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The dining area is among the most underrated spaces in the home. Today’s average home size is decreasing, and most small spaces don’t have the square footage to dedicate an entire room to dining. But it doesn’t matter how much space you have—anyone can use these dining room decor ideas to create a zone dedicated to mouth-watering food. And if you’re going to build a dedicated dining area, we want you to have the best dining room ideas to base it on. Keep reading to get inspired.
If you love boho and tribal-style decor, try bringing them to life in a global-themed dining room. The wall hangings bring the room to life by adding visual interest, texture, and warm tones to the walls. And the layered rugs create an aesthetic appeal that gives the room depth. The simple table and chair setup features mixed and matched dining chairs for a more casual appeal, and the large plants make the wall hangings look more at home, finishing the design. Textured wall hangings like the framed textile here can make your dining room feel welcoming and expertly styled.
This dining area seems to carve space out of nowhere to make room for this large table that could seat up to eight guests when needed. But with four modest chairs, it keeps from overwhelming the area and allows the eye to appreciate the expert styling. The three hanging lights look beautiful against the wall art behind, and the colorway of the rug mirrors that in the artwork to complete the look.
This large and open dining area can comfortably seat eight guests, and the rug easily accommodates the seating, anchoring the space. The furniture and lighting rely on an earthy colorway that makes the set look unified despite the different types of seating. The pouf seating here adds a fun and casual touch to the otherwise formal dining room setup. Try changing up your seating options to lighten the mood in your dining area.Formal Dining Room Decor Ideas >
This modern home easily accommodates a roomy dining area while maintaining an open floorplan that encourages the eye to flow through the space. The elegant contemporary area rug features a coral-toned design that matches the seating arrangement to the side. It contrasts with the all-white dining table and chair setup, making the area stand out while still matching the surrounding decor. A bold area rug with a contrasting table could be the perfect solution if you're working with concrete flooring.
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"Dining rooms are one of the most important gathering places in a home. While tables, chairs, dishware, and table decorations are typically the centerpieces of dining room decor, the one thing that is usually forgotten is the wallpaper. Here's an example of how a pale green floral pattern can act as a subtle backdrop that won’t distract from dinnertime conversation."
"Here is a dining room in which we used an antique rug and paired it with modern furnishings including a live edge dining table. By choosing a lighter color table and using the underside of the rug for its muted colors, we were able to create an integrated color scheme that pulled the whole room together."
Luxurious dining rooms frequently use grand, expensive materials and elevated design. Classic chandeliers with an exorbitant amount of crystals or glass beads are mainstays of the style and are ideal for conveying an elegant tone. These materials can shine elsewhere in the room through the table decor, glassware on the credenza, and other accents to help you create your ideal tone.
The rug you choose for your dining room can inspire the color palette of the rest of the room. In this case, the distressed vintage rug highlights various shades of blue, teal, and cream. The former two colors are used in the curtains and wall art to create a well rounded color palette, while the latter is the main paint color. If you are creating a similar style in your dining room, you can use even more blue accents through the table decor, plates, and decor in the room's hutch.
Sleek, modern dining rooms are often defined by their use of clean-cut lines, rectangles, and squares. These shapes are heavily utilized in this room through the table, chairs, rug, and artwork. Even the wallpaper uses squares in its design. However, one simple element breaks the mold and adds a new design element to the room: the dining room table decor. By featuring a different shape and unique texture, this room becomes less rigid and feels more freeing. Never underestimate the power of a well-placed accent!
Oftentimes, round dining room tables are placed on round rugs. As this room shows, you can also use a square dining room rug to accent the table. There is still equal spacing for each chair, so the balance is maintained with the table firmly stationed in the middle of the rug. Plus, the rug displays a pattern with swirls and rounded edges to tie back to the circular table above it.
Open concept rooms that have the living room and dining room in the same space can be difficult to design. One option for unifying these spaces is to use the primary color of one room and highlight it as a secondary accent in the other space. This mid century modern home features many orange hues in the living room, but these colors are only a secondary accent in the dining room's artwork and table decor. Even so, the subtle use of orange is a great unifying factor across the entire room's design.
Stunning symmetry defines this elegant dining room as highly traditional and classy. Having perfectly balanced built-ins, balanced tables and chairs, and mirrored decor all help create a very balanced space. Traditional styles often use symmetry to create a neat and tidy appearance, so if you want to add class to a dining room, consider how you can use symmetry or imperfect symmetry to infuse that classic aesthetic into your room.
The room's lighting scheme plays a large role in establishing its tone and aesthetic. This elevated contemporary dining room makes the most of its natural light by using light filtering curtains instead of blackout curtains. Then, there are additional lights placed over the dining room table and on the nearby credenza. The careful inclusion of light can define your dining room as a warm, inviting space or a moody social space.
Now that you’ve browsed dozens of dining room decor ideas, you should have a good idea of how to create one of these beautiful spaces in your home. Even if you don’t have room for a formal dining table setup, we hope you’ll use our tips to carve out a dining spot. And if you’re still looking for dining room decor ideas, check out our full selection of dining room rugs for more inspiration.
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