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Asian Influence
Asian Influence
Marina Dagenais
Example of a zen dining room design in Denver
Lake House Modern Remodel
Lake House Modern Remodel
Elizabeth Haynes Photography
Example of a classic dining room design in New York
SUMMER CAMP I
SUMMER CAMP I
Covenant Building & Design
Enclosed dining room - cottage light wood floor enclosed dining room idea in Richmond with gray walls and no fireplace
Hinkley Lighting Gallery
Hinkley Lighting Gallery
Farrey's Lighting and Bath
Dining room - contemporary dining room idea in Miami
2018 Coastal Virginia Idea House
2018 Coastal Virginia Idea House
Susan Wilson Interiors
Photography: Glenn Bashaw Photography Builder: Stephen Alexander Homes
Inspiration for a coastal dining room remodel in Other
Lake Michigan Luxury
Lake Michigan Luxury
Sytsma Construction
Beach style medium tone wood floor and brown floor dining room photo in Grand Rapids with gray walls
Warm and Modern Dining Room
Warm and Modern Dining Room
celia welch interiors
This modern formal dining room is softened by the textured wallpaper that wraps the room. Photo Credit: Angie Seckinger
Inspiration for a transitional dark wood floor and brown floor dining room remodel in DC Metro with blue walls
2017 Grand ARDA - Custom Home Design - Phil Kean Design Group
2017 Grand ARDA - Custom Home Design - Phil Kean Design Group
AIBD - American Institute of Building Design
This Palm Springs inspired, one story, 8,245 sq. ft. modernist “party pad” merges golf and Rat Pack glamour. The net-zero home provides resort-style living and overlooks fairways and water views. The front elevation of this mid-century, sprawling ranch showcases a patterned screen that provides transparency and privacy. The design element of the screen reappears throughout the home in a manner similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’s use of design patterns throughout his homes. The home boasts a HERS index of zero. A 17.1 kW Photovoltaic and Tesla Powerwall system provides approximately 100% of the electrical energy needs. A Grand ARDA for Custom Home Design goes to Phil Kean Design Group Designer: Phil Kean Design Group From: Winter Park, Florida
Mazama Ranchero
Mazama Ranchero
CAST architecture
CAST architecture
Great room - small contemporary concrete floor great room idea in Seattle
Country Estate Transformation
Country Estate Transformation
Everything Home
Our Indianapolis design studio designed a gut renovation of this home which opened up the floorplan and radically changed the functioning of the footprint. It features an array of patterned wallpaper, tiles, and floors complemented with a fresh palette, and statement lights. Photographer - Sarah Shields --- Project completed by Wendy Langston's Everything Home interior design firm, which serves Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, and Indianapolis. For more about Everything Home, click here: https://everythinghomedesigns.com/ To learn more about this project, click here: https://everythinghomedesigns.com/portfolio/country-estate-transformation/
Lake House
Lake House
Arcanum Architecture
Paul Dyer Photo
Example of a mountain style bamboo floor and brown floor great room design in San Francisco
Beverly | 2018
Beverly | 2018
Coats Homes
Example of a mid-sized transitional light wood floor and beige floor great room design in Dallas with white walls and no fireplace
French inspired garden home Southlake, Texas
French inspired garden home Southlake, Texas
Atwood Custom Homes
Kitchen/dining room combo - mid-sized transitional travertine floor kitchen/dining room combo idea in Dallas with beige walls
Rob Roy Modern Farmhouse
Rob Roy Modern Farmhouse
Jennifer Garner Interiors
Example of a country dining room design in Austin
The McGinty’s Home Design
The McGinty’s Home Design
Tranquil Designs LLC
This is the dining room, I wanted this room to make a statement. The paneling design on the wall was already white, so I decided to paint the walls needlepoint navy. I dressed the window with a white custom drapery and bronze drapery rod. I used a live edge table with white dining chairs. The rug was my inspirational piece for this room, it just brought everything together. The one piece that the customer had to have was cotton, so I accessorized the table with a vase with cotton and brought in a blue table runner and some white dishes.
San Juan Island Residence
San Juan Island Residence
NB Design Group, Inc
Mid Century Dining Set Floats in Open Floor Plan. Nanawall System connects inside to outdoors.
Inspiration for a large rustic dark wood floor and black floor great room remodel in Seattle with no fireplace
Delta Extending Table - 70 x 39" - Smoke Wood Top + Matte Grey Frame
Delta Extending Table - 70 x 39" - Smoke Wood Top + Matte Grey Frame
Calligaris
"DELTA extending table with metal legs and wooden top. The DELTA table features slant-cut legs and a wooden top that extends along guides. Legs always remain at the corners of the table offering maximum comfort to all guests. Discover all the available finishes! Calligaris: Italian Smart Design since 1923 What does ""smart"" mean for us? Smart is harmony between technique and aesthetics, between reason and emotion, because each Calligaris piece encloses the know-how of our experienced designers and our creativity applied to contemporary living."
Modern farmhouse
Modern farmhouse
Modern Organic Interiors
Photographer: Isabelle Eubanks Interiors: Modern Organic Interiors, Architect: Simpson Design Group, Builder: Milne Design and Build
Example of a cottage light wood floor kitchen/dining room combo design in San Francisco with white walls

The opposite of bustling, multifunctional rooms like the kitchen, the dining room is a simple space devoted solely to hosting and feasting. While it’s a room that may be used infrequently, it is ideal for large get-togethers, family dinners and celebrations. When perusing dining room ideas, consider what kind of lighting, furniture and decorative accents will transform the space into an entertaining mecca.

Achieving an effective dining room design can be a little tricky. However, one of the easiest changes you can make is swapping out your furniture; as the focal point of the room, your table should be your biggest investment. Take time to consider various furniture pieces and what works best for your needs. Don’t be afraid to splurge — a good table can last you decades! Once you have this cornerstone piece figured out, you can then focus on implementing your favorite dining room decorating ideas and storage options.

What kind of dining room furniture should I get?

Dining areas come in all shapes and sizes, as do their accompanying tables. As you browse dining room ideas, consider a few things. What is your dining room layout? How often do you entertain? How many people usually attend? What kind of events do you like organizing - big dinners or intimate gatherings? What kind of dining rooms are you personally drawn to at other homes? If you don’t host anything because you are hindered by your current dining room design, consider what kind of soirees you would ideally throw and work from there.

If you want a dining table with options, purchase one with a leaf so you can accommodate varying numbers of guests. Keep in mind that to ensure visitors won’t be bumping elbows with their fellow dinner guests, each person needs about two feet of eating space (typically the table manufacturer will be able to recommend the amount of people that can comfortably sit at the table).

In terms of shapes, round tables are optimal for achieving some of the smaller dining room design ideas you might see. They fit into tight areas and have no sharp corners to bump into when you’re serving a hot casserole or pouring a glass of water. Round pedestal tables are also useful alternatives - they offer more legroom than conventional designs. For a larger space, a square table works well, and a rectangular table is ideal for a long, narrow room.

No matter shape, size or material, make sure you measure table-to-wall clearance. To do this, measure the space around the room. Try to leave 42-48" between your table and the walls so diners can sit down and get up easily from their chairs. If there is furniture in the dining space, begin your 42-48” measurement from the edge of the furniture instead of the wall.

What kind of dining room decor should I have?

When looking for dining room decorating ideas, remember that you don’t want to overwhelm this refined space with too much clutter. However, simple does not mean plain, and this is a room where you can take some stylistic liberties. When decorating dining rooms, think about color schemes (after choosing your table, of course!). Usage of color can really make or break dining room designs, and the cohesion of a matching furniture set allows for colorful decor choices. Try light blue or gray walls for an elegant look, or go timeless with a black and white theme. If you want to stick to white paint, throw in some gold or copper accents, or splashes of bright colors to keep it interesting; geometric patterns, custom-painted ceilings and unique wallpapers are also effective at livening up a dining area.

Top off your dining room remodel with a statement light fixture, some inspirational artwork and a large mirror to reflect more light throughout the room. Lastly, don’t forget the dining room table decor! A seasonal centerpiece, table runner or plant arrangement can immediately brighten up the entire space.

How do I add storage to my dining room?

When choosing storage for dining rooms, focus on functionality. Do you want to have a place to lay out food? Do you want more storage? Do you want to showcase any items? Take a look at various dining room pictures to see how others have incorporated storage and pull the ideas you like for your own.

A china cabinet or hutch is a great way to store and display dishes or art pieces. If you need storage as well as a place to lay out food, sideboards - a long, low storage piece with short legs (also known as a “buffet”) - typically are your best bets as they have cabinets. “Servers” tend to be smaller, more formal and lighter in scale than sideboards; they can have drawers and an open bottom on taller legs, or they may have cabinets. Credenzas tend to be long, low cabinets on slender legs, often with sliding doors. Lastly, if you’re going to be using your dining area primarily for cocktail hour (or even if you’re not), consider investing in a rolling bar cart or a permanent wet bar. The dining room ideas you can choose from are really endless, so try not to get overwhelmed and remember you can always change the design down the road!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a dining room renovation or are building a designer dining room from scratch, Houzz has images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Picture KC and Kimberley Bryan. Look through dining room pictures in different colors 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 photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.