Dining Room Ideas and Designs

Fulham Kitchen Dining & Living Room Design
Fulham Kitchen Dining & Living Room Design
Claire Bloom Interiors
All products are available through Claire Bloom Interiors just email for prices. Etched marble tiles from Topps Tiles. Bespoke curtains by Claire Bloom Interiors. French Pole by Bradley.
Historic mansion block apartment
Historic mansion block apartment
Turner Pocock
This is an example of a medium sized classic open plan dining room in London with green walls, a standard fireplace and a tiled fireplace surround.
Esher
Esher
Holt
Kitchen/diner opening out into family living room. Gorgeous glass orb chandelier (from the White Company) - dramatic yet subtle! Ceramic lead top dining table.
Chelsea 1
Chelsea 1
EGG GROUP Limited
Daniel Swallow
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary dining room in London with beige walls, a standard fireplace and grey floors.
Surrey Farmhouse Showhome
Surrey Farmhouse Showhome
Style and Stage
Design ideas for a farmhouse dining room in Surrey.
Coastal Dining Room
Coastal Dining Room
Design ideas for a large beach style enclosed dining room in Sussex with grey walls and light hardwood flooring.
Northumberland Stone Cottage
Northumberland Stone Cottage
Cathy Dean Interior Design
This rural cottage in Northumberland was in need of a total overhaul, and thats exactly what it got! Ceilings removed, beams brought to life, stone exposed, log burner added, feature walls made, floors replaced, extensions built......you name it, we did it! What a result! This is a modern contemporary space with all the rustic charm you'd expect from a rural holiday let in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. Book In now here: https://www.bridgecottagenorthumberland.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1tpc6VorzrLsGJtAV8fEjlh58UcsMXMGVIy1WcwFUtT0MYNJLPnzTMq0w
Mo-tel House
Mo-tel House
Office S&M
The architects designed each piece of furniture to serve more than one function. A pink and blue bench with crested canopy acts as dining seating, cosy reading nook, storage, regal throne, and cabinet to display curiosities collected during the family’s travels. This allows each family member to find new uses for the furniture, and through this reinterpretation and multiplicity of uses, longevity is secured and waste is reduced.
Clarkston Rd dining area
Clarkston Rd dining area
Karen Parry Architect
This is an example of a contemporary dining room in Glasgow.
Hill House
Hill House
Feneley Studio
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary open plan dining room in Kent with white walls and grey floors.
Stunning kitchen extension in SE London.
Stunning kitchen extension in SE London.
Veronica Rodriguez Interior Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary open plan dining room in London with white walls, concrete flooring and grey floors.
Manor Place Apartment
Manor Place Apartment
Studio Morton
Design ideas for a contemporary dining room in London with white walls, no fireplace, medium hardwood flooring and wallpapered walls.
Highgate House - kitchen
Highgate House - kitchen
A New Day - Interior Design Studio
The casual dining area in the kitchen, with tongue and groove panelled wall and a ceiling painted in gloss to bounce the light around in this lower ground floor space.
The Dundas'
The Dundas'
Joanne Hodges
Design ideas for a farmhouse open plan dining room in Other with white walls, beige floors and exposed beams.
Southgate
Southgate
MODEL Projects Ltd
Chris Snook
This is an example of a contemporary dining room in London with white walls, porcelain flooring, no fireplace and beige floors.
The Palladian
The Palladian
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Large classic kitchen/dining room in Cornwall with beige floors and white walls.
Gledhow
Gledhow
Burbeck Interiors ltd
Contemporary dining
Inspiration for a contemporary dining room in London.
The Shieling, Fintry
The Shieling, Fintry
Loader Monteith Architects
Dapple Photography
Contemporary dining room in Glasgow with white walls and grey floors.
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 720,870 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Kudos Design & Build Ltd and Veronica Rodriguez Interior Photography. 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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