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43 Modern Dining Room Ideas (Stylish Designs)

In this article, we are going to talk and see modern dining room ideas that you can implement right away with a little bit of time and money. Decorating a room represents an individual choice, but before beginning to plan to design your dream dining room, a couple of rules must be followed. The first and the most important thing is to acquire the basic knowledge about decoration.

luxury modern dining roll with porcelain tile floors and multiple pendant light fixture

Luxury modern dining roll with porcelain tile floors and multiple pendant light fixture

So below you will discover smart ideas and tricks in order to decorate your luxurious dining room, where each piece of furniture and object is in its corresponding place, always maintaining a coherence between the volume and surface of it.

How to decorate dining rooms?
It is important that whenever you want to decorate or renovate a space of our house you will have to make a small house plan or sketch to scale on a graph paper and thus you ’ll have a better perspective and can also do a thousand tests until more or less everything fits coherently.

Key elements to decorate the dining room:

1. The central table
2. Chairs for the dining room
3. Lighting and ceiling lamp
4. Characteristics to meet
5. Dining rooms in a small space

In interior design and decoration, the current trend is to involve an unite different areas of the house,
Eliminating the architectural boundaries like the division of space in order to obtain an increased area. Mostly because the new houses are built smaller. A good example is to unite the eating area with the kitchen, relaxation and rest areas and work area – and living unaltered the bedrooms and the bathrooms.

One important factor is to determinate the functionalities of the lounge/dining room. Here we can distinguish three main design that we can normally enhance:

If space has a Dining Area + Work Zone + Rest Area.
If space has a Dining Area + Rest Area.
If space has only Rest Zone.

On the chosen design, you must know that there are some priorities that must be met, like:

Priorities of the Eating Area: It must be close to the kitchen and natural light.
Priorities of the Working Area: It will be close to natural light.
Priorities of the Resting Area: Optional in terms of natural light.

From here we can start to shed the most important elements in order to create a more comfortable house:

1. The central table
The “piece de resistance” of any dining room is, of course, the central table. And choosing the correct shape is the most important factor in the decoration of the dining room. First, it’s important that the central table is situated close to natural light (preferably windows) and also it needs to be uncluttered, meaning around it need to be a free circulation without obstacles. The size of the dining room will determinate the proportions of the central dining room table that you’ll need and also the shape and model.

For a small place, with few people, around the central dining table is preferred, instead of a traditional rectangular table. The rectangular one is preferred when you have a large dining room that can accommodate a large number of guests.
The decoration of the central dining table is influenced by the walls color and the furniture. Start by choosing the right table and decorate around it.

2. Chairs for the dining room
You can not necessarily buy them with the table, the dining games are no longer so fashionable. On the one hand, you can choose the table and, then, the chairs that best combine, according to your tastes and the style of it. Also, there is a very popular trend to create your own dining set with chairs of different models, materials, and sizes, but remember that the furniture set must be accompanied by this style.

Another important point, should not disturb or be uncomfortable to look at and of course, should be comfortable to endure a good after-dinner without being “ejected after you eat.” Forget about folding chairs, they are used only as auxiliary elements and for other uses.

3. Lighting and ceiling lamp
It is recommended first to choose the central ceiling lamp that is usually associated with the dining table, which you will only use when it is dark or cloudy outside. You have to take into account that the lighting should only be directed to the dining table.

For round and square tables, a single round-shaped lamp with a round light beam is a great idea. In rectangular tables, or several round ones in a row or elongated lamps with several light points following the table line. The right height from the table to the light source should be about 30 inches.

We remind you that we already published two reference articles on artificial lighting and natural lighting in case you want more information. If you have a small room, remember that light helps small places look wider. Use preferably warm lighting instead of white and look for the corners and the central sofa to add a standing lamp on the side. Regarding the lamp design, those with round and simple shapes are the most appropriate from the aesthetics point of view.

4. Characteristics to meet
You should always leave a minimum space of 40 inches between the table and the rest of the furniture or the wall. From this measure, keep in mind that each diner must have a minimum space of 35 inches to feel comfortable.

If your dining room is integrated into the kitchen, you can separate it with a tray or a bar, in this way you will give the feeling that you are in another area. On the other hand, if it is integrated into the living room, you can have a small piece of furniture or an armchair with two bodies to make the division.

In small areas you can support one side of the table to the wall, for example, the headboard, using its sides to place the chairs or a whole side. Dining rooms without space. If you have an elongated table, you can use a bench that rests on the wall and the chairs are placed on the other side to gain space.

5. Dining rooms in a small space
If you have an apartment or a small house, you can integrate the living room to the dining room as we have indicated at the beginning, but without it being too noticeable. If you want differentiation, you can use the following tricks: create segregated areas with wall coverings, a change of colors or floor for each room, build slopes, you can add carpets or place a piece of furniture that delimits the sides.

Another way to separate the area is to use a small division that limits in the form of “L” or in parallel to the entry through some thin furniture and a little more highly of normal (A two-sided library is perfect) or you can also use a screen or a curtain with wooden slats that are very good and are inexpensive. The umbrella stand, a coat rack or a coat closet are essential. It is recommended to use a carpet that will actually demarcate the surface.

Below you will see a comprehensive gallery about modern dining rooms ideas. If you like this article, share it!

black dining table with fabric seats

Black dining table with fabric seats

wood dining table next to white modern kitchen

Wood dining table next to white modern kitchen

white modern dining room in loft building

White modern dining room in loft building

small modern dining room in loft apartment

Small modern dining room in loft apartment

small dining table with white chairs

Small dining table with white chairs

silver dining table and chairs with white cushions

Silver dining table and chairs with white cushions

retro dining room with yellow decor and large globe light

Retro dining room with yellow decor and large globe light

oval dining table with modern globe light fixture

Oval dining table with modern globe light fixture

narrow modern dining room open to kitchen

Narrow modern dining room open to kitchen

modern with dining room in beautiful home with balcony view

Modern with dining room in beautiful home with balcony view

modern dining table with custom wood weave light fixture

Modern dining table with custom wood weave light fixture

modern dining table in open kitchen

Modern dining table in open kitchen

modern dining room with wood table and globe pendant lights

Modern dining room with wood table and globe pendant lights

modern dining room with vaulted ceiling

Modern dining room with vaulted ceiling

modern dining room with solid wood table large picture window

Modern dining room with solid wood table large picture window

modern dining room with purple chairs large area rug

Modern dining room with purple chairs large area rug

modern dining room with plush purple accent wall

Modern dining room with plush purple accent wall

modern dining room with open plan layout

Modern dining room with open plan layout

modern dining room with open floorplan light wood floors

Modern dining room with open floorplan light wood floors

modern dining room with lighted wall alcoves

Modern dining room with lighted wall alcoves

modern dining room with large black globe light fixtures

Modern dining room with large black globe light fixtures

modern dining room with exotic hanging globe light off the backyard patio

Modern dining room with exotic hanging globe light off the backyard patio

modern dining room with brown espresso table and mismatched color chairs

Modern dining room with brown espresso table and mismatched color chairs

modern dining room with black accent wall and drum pendant lights

Modern dining room with black accent wall and drum pendant lights

modern dining room with beautiful rectangular light fixture

Modern dining room with beautiful rectangular light fixture

modern dining room with all white table chairs and hanging bars light fixture

Modern dining room with all white table chairs and hanging bars light fixture

modern dining room next to living room

Modern dining room next to living room

modern concrete living room with thick wood table

Modern concrete living room with thick wood table

modern black and white dining room

Modern black and white dining room

modern beige dining room with glass chandelier pendant lights

Modern beige dining room with glass chandelier pendant lights

minimalist modern dining room with cone pendant lights

Minimalist modern dining room with cone pendant lights

mid century modern dining room

Mid century modern dining room

luxury modern white dining room with chandelier

Luxury modern white dining room with chandelier

luxury dining room with high ceilings orange decor

Luxury dining room with high ceilings orange decor

high ceiling dining room with purple chairs

High ceiling dining room with purple chairs

glam modern dining room with marble floors and tray ceiling

Glam modern dining room with marble floors and tray ceiling

formal dining room with modern design

Formal dining room with modern design

dining room with modern pendant bundle light fixture

Dining room with modern pendant bundle light fixture

dining room with modern art light fixture

Dining room with modern art light fixture

dining room with grey contemporary chairs and glass table

Dining room with grey contemporary chairs and glass table

concrete dining room with wood table

Concrete dining room with wood table