15 Modern Dining Room Design Ideas To Get You Inspired

Dining room design ideas are all about giving the visualization of a stylish space while having a practical approach to it. It is also a junction for humans to gather, hence it needs to be warm and welcoming. While designing this space, factors such as ‘How many people is it going to cater to?’ and ‘How much space do I have to fit in what I want?’ ought to be looked into. You will be needing a certain type of furniture, colors, and light accents based on these evaluations. However, if your dining area is catering to a solo individual or a couple then one can get as creative as they want it to be. So, in this blog, we have summed up 15 unique dining room design ideas for you to take your design mood board to another level.

1. Choose The Lights Wisely


If you want to add an eye-catching piece above the dining area by keeping the color palate neutral, then lighting is the key to setting your dining area tone. This is one piece of décor that you need to keep in mind from the beginning of the design process. Accent, task, and ambient are the three types of lighting one can concentrate on, focusing more on the ambient lighting.

Some may choose to add a chandelier or a pendant light to hang on the dining table due to its aesthetics, but always remember that distance is the key. The users are not supposed to view the bulbs in the light nor need to get hurt while standing up, hence a safer distance of 60-70m above the table is the ideal location for such ambient lighting.

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2. Opt For Textured Metal Wall Panels 


If a luxe look is what you are looking to achieve, textured liquid metal wall panels can be your ideal pick. It can also help you accentuate the space without you having to put in much effort. Pair these panels with elegant marble flooring and minimal decor and you will have successfully designed a cohesive dining room space. 

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3. Incorporate A Piece of Art


For users looking for a contemporary yet modern look for their dining spaces, large abstract paintings can give a more artsy look to a simple dining area. Not only can one add their personal touch to it by adding photographs but it also helps you experiment with various sizes frames and positions of the paintings/photography that you chose.

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4. Hang Mirrors That Reflect Aesthetics


If you do not wish to put up photographs or pictures in your dining space then mirrors are a great alternative. Mirrors can be cut, shaped, and placed as per your needs. They also make a room feel larger than it already is, thus lending an airy look to the space.

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5. Do Consider An Open Plan Dining Space


If you have been noticing that your dining space has been collecting some dust then perhaps that same space can have an alternative approach as well. You can either add a touch of your hobby to that space such as the library, arts and crafts, or perhaps a cocktail area that will go well with your home theme.

 For all the workaholics out there, you can even convert your dining area into a workstation with office supplies as decor for that room. this will not only save your space and time but will also make your dining room more functional.

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6. Add A Rustic Touch With A Wood Wall Accent


Wooden walls are one of the most eco-friendly options for your dining space and are also easy to install. They are quite durable and can also act as great acoustic walls for your room. They can also be colored, primed, and framed to the desired shape of the user. It gives a more wooden cottage yet geometric look to your dining experience.

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7. Consider Adding Storage and Shelves


If you are living in a tight metropolitan space where your wine storage has been a difficult task for you to crack, then you can simply add some shelves which can store your elegant crockery or your wine bottles. Always remember to keep to avoid bulky fittings as it gives a more outdated vibe to the dining space.

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8. Add Cozy Rugs


Rugs have always been an eye-catching element in a space.  You can either choose a bold color or a pattern to make it pop in your dining space. Always remember to pick a stain-resistant rug as things may get messy in and around a dining space. Jute and Rattan are some of the best options for a dining rug.

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9. Make Smart Use of Furniture


Your furniture space can either make or break your dining room design ideas. If you are going for a neutral color scheme then pick bold colored chairs to lift the space. If your walls speak for themselves then the furniture shall be kept minimal. A bare minimum crisp dining table can complete your look. Always keep in mind that the furniture material should be comfortable for all types of users. For tight spaces, one can also opt for foldable chair/table options to make the most use of your interior space.

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10. Opt For Darker Hues For A Bold Effect


Sometimes it’s not always about making it all white and adding a pop of color at the center. Dining areas can also be playful and cozy with a darker palette with cool-toned accents added to it. One can also create an ombre effect to the given space by adding a darker blue-toned sofa with a grey-blue ceiling at the back.

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11.  Go For The Abstract ‘Art Gallery’ Look


Sometimes users not only wish to keep their walls as there are, but they also seek to add a touch of an art gallery to the walls by either hanging some plates, crockery, or any broken set of plates. They can also be customized as per your palate.

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12. Mismatch To Experiment: Color Blocks In A Dining Room


Instead of being too hard on yourselves as to which color or type of furniture to pick for a dining room, one can simply mismatch their softer wall accents or artwork with bold chairs or centerpieces. Take a cue from this unique balance between contemporary and old classics. A vibrant colorful furniture with an art pop would also give a nice summer ring to the entire space. You can also experiment with cushions and patterns to add playfulness to your design.

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13. Spruce It Up With Statement Pieces


Additions such as centerpieces, tablecloths, table runners, bold lighting accents, and small additions to your cookery will give a personalized touch to your dining space. If you have a relatively smaller dining table set then opt for one large center table piece, Whereas if you have a rectangular dining table then opt for 3-4 pieces while placing them along the table’s length. Similarly, for circular, round, or oval dining tables, the decor goes around its circumference.

You can also pick green pieces to give an earthy look or bold candles to lit up the ambiance of a dining area. If you are someone who prefers clean lines and spaces then you can pick modern sculptures and geometric patterns for a more modern look.

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14. Keep It Light


If your dining room is in a corner where you feel a lack of sunlight lighting brings the entire room down to a dark theme, then light colors are your ideal pick. If you need an uplifting room for your dining space then ‘white’ will always be in your favor. White gives an overall airy look to your dining room. 

If your dining room is in a corner where you feel a lack of sunlight lighting brings the entire room down to a dark theme, then light colors are your ideal pick. If you need an uplifting room for your dining space then ‘white’ will always be in your favor. White gives an overall airy look to your dining room.

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15. Pick Your Patterns Wisely


One can use a similar color, pattern, or form throughout the dining area. While mixing patterns in a room, do keep in mind the scales and proportions of the room so that it does not seem off-track after repeating the patterns.

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Unlike how dining rooms were strictly designed during the old times, modern-day dining rooms are being designed to be quite flexible. The users and designers can mold and reshape the interiors at their convenience. The furniture, accessories, finishes, colors, and patterns overall decide the final layout of your dream dining space. They certainly add an impact to the entire house or apartment if designed well.

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