Although the way we dine has evolved over the years, the dining room is still the perfect place to share meal times and memorable moments with friends and family. This multifunctional room is used for everything from daily dinner time with the kids, to weekly Sunday roasts with the extended family and the ever-so-occasional lavish dinner party, so it’s crucial the interior design style matches the versatility of the space.
As well as this, it is important that your dining room interior matches your unique personal style and is adapted to your way of life, to ensure it is both livable and functional.
With options including modern open plan kitchen-diners and the more traditional separate room to dine in, there are lots of elements to consider when planning your dining area interior. Whether you dream of hosting an intimate soiree with close friends, or are looking for inspiration to incorporate a dining area into your kitchen, we’ve gathered plenty of dining room decor inspiration to help you out.
With its richly veneered walls and intrinsically curved doors, this grand dining room, designed by Keech Green for a client in North London, is evocative of a 1920s glamour — think F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Alabaster bowl, suspended from the ceiling, gives a soft glow, perfect for “moody” dinners, whilst the upholstered dining chairs (in gold and cream fabrics) not only complement the deep mahogany but are also comfortable enough to sit on for the longest of banquets. The painting in the background provides the perfect art-deco “coup de grace”.
This dining room, with its relaxed and earthy tones, is the perfect venue for a dinner party or gathering. The smaller details bring the modern concepts together with plenty of black accents to draw your eye, without becoming dim and uncomfortable.
Here, the client’s brief was to achieve a hotel boutique vibe. A durable fabric was required on the dining chairs and they had to be hard wearing as my client had a young family. Morph Designs designed a bespoke dining table and upholstered the chairs in a bullet-proof wipeable fabric. A dresser was included in the room in order to store all the client’s dinner sets and appliances. The colour palette we used to achieve this look was pebble tones mixed with black.
We chose to have the dresser finished to an ivory colour, which created a feature and neutral backdrop.
Adding wooden Venetian blinds created a slick appearance and avoided fabrics in the room. Chrome accessories such as lanterns, ceramic ginger jars and cabinetry handles visually popped and added extra glamour to the space. All surfaces used within this design were practical and hard wearing plus will look great for many years to come.
I love this look as it is simple and chic. I love to throw themed dinners and events, and a design like this allows me to transform the space to create a different dining environment each time. For everyday use, it is clean and functional too.
Unless you purposely want to create a separate formal dining room, an open-plan solution where the dining area is linked to the kitchen is practical, flexible and maximises space. It allows families and friends to congregate around the table that is in the heart of a home. French doors leading to the garden or patio is excellent for summer barbeques. A built-in seat can be a fantastic addition as it is comfortable and provides some storage too.
City dwellers will certainly love this streamlined and space-saving dining room idea. One side is set against a window seat to save space. The chic modern Scandinavian style is perfect for apartments with open floor plans.
You don’t need an entire room for your dining set. This dining area is snug in its corner. The placement is ideal to improve foot traffic. Minimalist styling keeps the room looking bigger than it is. The brick faux window wall is a great conversational piece.
Relieve your basic white dining room with few creative pieces. The large green wall feature gives a pop of colour, the golden stool is interesting and the dining table is unique with its recycled sewing machine feet. Modern with a touch of nostalgic.
Waxed wood dining rooms are classic. They have been around since our parents built their homes, and the style is still going strong. To give a modern touch to the cherished style, add modern cushioned chairs, clear the clutter and install current and awe-inspiring pendant lights.
Clean lines, functionality and less adornment are the top trends of modern dining room ideas and designs. But a little glitz can always make things more interesting. An embossed metal ceiling adds a lot of shine without clashing with the room’s subdued modern theme.