Here are 47 dining rooms that perfectly represent their owners with charm and style. Instead of boosting only the most basic furniture pieces, these spaces incorporate quirky lighting, loveseats as seating options, and gallery walls. You’ll easily find one (or five) that you’d love to have in your home.
This traditional dining room has been brought to the 21st century with bright white woodwork and wainscoting. Antique-inspired furniture and gold hardware make the room feel regal and timeless. Instead of a rectangular table, the round table gives the room a more intimate feel. Gold dishes and placemats match the hardware on the buffet, which pulls the whole room together.
One glance at this dining room will bring you peace. The symmetry and differing heights of the accents is thought-out perfectly. Two large glass vases on the table set the heights around the room. There are framed art pieces to the right that are on the same visual level as the sconces on the back wall. At the highest is the grand chandelier, which is given more drama with a mirrored background. Lastly, the two silver vases on the buffet break up the monotony and add extra texture to the space.
This dining room may look simple, but it’s far from it. The recessed ceiling adds an architectural flair and canned lighting highlights the art on the back wall. The long buffet against the window ledge and the dining room table are style cousins and the understated chairs allow other elements of the room to take center stage. To get the fun art wall in this image, simply purchase white matted frames and hang them in a gallery style. To bring even more customization, dedicate the frames to black and white pictures of your family or personal travels.
Bright and cheery, this dining room/kitchen combination uses a yellow and grey color palette to bring it to life. Built-in booth seating is accented with coordinating throw pillows and metal chairs are emphasized by yellow seat cushions. The ultra modern style of the kitchen is balanced out by the rustic farmhouse table.
Embracing neutrals is an easy design choice but can be tricky to pull off. You need a lot of different textures for a space like this to avoid looking bland. On the right wall, a wooden buffet and matching mirror have worn wood that gives a beachy feel. The painting on the left wall adds even more visual interest to the room with varying colors and shapes. Wispy window coverings give the room a lightness that makes it even more inviting.
It’s OK if you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to a dining space. This large room has both a dining room and a living room in it. The key is to define each space well. The large white tiered chandelier above the table makes it recognizable as a zone for eating. Another way to break up spaces such as this are rugs. A different rug encircles the table and chairs.
Using visually impactful accents like this crystal chandelier is easy when you mute the rest of the space. Your eye immediately lands on the modern light because the rest of the room is supporting it style-wise. A massive framed mirror doubles the space and gives the light more authority in the room. A glass dining table with stylish, but simple, chairs also prepares the space for the dramatic piece.
A casual space can be both trendy and timeless. This home, which has both a dining space and living space in the same room, mixes warm hues against white wood for a energetic energy. A natural linen runner on the rustic table and orange accented branches work with the orange rug, orange throw pillows, and painting above the fireplace in the other space.
Does a black accent wall sound scary? It can be. This elegant dining room pulls it off by balancing it with grey wallpaper on the other walls and white woodwork. Even though the black wall does dominate the eating space, the architectural design adds texture and the two shelves with white china plates break up the darkness. The black wall is then repeated on the other side of the room with the rich ebony black buffet. Silver accents and a lighter rug take the room from “too dark” to “just right.”
A one-of-a-kind chandelier above a dining table can add charm. This sunroom dining space has the makings of a cozy room where you can work on homework, craft, and or course, eat dinner. The built-in bench along the back is covered with varying throw pillows that add different colors and textures. Keeping the wine bottle light as the center attraction, differnet colors match throughout the room, like the brown table top. Chairs with paint chipping add even more personality.
You can use more than one light to give a dining room a special feel. Along with a larger chandelier, add sconces to give off more light. The three lights in this dining room illuminate the delicate woodwork and painting which is at the center of the back wall. White upholstered dining chairs look polished around the expanding traditional table.
Break up the expected style in a dining room by adding a different chair at the head of the table! The white chair with arms and a pink back gives the space a quirky spontaneous feel. It also works with the pink orchid on the table as well as the pink edging of the window coverings. For a modern space that feels fresh and updated, mix white woodwork, grey paint, and dark wood floors. This style makes it easy to add colored accents and quirky sculptures.
Unexpected touches make a house a home. This dining space has some unusual, yet trendy accents. If you focus on the lower half of the room, you’ll assume the space is more farmhouse chic and there isn’t a lot of glam. When you look up, though, the beaded chandelier with crystals sends a different message. Instead of sticking to chairs at a dining table, take note from this home and add a favorite upholstered loveseat on one side. Damask print window coverings also give the room a more glamorous feel.
All different prints are mixed in this beautiful dining space. From the coral printed wallpaper to the geometric window curtains, this room has a lot of texture! What makes this otherwise overwhelming design work is the congruence of color. Greys, creams, and silvers are the colors used and not much deviates from that set palette. When textures are chosen, like the rug which has grey shapes, they don’t look too similar to others.
This ornate dining table is surrounded by light wood and brown accents. To keep it from feeling too heavy, a matching bench is added to one side while upholstered chairs in a lighter wood shade are added to the other. A mix of glass vases and taller silver vases filled with flowers connect the buffet which has silver lamps and a silver bowl on it.
China doesn’t have to stay on the table! This homeowner displays their collection of white china plates with ornate accents on their wall in an artistic cluster. Two canned lights highlight the collection and give it an art-gallery feel. The large tiered chandelier above the table is balanced out by large candle sticks and two black vases filled with white flowers.
Although you may think you always need one light above a dining room table, it isn’t true. Sometimes, two hanging lights can wield more impact aesthetically than one! In this room, architectural details like wainscoting and large bay windows set the perfect backdrop for two lights. The gold design and hardware of the lights is then pulled onto the dining table by adding a gold-dipped white vase with flowers.
Wow! Look at that magnificent gold textured ceiling! In a dining room such as this, the ceiling dictates the design. A dark table surrounded by chairs sets the warmer feel and reflects the light from the ceiling. A massive crystal chandelier sends the gold beams of light around the room, giving off a romantic glow. Lastly, two oversized vases with flowers and a large mirror add to the opulence of the room.
Two words to describe this space could be bright and earthy. With all the windows one the first floor, this open concept space feels vast. To separate different living zones, the architect designated differences in the ceiling and lighting. The dining space, for instance, has a decorative tray ceiling and a large hanging light which sets it apart from the kitchen and living room. Mixing design elements works beautifully in this space too. The farmhouse table is married to the elegant upholstered chairs and the silver candle holders surrounded by hurricane glass makes it more grand.
The large, floor-to-ceiling windows in this high-rise home can’t be ignored! Up above the rest of the world, this dining space is equal parts urban and sophisticated. Sculptures on black pedestals add decor elements in front of the large windows and two acrylic chandeliers offer a modern twist on classic staples. Although the only color in the room is the bright pink flowers on the table, they make the room feel alive!
What do you do with a large empty space under a grand staircase? Add two large animal sculptures, of course! This loft-like room has modern elements in it that makes it feel progressive. The large sculptures under the stairs draw your attention in and the massive leaning wall mirror doubles the space. Two abstract paintings sit on either side of the one-of-a-kind chandelier. Everything pulled together makes the room feel less like a narrow hallway and more like a rounded space.
This dining room mixes rustic farmhouse style with a beach cottage feel. The large wooden support beams in the space are accented with a matching wooden dining table. Wicker chairs feel casual and laid back while a wooden candelabra makes the room seem stately. The faded worn blue furniture piece on the back wall showcases glasses, serving dishes, and art. Underneath is another storage space for plates.
A little personalization goes a long way! This epic dining room has upholstered chairs with the family’s initial “H” in a masculine block letter. A large floor-to-ceiling custom furniture piece on the one wall hides china. It also has a built-in bar with a sink for making yourself your favorite cocktail. The wooden ceiling above contrasts perfectly with the darker wood floors which are headed in the opposite direction.
The different shades of wood blend well for a light-filled dining room. The dark, almost black wood floors are broken up by a rug. On the rug is a lighter wood grain table with white wooden chairs. Lastly, the white ceiling and white wood trim around the room completes the blend. Instead of embracing a natural white wall paint color, the homeowners embraced a light, airy blue.
The entryway to the dining room says a lot about the it’s style. These large white columns are classic and dramatic. Once inside the room, the white wooden accents follow alongside the walls. A very pale yellow wall color bounces the natural light around the room and traditional elements such as the wooden dining table and chandelier make it feel homey.
This open-concept home embraces an eclectic style. Along with the bright white beams and vaulted ceilings, there are darker accents like a worn leather couch and a rustic dining table with an ornate pedestal base. The dining table has a bench along with upholstered chairs and a larger wingback head chair. Darker candle sticks and a bowl with flowers can be tied in with the other darker accents on the buffet and with the art on the walls.
Martha Stewart would easily approve of this unconventional dining space that uses nautical elements in its decor. Alongside the unique wall of the steps, this area is characterized by a gallery wall, a simple buffet, and a table with chairs. The worn wooden table and white chairs aren’t that memorable, but when paired with the buffet with old bottles, a sculpture, and easel with a painting, it looks like design perfection!
Sometimes a room is more about the view outside than what’s inside. This light-filled dining space and kitchen represent a design that simply builds upon the outdoor view. Lush greenery and other garden elements are the main focus while a round table gathers white chairs around it. Simple dining items are placed on top, like the ice bucket for drinks. Instead of leaving all the natural beauty outside, the home has a large palm tree off to the side of the room.
More and more nontraditional seating is becoming the norm in design. This dining space is a great example. Instead of utilizing the traditional matching chairs, this table is surrounded by other means of sitting. The first thing you’ll notice is the two baskets which have been turned into seats by placing cushions on top of them. This kind of seating is great because you can use what’s underneath for storage. The other seating solutions are the upholstered chairs on either side of the table, which look like they belong in a living room, and a quaint loveseat in the back. What makes this style work is the varying heights and materials of the seating.
Why does this simple table and chairs work in this epic living space? The answer is all in the details. Each chair has a dark black outlining which mimics the large black beans above. The cream of the seats also coordinates with the seating in the other zones of the room. The light color of the wooden table cannot be found anywhere else in the large first floor and this makes it stand out as a centerpiece. Once you add a industrial chandelier that flows with the dark beams, the design becomes impressive.
A fireplace in a dining space is always a classic and historic design option. A large fireplace such as this with a mantle helps define the space as a dignified setting to visit with friends over a meal. Each design element reminds one of the old age and the beauty of craftsmanship. The table is one of the most cherished items in the room and doesn’t need a lot of accents on top to stand out.
Red works in a dining space when it’s not overdone. This beautiful home dining room is welcoming and energetic. The white built-in shelving to display dishes is a formational part of the space and the bulbed chandelier gives it a contemporary twist. Although only three things are red: the two chairs and the painting in the background, the room is defined by the color.
You don’t have to worry about designating this space as a dining room! The architectural details separates the impressive living room and dining room. The columns are breath-taking and there’s space to look into the other room. Under the open space is a glass cabinet covered storage solution for glasses and drawers for your favorite silverware. The wooden dining table takes a different color direction and adds a rich shade of brown to the room. It also matches the fireplace in the living space.
You’ll feel golden every single time you walk into this dining space. This is because the entire room is inspired by this glimmering shade! A gold tray ceiling, chandelier, wallpaper, curtains, and more match perfectly. The only parts of the room in the home that’s not gold is the dining table and chairs. An ornate wooden floor add to the charm of the area.
White chairs belong in this dining room because of the other colors used. It’s a darker area, with a blue-grey wall color and chocolate brown curtains. The white chairs bring a lightness to the space and also brighten up the darker wooden floors. Round green topiaries can be found both on the table in different sizes and as ornamentation along the wall.
A strange shaped room can be difficult to outfit for a dining table and chairs. In this homeowner’s case, they fitted the dining table, but needed to shape the anchoring rug to match the shape of the room. You can cut and sew your rug yourself if you have a way with a sewing machine, or you can measure it and have it done by a professional. Either way, this room ends up flowing perfectly.
It’s important in a space that has both a bar and a dining table that the seating matches or compliments one another. This large kitchen and dining space has woven benches under the bar and woven seating options at the table. This creates a space that feels like it flows. Another way the designers connect the kitchen with the dining table is by using similar accents. Green rounded topiaries are used as a centerpiece on the table and then can be seen on either side of the sink in the kitchen.
What do you do when you decide to have a recessed ceiling painted a color such as blue? Allow the rest of the room to follow suit! The pretty royal blue shade is incorporated into the rest of the dining space on the curtains, vases, and plates on display in the glass curio cabinet. Even though the table isn’t blue or the rug, the room is defined by the color and it gives it a soothing energy. The print on the curtains also is repeated on the vases and around the china plates on display.
In a sun room, it’s best to bring the outdoors inside when decorating a space. This dining room has little accents because the main focus is on the beautiful tropical beach outside the expansive windows. A built-in bench is accented with pillows that match the blue of the ocean and the dining table itself only has a few cream colored candles on it. White wicker chairs help define this space as a relaxing outdoor/indoor environment.
This round dining table is accented by a round chandelier that holds varying heights of candles. Now, long gone are the days where you have to light each individual candle by hand with a match. This candle chandelier is completely electric. It gives off a warm glow and makes the space seem refined instead of stuffy. To echo the beautiful candles above the table, two scones are placed on the back wall and also have candles which can be switched on. Living in the 21rst century has its style perks!
Silver and turquoise are a new mix in design these days. The industrial metal feel of the silver compliments the natural and organic feel of the blue shade. In this dining room, you’ll find silver lighting above the table and silver chairs. The light blue turquoise shade is picked up in the rug which anchors the space and the framed print hanging on the wall. The art print on the wall is encircled with a silver frame.
This dining room plays a little trick on the eye. Even though the windows and patio doors don’t go all the way to the ceiling, they feel like they do because of the curtains. The curtains are hung higher than the windows and this makes the room feel taller. A gilded mirror and sparkling chandelier make this dining room feel traditional, yet glamourous. With antique-esque furniture on one side and a modern art piece on the other, this room is a great example of a space that’s both traditional and eclectic at the same time.
Again, an unexpected head chair at a formal dining room can be such fun! This elegant space has everything you need to impress your friends with top style. Columns, white wainscoting, a trendy wallpaper, and a chandelier all come together to form a space that’s not too feminine or masculine. Instead of taking themselves too seriously, the homeowners have a geometric chair at the head of the table. The color, grey, works well with the rest of the room.
Everywhere you look in this home dining space are circles! This fun shape has defined the style of this room. The round dining room is accented with a beautiful wooden round sphere light. Each chair has a round back and the centerpiece is placed on a round tray. If that’s not enough spheres for you, if you look closer, you’ll notice the wallpaper even has circles on it! The neutral shades and natural textures make this round room rich and not overdone.
Beach elements define this bright and airy dining space. Sea glass colored vases on top of the storage cabinet and white coral inside it, make you think this home is right on the sea! In fact, if you look at it long enough, you may imagine yourself walking out the glass doors onto the beach. Framed coral pieces with worn gold edges are placed mathematically along the back wall and two large trees are used to bring nature inside. Lastly, the light wood on the table and chairs give this room the beachy feel it proclaims in its decor.
Yellow and blue have been the perfect pair for years and years in design. This cottage-like dining room embraces this color palette with ease! Pale yellow walls and a rug are brought together with a blue buffet table and blue hydrangeas on the dining table.
You’ll be feeling pretty zen in this dining space. Rich colors are accented by river rocks and natural moss. The large black shelves have backlighting that looks dramatic and calming at the same time. The tiling under the dining table and the large planter only add to the natural elements of the room.