a refreshing element in an otherwise simplistic decor.


Stripes are a popular pattern in a variety of cases. In the case of dining rooms, they can be introduced in the form of a striped area rug or wall decor. You can even use the pattern to add dimension to the room. It can be mixed with other shapes, patterns and prints.

Outdoor dining room for hot summer days

An outdoor dining area is quite different than an indoor one. The choice of furniture and materials is different. Let’s have a look at this particular design by Collected Interiors. Notice the use of metallic chairs and a robust bench instead of the usual sleek chairs which keep the dining room from looking too crowded and small.

Masive wood countertop for dining rable

On the other hand, there are also similarities between indoor and outdoor dining areas. This space designed by L’Atelier d’Archi features the same combination of several chairs and a solid bench as the one described above. Their designs, however, are more chiseled and adapted for indoor use.

Lake view dining area

One of the usual concerns related to outdoor dining spaces is the lack of warm and comfort usually characteristic to indoor spaces. However, there are ways to adapt those features. A dining area situated on a deck, for example, can feel very cozy and welcoming. You can find the elements that make that possible in the design created by Wim Goes Architectuur.

Old dining table design

The multitude of colors present in the small and cozy dining room designed by Toby Scott gives the space a playful and dynamic look. The green table top, the diversity of chairs organized around it, the dark brown accent wall and the artwork displayed on it are all elements meant to offer this area a lot of charm.

Large wall laining mirror and farm table

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