9 Dining Room Ideas to Bring Style to Your Space

Be There and Be Square

Instead of seating everyone at a huge rectangular table, use a square table to bring them closer together. BHDM Design's version seats eight, yet everyone is equal. No one is left out of the lively discourse.

Pare Down the Palette

Limiting colour highlights architectural details. Magnolia style director Ashley Maddox and designer Hilary Walker highlighted the cantilevered soffit and clerestory windows in this dining room with a muted colour.

Switch Up the Seating

This circular four-seater conversation between two dining tables is the highlight. "Having two tables allows a bit more cosiness and intimacy," says Colordrunk Designs' Jenna Gross, who designed House Beautiful's 2023 Whole Home.

Bring on the Shapes

Jenn Feldman Designs shows that forms and sculptures can make a pared-down style stand out. From the geometric pendant lamp to the circular table and arch chairs, this living room is striking.

Keep the Original Molding

Brownstone Boys' Jordan Slocum and Barry Bordelon modernised this 1899 Fort Greene, Brooklyn brownstone. The white dining room highlights the historic moulding and brightens the area. 

Add Rustic Touches

Storybook-ready dining room for farmhouse fans! In this Swedish house, Marshall Watson displays common dishes on a plate rack as wall art. A antique table and chairs with blue gingham seat cushions offer rustic charm.

Prioritize Hosting Guests

Tamara Honey, partner and creative director of House Of Honey, created a welcoming room in a bright West Hollywood townhouse. This dining area is for more than simply meals.

Lead With Details

The mild colour scheme of this dining area by Gillian Segal Interior Design is enhanced with black accents and contrasting materials. Each element, from chandelier chain links to coral table bases.

Pair Blue and Gold

Next Wave designer Hilary Matt of Hilary Matt Interiors designed a colourful dining area for color-lovers. In this dining room, vibrant cobalt de Gournay wallpaper covers the arch moulding.