1. Dining Room

Dining Room Ideas and Designs

Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Hughes Developments
Adam Scott
Contemporary dining room in London.
Wadham Gardens
Wadham Gardens
Peter Savage Photography
This is an example of a contemporary dining room in London with white walls, dark hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace and brown floors.
Dining Room
Dining Room
The Rug Shed
Design ideas for a classic enclosed dining room in Oxfordshire.
Pearl's Place
Pearl's Place
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Design ideas for a vintage dining room in Other with beige walls, dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Chiswick
Chiswick
Matt Scully Design
Design ideas for a contemporary dining room in London with white walls and grey floors.
London Victorian House
London Victorian House
Kate Renwick Ltd
Informal dining area in large kitchen extension by Giles Pike Architects. Glass ceiling "lanterns' create bright space. Interior Design Kate Renwick. Nick Smith photography
Broughshane - Northern Ireland
Broughshane - Northern Ireland
Kris Turnbull Studios
Photo of a traditional kitchen/dining room in Belfast with beige walls, no fireplace, multi-coloured floors and a vaulted ceiling.
Wimbledon Home
Wimbledon Home
Joy Flanagan Design
This drama filled dining room is not just for special occasions but is also used every day by the family. With its mirrored wall extending the space and reflecting the breathtaking chandelier this dining room is exceedingly elegant. The pop of orange-red with the chairs and artwork brings this elegant space to life and adds personality to the space.
Notting Hill Flat
Notting Hill Flat
Laura Butler-Madden
A corner nook banquet designed to maximise space in the flat. More photography from Slim Aarons.
This is an example of a scandi dining room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Interiors with Art In Canary Wharf
Interiors with Art In Canary Wharf
Claudia Dorsch Interior Design Ltd
Astrid Templier
Inspiration for a medium sized bohemian open plan dining room in London with dark hardwood flooring, brown floors and white walls.
Barnes 1, London
Barnes 1, London
Richmond Bell Architects Ltd
Photo of a medium sized contemporary kitchen/dining room in Wiltshire with white walls and grey floors.
Wimbledon Park Home
Wimbledon Park Home
Apponyi Home
This is an example of a midcentury open plan dining room in London with white walls, dark hardwood flooring and no fireplace.
Stockholm Listed building Home
Stockholm Listed building Home
Rose Narmani
blue velvet dining chair, gold chandelier, round dining table, gold table base, luxury interior, marble top dining table, renovation, wallpaper
Design ideas for a contemporary dining room in London with beige walls, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Balham House 1
Balham House 1
Roger Keusch Architecture Ltd
Large contemporary kitchen/dining room in London with white walls, grey floors and a corner fireplace.
Oxfordshire Country House
Oxfordshire Country House
Lucinda Taylor Interior Design
Located in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, we refreshed and updated the interior of this country house combining our clients existing antiques with texture, pattern and colour.
Belsize Park
Belsize Park
John Davies Landscape
Design ideas for a contemporary dining room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Contemporary Shoreditch
Contemporary Shoreditch
James Tarry Interior Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary kitchen/dining room in London with light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Surrey Style
Surrey Style
April Hamilton Designs
Inspiration for a large classic kitchen/dining room in Surrey.
Elegant Family Abode, Wandsworth
Elegant Family Abode, Wandsworth
Yoko Kloeden Design
This is an example of a contemporary dining room in London.
The Laurels
The Laurels
Katie Weaving
This is an example of a victorian dining room in Cornwall.
For many of us, our dining rooms are combined with our kitchens or living rooms and so it’s hard to give them a defined style or design, whereas many people who do have a separate dining room often overlook redesigning the space because it is used fairly infrequently. However, if you can make your dining room or dining room area an inviting but practical space to eat with friends and family, then you’ll have no excuse not to be the ever gracious dinner party host and make the most of your dining space.

Dining room ideas can range from the dramatic overhaul of layout, walls, doors, fireplaces or lighting features, to the refresh of furniture such as dining tables and chairs, or even smaller details such as dinnerware, cutlery, chair covers and small decorative features. So whether you are looking to completely redesign your dining room or you’re just looking for some dining room decorating ideas, you’re bound to find some inspiration from other homeowners, designers and stylists who’ve uploaded images of their dining rooms on Houzz.

How should I choose my dining room table?


Dining tables can be large, imposing pieces of furniture and so it’s a good idea to choose your table first and plan your decor around them. Comfort and ease of movement in dining rooms is key – even though we spend most of our time sitting, it’s preferable not to dine in cramped quarters (and crucial as a host to be able to move around the table to serve your guests). When choosing your dining room table, consider the number of people you expect to regularly seat – the perfect size for a dining table allows an intimate meal without feeling crowded. A round table leaves plenty of room for serving food at its centre, but a rectangular table is more flexible for seating extra guests at either end. If you’re after true versatility, drop leaf or extendable dining room tables are the most convenient option.

The material of your selected table will set the character of your room. Glass dining tables look sleek and modern, whilst a pine or oak dining table will lend dining rooms a rustic country vibe. For a more traditional dining table opt for a dark polished wood like mahogany. Check out all the dining room decorating ideas on Houzz to see how different materials of dining table are incorporated into different rooms.

What are the best dining chairs for my table?


If your table hasn’t been sold with matching chairs then you have some extra flexibility to select dining chairs that suit your desired dining room feel. For traditional dining rooms you will want to opt for a full set of high backed formal dining chairs, whether these are upholstered, leather or wood framed. If you are looking for a more informal dining room, then a selection of mismatched chairs in different materials such as moulded plastic and even metal can be a great way to achieve this. For a really relaxed dining experience, you could even opt for a full length bench, which has the additional advantage of saving space as it can be tucked away under the table when not in use.

How should I decorate my dining room?


Elegant, neutral palettes are the safest dining room decorating ideas for smaller rooms, creating a calm dining environment for your guests. Pattern in a dining room can be a great choice to create drama but in order to not overwhelm your guests you might want to stick to a few stand-out elements – for example, wallpaper, curtains or chair covers. If you are lucky enough to have a large formal dining room then you could consider bold, opulent shades for your walls to create a grander feel. Your tableware and serveware should ideally be chosen to coordinate with your decor choices, but if all else fails keep it white, bright and simple.

Lighting is also key to your dining room decor – aim for dimmable light that you can adjust to create the mood that will allow your guests to relax but still be able to see their food. Low pendant lights directly over the dining table are both practical and striking, or for large formal dining rooms you may want to opt for a traditional chandelier hung from the centre of the room. Additional wall sconces along the walls can be a great way to brighten up the room for late night dinner parties, and don’t forget how a couple of candles along your dining room table can add a delicate, finishing touch.

Discover more of these popular design photo ideas.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a dining room renovation or are building a designer dining room from scratch, Houzz has 716,431 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Kate Renwick Ltd and Roger Keusch Architecture Ltd. Look through dining room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a dining room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful dining room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
United Kingdom
Tailor my experience using cookies

By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. Learn more.