8 Gorgeous Dining Room Design Ideas

From hosting dinner parties to serving holiday meals, your dining room is a perfect place to show off your unique style. No matter how you like to use this room, creating a beautiful dining space is vital to having a stylish home. Whether you’re looking for new lighting or furniture, we have a list of eight gorgeous dining room design ideas that will inspire you. Read on to discover how you can create a space that’s perfect for everything from family meals to special occasions and more.

1. Organize with Storage Furniture

These dining room design ideas are best when your space is neat and organized. Start with dining room storage furniture like a stylish cabinet to help you keep plates, glassware, and silverware all in one place. The stunning Isla Standing Cabinet from Made Goods is a fantastic choice. This tall cabinet features a tightly wrapped, natural peeled rattan frame accented with a dense basket weave design on the sides and a looser weave on the door. It features a total of four fixed interior wood shelves for ample storage of all your beloved dining room accessories. Your choice of smoke, French gray, or natural finish allows you to create a cohesive look in the dining room. Simple and sleek gold metal hardware completes the look.

2. Install New Dining Room Light Fixtures

The right type of dining room lighting can really transform this space. That’s why we’ve included a few lighting-related dining room design ideas on our list. Look for a beautiful pendant light with a woven shade to give your dining room a casual, laid-back vibe. Pendants are the perfect type of dining room lighting since they create directional light that shines down onto your table. If you have a large, rectangular table, try linear dining room chandeliers. These elongated lights will help to illuminate the entire table and the entire room for maximum enjoyment during any meal. A Sputnik chandelier is another great choice if you want to give your dining room a mid-century modern touch.

3. Choose a Table Designed to Impress

When it comes to the furniture in this space, dining tables should always be front and center. Be sure to choose dining tables that will add a touch of visual interest and artistic flair to the room. The Bungalow 5 Stockholm Dining Table blends modern, Scandinavian style with ancient aesthetics. This round dining table offers customization where you can mix and match your choice of a thick marble top with a selection of hand-hammered bases. The shimmering metal base in your choice of finish adds an interesting contrast against the marble’s more natural appearance. Choose between a brass, bronze, or nickel finish and your favorite marble color to create a truly stunning look that’s sure to wow your guests.

4. Dining Room Design Ideas: Try a Sideboard

Unlike a traditional dining cabinet that has a taller silhouette, sideboards feature a modern, low-profile design. You can use sideboards as a bar, or place your favorite accessories and lighting on top. Consider the beautiful Azure Carrera Media Sideboard from BLU Home. This long, lean sideboard adds a modern element to the dining room with it solid acacia wood construction accented with a smooth white Carrera marble top. Brushed gold accents take this sideboard to a new level. You can also choose between a soft dove grey, natural grey, or navy-blue finish. Two removable wine racks are also included for convenient storage of your favorite bottles of vino.

5. Try Something New

 

While overhead dining room light fixtures are always a nice element, you can also add some new, unique dining room table lights. For example, a pair of matching buffet lamps look beautiful on top of sideboards and credenzas. Look for small table lamps from Regina Andrew Lighting and other amazing designers at Meadow Blu that will add a warm, soft glow to your dining space. These dining room table lights can also serve as a nice alternative to candles, too. Buffet lamps are smaller than a traditional table lamp and can add a softer light than pendants or chandeliers. Explore a range of dining area lighting to help you find the perfect fit for your space.

6. Elevate Your Dining Space with Chic Chairs

One of the best dining room design ideas is to choose dining table chairs that suit your lifestyle. Your chairs don’t have to match your table perfectly in order to be an important design element in the room. Consider trying something chic, modern, and comfy all in one like the beautifully designed Peony Grey Velvet Dining Chair from Candelabra Home. This handmade dining chair features plush velvet upholstery in a versatile grey hue and showcases a charming, flower-like silhouette. The chair rests on brushed gold, tapered steel legs that give it added support and a modern finishing touch.

7. Use Area Rugs to Define Your Space

A beautiful area rug is a perfect companion to a dining room. Choose beautiful rugs from brands like Jaipur and Loloi that feature fun designs and unique color palettes. Use the rug to define your dining space if you have an open floor plan or place it under the dining room table to add a soft element. When choosing area rugs for the dining room, make sure that the rug extends at least two feet from each edge of the table. This gives you and your guests plenty of space to place the chair on top of the rug without catching on the edge.

8.  Try Something New

Give your dining room a bold new look with unusual pieces that stand apart from the crowd. Instead of a standard rectangular table, go for one in a smooth, oval shape instead. Hang a large work of art on the walls or try some new window panels to add a fresh, new look. Choose a mixture of dining table chairs in various shapes, sizes, and styles. A bench is another great option to add a unique element to your dining room. Your home should be as unique as you are, so use these tips to help you design a gorgeous dining room.