Dining Room Ideas and Designs

Harvist Road Glazed Envelope
Harvist Road Glazed Envelope
RISE Design Studio
This is an example of a small contemporary enclosed dining room in Other with orange walls, concrete flooring and grey floors.
West End Apartment
West End Apartment
Louise Bramhill Interiors (LB Furniture ltd)
Design ideas for a large contemporary dining room in Glasgow with grey walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
kitchen
kitchen
Patrick Crowe Architects
contemporary light filled kitchen
Photo of a contemporary kitchen/dining room in London with dark hardwood flooring, brown floors and grey walls.
Kings Hall Road Project
Kings Hall Road Project
Clare Elise Interiors
Light and Bright and Open Family Dining Space
Large traditional kitchen/dining room in Kent with beige floors, grey walls and medium hardwood flooring.
Sunderland road
Sunderland road
PJS Building & Maintenance Ltd
Photo of a contemporary dining room in London.
Beckenham, Greater London
Beckenham, Greater London
Clare Marie
Design ideas for a victorian dining room in Other.
Brixton
Brixton
Angel O'Donnell
Strong white walls contrast with deep blue lacquered kitchen units. A white Carrara marble worktop and splash back adds a touch of traditional luxury. Waney edged open shelves display a mix of ceramics, cast iron pots, cookery books and large glass jars filled with pasta. Industrial wall lights complement a reclaimed oak parquet floor. Limited addition prints add splashes of bright colour. A large copper and glass pendant light hangs over a concrete dining table with mid-century inspired chairs.
Spencer House
Spencer House
Granit Architects + Interiors
We are delighted to have completed the radical transformation of a tired detached property in South Croydon. When they appointed Granit, our clients were living in the property which had previously been divided into a number of flats. The historic sub-division had resulted in an extremely poor use of space with redundant staircases, kitchens and bathrooms throughout. Our clients sought to reconfigure the property back into a single dwelling for his growing family. Our client had an eye for design and was keen to balance contemporary design whilst maintaining as much of the character of the original house. Maximising natural light, space and establishing a visual and physical connection were also key drivers for the design. Owing to the size of the property, it became apparent that reconfiguration rather than extension provided the solution to meet the brief. A metal clad ‘intervention’ was introduced to the rear facade. This created a strong horizontal element creating a visual balance with the vertical nature of the three storey gable. The metal cladding specified echoed the colour of the red brick string courses tying old with new. Slender frame sliding doors provide access and views of the large garden. The central circulation space was transformed by the introduction of a double height glazed slot wrapping up the rear facade and onto the roof. This allows daylight to permeate into the heart of the otherwise dark deep floor plan. The staircase was reconfigured into a series of landings looking down over the main void space below and out towards the tree canopies at the rear of the garden. The introduction of double pocket doors throughout the ground floor creates a series of interconnected spaces and the whitewashed Larch flooring flows seamlessly from room to room. A bold palette of colours and materials lends character and texture throughout the property. The end result is a spacious yet cosy environment for the family to inhabit for years to come.
Surrey Family Home
Surrey Family Home
DESIGNER TOUCHES LTD
Open plan Living & Dining area.
Design ideas for a traditional dining room in Surrey with beige walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and beige floors.
Pimlico
Pimlico
Annamoller.design
Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed dining room in London with white walls and grey floors.
Luxury Dining Room with Sky-Frame
Luxury Dining Room with Sky-Frame
Janey Butler Interiors
The Stunning Dining Room of this Llama Group Lake View House project. With a stunning 48,000 year old certified wood and resin table which is part of the Janey Butler Interiors collections. Stunning leather and bronze dining chairs. Bronze B3 Bulthaup wine fridge and hidden bar area with ice drawers and fridges. All alongside the 16 metres of Crestron automated Sky-Frame which over looks the amazing lake and grounds beyond. All furniture seen is from the Design Studio at Janey Butler Interiors.
Kai Tak
Kai Tak
Cassell Tarring
Large contemporary open plan dining room in London with white walls and grey floors.
Rosary Gardens
Rosary Gardens
Swdesign
Scandi dining room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
One Rosemount
One Rosemount
Daniel Wilcox Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary dining room in Other with white walls and grey floors.
Mulberry Mill
Mulberry Mill
Unique Homestays
Inspiration for a medium sized country open plan dining room in Sussex with grey floors and brick walls.
The L's
The L's
Vogue Kitchens
This stunning contemporary kitchen combines the modern and traditional furniture by premium German brand LEICHT. Using Avenida Ash Carbon Grey and Ceres Platinum, this kitchen gives the 'wow' factor, with the help of the worktops in Caesarstone Frosty Carina.
Edwardian House Gloucestershire
Edwardian House Gloucestershire
User
Inspiration for a classic dining room in Gloucestershire with multi-coloured walls, medium hardwood flooring and no fireplace.
Valley House, Charlton
Valley House, Charlton
Studio Morton
Inspiration for a contemporary dining room in London.
Dinning Room
Dinning Room
Wannadoo Construction Ltd
Inspiration for a farmhouse dining room in London with blue walls, dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Reclaimed Wood, Industrial Kitchen
Reclaimed Wood, Industrial Kitchen
Sustainable Kitchens
A reclaimed wood kitchen in a new architectural build with concrete and brick throughout. With a warming feel, the reclaimed wood is perfectly paired with a 12mm Corian worktop. Low kitchen cabinetry with a hidden utility, a boot room and also lounge cabinetry, all in reclaimed wood.
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.

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a dining room renovation or are building a designer dining room from scratch, Houzz has 725,856 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Clare Marie and DESIGNER TOUCHES 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.
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