Dining rooms are special places where treasured memories are made. They are the place in which we gather together with all of our family and close friends to break bread and to celebrate the most special occasions and annual holidays. They are the place where birthday wishes are made upon the glow of cake candles and where hearts are healed over a hot cup of tea. Dining rooms deserve our due attention and yet they are often brushed over in comparison to lounges and kitchens. This collection of 40 aesthetic dining rooms aims to inspire dining room designs that will honour every family mealtime and every momentous occasion.
Visualizer: Nurlybek Mukanov
A mellow meld. Creamy stucco smooths a calming perimeter for a laconic, light dining room decor scheme. A wooden dining table gently melds with cream coloured walls to achieve a peaceful place for restful mealtimes.
Designer: J.C design studio
Vaulted concrete. Raw concrete interiors build a cool industrial dining room aesthetic but can fall a little flat and cold. Here, we see how a concrete ceiling can be vaulted to create added dimension, which also concentrates the glow of an atmospheric dining room pendant light.
Visualizer: Lanre Alao
Simply Scandi. An oversized paper pendant light shade makes a simple yet effective addition to an airy Scandinavian dining area. Echo the outline of the spherical light shade with a round dining table to establish a cohesive shape theme.
Designer: Robert McKinley
Open plan anchors. In a large, open plan living space, be sure to anchor your eating area with a washable area rug and an eye-catching piece of wall art.
Designer: Specht Architects
Be inspired by art. This Mondrian inspired dining room utilises solid primary colours to cheerfully stand out within a predominantly white decor scheme.
Source: NID Store
Another take on the red, blue, and yellow decor palette, this time in a smaller setting.
High ceilings demand a spectacular dining room chandelier.
Visualizer: Product Wish Design
Lighting makes a room come together. Team focal dining room pendant lights with subtle perimeter LEDs and shelf lighting for an all round atmospheric glow.
Designer: Paul Rudolph
Why wait for good weather to enjoy al fresco dining? Bring the outside indoors with a botanical themed dining room that’s bursting with green plants under an influx of natural light.
Visualizer: Noura faris
On trend and alluring, an arch can elevate your dining room design to the next level. Trim with a ribbon of LED light for added emphasis.
Visualizer: Amin Elay
Go bold with colour contrast. Dark blue and persimmon make a deeply delicious pairing.
Visualizer: Lizaveta Kuzmenka
Curate an eclectic collection. Surround a small dining table with mismatched dining chairs, or just one interesting counterpart to achieve a unique look that oozes character.
Designer: DZINE Concept Via: Dwell
Glass dining tables will reflect the light from large windows, as well as the view.
Visualizer: Fatima Mokhtari
Flanked by floor to ceiling bookcases, this table and chairs set could be used for study or for dining. Either way, it’s a spot that book lovers may never want to leave.
Visualizer: SH Design
No wall space for dining room artwork? Pretty window dressings are all you need.
Visualizer: O.M. Shumelda
A glorious gold focal point gives this dining space a look of luxury. A gold tipped modern chandelier completes the upmarket aesthetic.
Visualizer: P'arch Solution
Opulent and ornate. Deeply decorative boiserie and a spectacular chandelier take this purple accent dining room into a regal realm.
Visualizer: Olga Kondratiuk
Wainscotting and white sheers make a fresh backdrop for another fabulous dining room chandelier and grey upholstered dining chairs.
Designer: CA Design
Make a small, floating dining area look more at home with a weighty buffet unit.
Visualizer: Bogdan Shkrybitko & Julia Prozorova
If you enjoy playing after dinner games with your loved ones, go for a round pedestal dining table that you can remain comfortably gathered around for the evening’s fun.
Mother Nature’s kisses. Whether it’s a lush courtyard or a bright skylight, a touch of nature is guaranteed to sweeten an ordinary dining room.
Designer: Ali Ross Design
Build character upon open shelving. From colourful crockery and attractive hostess ware to small pieces of art and ornaments, your own personal curation of objects will make your dining room truly one-of-a-kind.
Visualizer: Konstantina Beradze
Abstract and awesome. Float abstract shapes to create a dining room focal wall like no other.
Photographer: Philippe Le Berre
Colour and class. Bright colour mixed with traditional pieces makes a classy yet quirky statement.
Designer: Lisa Perry Homes
If you’d prefer to let bright artwork do the talking, stick to a crisp white or natural toned dining set and pure white dining room pendant lights.
Blue, red, and bold pattern. Just because you’ve indulged in colour doesn’t mean you have to shy away from pattern, go all in for a mesmeric effect.
Visualizer: Home Design HD-m2
Challenge small space principles with an oversized dining room pendant light.
Visualizer: ZROBYM architects
Of course, pendant lights aren’t the only way forward for a dining room lighting scheme. Consider a swing arm wall lamp for a change of pace.
Visualizer: Roman Plyus
Impress with pink and purple.
Visualizer: iMax Studio
Colour a modern luxury dining room with pale gold and prussian blue overlaps.
Designer: Sebastian Mariscal
Indoor-outdoor connected dining rooms give the best of both worlds.
Designer: Jasmin Kodzha Visualizer: Lines & Splines
Edge-to-edge windows give the outdoor dining feel without having the weather to contend with.
Visualizer: Alexander Barchan
Use yellow accents to bring beams of sunshine into your dining area even on dull days.
Visualizer: Yambo Studio
Orange and terracotta dining rooms appear warm all year round.
Visualizer: Olexandr Melnyk
Dark green walls and dining furniture instil a look of deep sophistication. Break up the palette with areas of pristine white paintwork to support the saturation of colour.
Visualizer: Alexander Uglyanitsa
Stark black window frames complement an industrial dining room design. Team with a black metal ceiling hung fireplace for extra wow factor.
Visualizer: Angelica Chernenko
Black and white make a solid base for any accent colour. Since the colour red increases the appetite, why not make a monochrome dining room backdrop pop with contrasting red dining chairs?
Visualizer: Bashar Swileh
Lofty meets live edge. We can’t decide to be more impressed with the lofty wood slatted ceiling or the immensity of the live edge dining table here, but there’s no need to choose when you can have both.
Visualizer: Vittorio Bonapace
Black dining room decor adds mystery to the contours of classic boiserie.
Chunky and cheerful, this designer dining set makes a welcoming spot for casual meals.
Recommended Reading: 25 Gorgeous Dining Rooms to Make You Drool