Here’s an in-depth look at a number of beautiful dining room designs that range from classic and rustic to modern and contemporary, all featuring beautiful color schemes and décor choices.
When it comes to dining room design, there are so many different elements to consider. At first, you’ll likely be thinking about the dining room table and the chairs that accompany it, but those are just the basics. When it comes to putting together a living room that has class and style, you’ll need to go much deeper than this.
In terms of establishing the tone for the design, you’ll naturally want to select the appropriate flooring material. Is your dining room one that needs hardwood, perhaps with a beautiful area rug? Or are you going to go for a contemporary dining room, in which tile or perhaps even concrete might be appropriate?
Wall colors and accents will be important, too. While many might prefer to play things conservatively when it comes to color, are you willing to take some risks here? With bold dining room wall colors, or even with a bold accent wall, a unique look can be achieved that your family and guests are sure to enjoy.
Aside from the above, there’s also dining room décor to consider. What kind of light fixture is going to become the capstone of your design? Do you even need a chandelier or other kind of light fixture at all? And what about side tables and wall art?
Below, we’re going to take an in-depth look at 43 different dining room designs, all of which adopt a style that’s uniquely their own. From contemporary to classic, from rustic to mid-century, these dining room designs run the gamut. Despite the differences in style, though, they all share one thing in common: each features sound design principles that can be incredibly instructive for devising your own dining room.
1. Open-Concept Dining Room with Wet Bar
In this open-concept space, the dining room is situated directly next to the kitchen. Developing a sense of separation from the white kitchen at the back, the dining room features a beautiful but simple deeply stained wood table and white plush chairs with black legs. The dining room achieves visual harmony with the kitchen thanks to the white wet bar, which you can see at right up above.
2. Gorgeously Designed Dining Room with Excellent Décor Choices
This dining room makes the unique choice of going for a square dining table instead of a rectangular one. However, the table is brought into beautiful harmony with the space thanks to the smart décor choices. Take a look at the area rug underneath, which features circular lines. This pattern suggests the wall mirror at left and also the piece of art that adorn the wall at right.
3. Simple and Open Dining Room with Beautiful Peach Wall Color
If you’re looking to create a bright atmosphere within your dining room, then you’ll find a lot to love in the peach paint used for the walls here. They imbue the space with a subdued brightness, serving as a perfect complement to the dining room’s spacious layout. The crystal chandelier hanging over the dining room table creates as the visual interest this dining room needs, but the pieces of wall art are a deft design choice.
4. Symmetrical Dining Room Design with Storage Cabinets
The high ceilings create a space for this dining room that’s quite grand and open. This means that filling the vertical space is of paramount importance. This dining room design does just that by including three identical storage cabinets along the back wall. Also, the hanging globe light fixtures help to add a natural spin to the overall design, which primarily features straight and not curved lines.
5. Clean Dining Room Design Featuring Industrial Style Elements
Very subtly, this dining room design does an excellent job of including industrial style elements without creating an industrial-feeling atmosphere. The dining room table features caster wheels at the bottom, which are more for show than functionality, and it also features a beautiful wood and steel dining server at back, which is also on caster wheels. The real standout, though, is the beautiful wood and metal chandelier over the table.
6. Open-Concept Dining Room with Gorgeous Side Cabinet
In this open-concept living space, the alignment of the large rectangular wood dining table draws the eye toward the window. But, that’s not what makes the look. Instead, it’s the long side cabinet that sits along the wall at right. Also, take note of the mirror hanging on the wall above this cabinet. While not necessary, it does help to create an even grander sense of size for this dining room, which might otherwise feel a bit closed off.
7. Brown and White Dining Room with Gorgeous Built-In
When you want to create a classic and luxurious look for a dining room, nothing is better than an ornate and deftly constructed built-in cabinet. This dining room has just that, and it gets maximum bang for the built-in’s buck by contrasting the white with the brown paint color used on the walls. With this becoming the focal point of the dining room’s design, the unadorned white dining room table is a smart choice.
8. Blue and White Dining Room Design with Purple Accents
Without a doubt, one of the most popular color schemes for dining rooms is blue and white. Here you see the powder blue walls contrasted with the white wainscoting and crowing molding. With such a color scheme, though, you do have to put a bit of a spin on things. Thanks to the purple lines in the dining room chairs, which is reflected in the napkins and other décor items, a bit of visual pop is added to this blue and white dining room.
9. Luxury Open-Concept Dining Room with Leaning Mirror
While you might not think that you want to increase the sense of visual space in an open-concept dining room, it’s almost always a good idea. Here, a large leaning mirror situated behind the dining table helps to increase this space’s sense of openness and flow. Also worthy of note is the nook at right, which contains a beautiful black floor cabinet upon which sit two beautiful golden lamps that tie in with the overall color scheme.
10. Simple Open-Concept Dining Room with Brown and Orange Colors
When creating a dining room in an open-concept space, you have to pay attention to how your color choices tie in with the open-concept space at large. This dining room does an excellent job of this thanks to the well-selected chairs around the dining table. Their white and orange notes tie in perfectly with the white and cream walls and the wood ceiling with white beams. The area rug underneath, which is mirrored in the living room beyond, also helps.
11. Open-Concept Dining Room with Bench Seats at Table
The kind of chairs you select for your dining room will go a long way toward establishing the kind of atmosphere you want. Here, there’s a sense of community created by the choice of benches along the long sides of the rectangular dining room table. This is the perfect complement to the country styling of the kitchen, which can be seen from the dining room table.
12. Unique Contemporary Dining Room in Open-Concept Space
Fans of contemporary style are going to love this absolutely gorgeous open-concept dining room. That’s because this design gets a lot of mileage out of very little. The unique square wood dining room table is a statement piece unto itself, and so the choice of low bench seats around its sides allows its natural beauty to stand out. Note also how recessed lighting overhead makes it so the dining room table literally shines within the space. This is gorgeous.
13. Blue and White Open-Concept Dining Room with Accent Wall
Another way that you can make your dining room design pop within an open-concept living space is by including an accent wall. With the high ceiling here, the blue and white paneled accent wall behind the dining room table helps to do just this, while also filling up the vertical space visually. The colors used for the chairs and area rug help to tie everything together visually, while also increasing beauty of the home overall.
14. Charming and Sunny Dining Room with Classic Styling
How much or how little you need to do with your dining room design will depend a great deal on how the space itself is designed. Here, the dining area features gorgeous windows those open up to a beautiful outdoor living space. Because of this, less is definitely better for the dining room design. A minimalist rectangular table and chairs that is framed by a gorgeous chandelier does just enough while allowing the room’s view to be the star.
15. All-Wood Dining Room Design with Unique Centerpiece
Minimalism is also, generally speaking, the name of the game when it comes to adopting a contemporary style for your dining room. Here, the unadorned nature of this dining room allows for the rich wood grain of the floors, walls, and ceiling to shine through. In terms of making a statement, then, this homeowner has selected a unique centerpiece to form the visual focal point for this spacious dining room design.
16. Circular Dining Room Design Within Open-Concept Living Space
If you’re dining room is going to be in an open-concept, flowing space then you’ll need to consider how it breaks up the flow of traffic broadly. This dining room does an excellent job of preserving the flow of the space by going for an efficient circular dining room table. It ties together visually with the space thanks to the bay window which features an attractive built-in bench with plush cushions and lush fabrics.
17. Brown and White Dining Room with Attractive Artwork
As with any other living space, artwork can really help in terms of adding personality to your living room design. When you do use artwork, though, you’ll have to think about incorporating the colors of the artwork into the pieces that make up the actual dining room. With this in mind, take a look at the splash of colors in the area rug and the color of the chandelier, and then notice how they tie together with the piece of artwork above the fireplace.
18. Wood and Stone Dining Room with Wine Shelves
Some like to keep it simple when it comes to their dining rooms, and others like to do something unique. If you’re in the latter category, then check out the metal wine shelves at the back of this dining room design, that also feature a sliding latter. The use of metal here is the perfect complement to the wood walls and picture window at left, and to the stone wall that’s at right. The plush chairs around the table ensure that the space maintains an inviting and cozy atmosphere.
19. Contemporary Open-Concept Dining Room with Hardwood Floors
The gas fireplace definitely sets the mood for this beautiful contemporary dining room, which is located directly adjacent to the kitchen. However, the real standouts here are the two circular light fixtures, which hang above the beautiful wood dining room table, perfectly framing in the dining room space. Also, note how the red centerpiece ties together with the piece of artwork above the fireplace at back.
20. White Dining Room Featuring Reclaimed Wood Dining Table
When you want a dining room that has a soothing atmosphere, going for cream colors can be a really sound decision. Here, you have a dining room that features a long reclaimed wood dining room table with white plush chairs. The color scheme established by the dining room table is perfectly complemented by the wall mirror at right, a feature that also helps to accentuate the openness of the dining room space.
21. Charming Open Dining Room with Green Accents
There are a number of different ways you can add some “visual pop” to a dining room design. Here, you’ll note that the gorgeous windows that feature an astounding view are perfectly framed by green and white drapes. In order to tie this design choice into the space broadly, green and white throw pillows are included as part of the white chairs at the left and right heads of the table. The centerpiece also ties into this color choice.
22. Minimalist Dining Room Design with Statement Wood Table
When you’re going for a more minimal dining room design, you’re going to want to select a dining room table that really stands out. In this example, you see a beautiful dining room table that features one solid piece of richly stained wood with a gorgeous grain. In conjunction with the hardwood floors which extend throughout the open-concept living space, the visual effect is quite soothing. Also, the chandelier is beautiful!
23. Coastal Dining Room Design with Wicker Chairs
This dining room design does a wonderful job of creating a coastal vibe. First and foremost, the wicker chairs at the head of the table help to establish the tone. This tone is then further extended by the other dining room chairs, which feature a matte canvas fabric. Given that this room has windows and doors that open up to a pool area outside, we think that these design choices are incredibly deft and highly effective.
24. Black and Wood Open-Concept Dining Room Design
Sitting directly adjacent to the kitchen, this dining room design does an excellent job of establishing its own personality. For one, the unique square chandelier over the dining room table bathes the space is a beautiful glow. However, things are pulled back a little bit thanks to the cream and blue runner across the top of the table. Along with the black and cream chairs this helps to develop a visual contrast from the kitchen area.
25. Black and White Dining Room with Mid-Century Styling
This dining room definitely has a unique look to it, thanks to the black walls that feature white wainscoting. But, what you’ll really want to pay attention to is the lines of the wood dining room table. It has a wonderful mid-century look to it that’s perfectly complemented by the contemporary chairs that are arrange along the long sides of the table. The light fixture overhead also helps to perfectly complete the styling.
26. White Contemporary Dining Room Design Featuring Glass Dining Table
Those who want to preserve the sense of space afforded by an open-concept dining room will find a lot of inspiration here. For one, the glass-top dining room table helps to ensure that the space doesn’t feel cluttered. Also note the leaning mirror at right, which helps to create a visual sense that the space is larger than it really is. Finally the glassed-in wine rack at left is a unique choice that adds some visual spark to the dining room design.
27. Grey and White Dining Room Design with Smart Décor
With this dining room being a pass-through room between different living spaces, the table and chairs are aligned along one side of the room. Things don’t feel unbalanced, though, thanks to the way that décor items help to frame the table and chairs. For one, you’ve got the wall mirror overhead, but you’ve also got the floating shelves. Because of this, one doesn’t get the feeling that the table should be arranged in the middle of the space.
28. White Dining Room Design with Gorgeous Picture Window
One look at this room, and you instantly know where the focus should be: on that gorgeous picture window that opens up to a beautiful coastal landscape. Because of this, the dining room features a white color scheme, which helps to ensure that the visual focus remains where it should be. Subtle contrast is achieved thanks the black seats on the chairs that surrounded the dining room table.
29. Country Dining Room Design in Open-Concept Living Space
Contrasting with the more modern styling of the kitchen beyond, this dining room achieves a beautiful country feel. First and foremost, the reclaimed look of the dining room table that features antiqued blue legs establishes the tone. This is further accentuated by the canvas slip covers over the dining room chairs, which are tied together with the canvas drapes the frame the windows along the back wall.
30. Gorgeous Contemporary Dining Room with High Ceiling and Accent Wall
When you have high ceilings in your dining room, you absolutely have to find ways of filling out the vertical space. This contemporary dining room design does just that by including an accent wall that’s covered in grass-cloth wallpaper. But, that’s not all to note about this beautiful room. The art-deco chandelier that’s overhead is a definite conversation starter that achieves visual harmony with the two-door sideboard in the back.
31. Mustard and White Dining Room with Square Table
Unique color choices can have surprising effects! While you might not think of a mustard yellow for your dining room design, you can see here how it might work wonderfully. Contrasting with the light hardwood floors and white wainscoting, the mustard yellow really pops out! In the center of the space, you find a square wood dining table with eight chairs, perfect for family meals or for grand nights of entertaining.
32. Contemporary Open-Concept Dining Room with High-Top Table
When you’re going for a contemporary style, you can make some really unique choices. Check out this open-concept dining room, which features a high-top table with minimalist high-top chairs. While something like this won’t appeal to everyone, you have to admit that this design choice does a lovely job of tying together with the contemporary kitchen at the back. Also, these hardwood floors are nothing short of gorgeous.
33. Open and Airy Open-Concept Dining Room With Skylights
Those who want to have a dining room that feels like it’s part of an outdoor living space will find a lot to love in this design. Obviously, the coolest part of this dining room is the massive skylight overhead, from which hangs a gorgeous globe chandelier. But, also note how the small profile of the circular dining table helps to preserve the sense of flow between the inside and the outside. What a pleasurable dining room!
34. Cottage Dining Room with Built-In Benches and Cabinets
With space at a premium in this home, a unique solution needed to be developed for the dining room. Making the most of the space, this dining room features a gorgeous white dining room table that’s flanked by built-in benches. On the left, you’ll note that a built-in white cabinet helps to add some visual pop to the space. Likewise, colorful throw pillows help to add some spark to the dining room design as well!
35. Breathtaking Classic Dining Room with Unique Features
The beautiful white ceiling with exposed wood beams and recessed lighting is obviously a big highlight for this dining room design. But, there’s plenty of other things to pay attention to! Of particular note are the art-deco style light fixtures that hang over the table, as well as the brick fireplace at the back, which helps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Last but not least, check out how the area rug imparts a degree of coziness to the space.
36. Country Dining Room Design with Wingback Chairs
When you’re trying to create a country vibe for your living room, you can’t do better than to include wingback chairs. But, this design takes things a step further, adding some visual interest and comfort with the green chairs at the heads of the oval table. Keeping things simple, this dining room design caps things off deftly with a simple but elegant wrought-iron chandelier above the table.
37. Contemporary Dining Room With Gorgeous Chandeliers
The straight lines of this contemporary dining room design are soothing and broken up by the curved lines of the chairs arranged around the table. But, the real standouts here are the unique light fixtures hanging over the table. With these functioning as the “conversation starters” for the dining room, their beauty is excellently accentuated by the wall mirrors, which reflect their gorgeous design and warm light.
38. Simple Open Dining Room Design Featuring Blue Accent Wall
This dining room design keeps things relatively simple. It features an espresso-brown wood rectangular dining room table, around which espresso brown and cream-colored chairs are arranged. Preferring to be uncluttered and open, this dining room design achieves its visual excitement from a blue accent wall at the back, which features a wall mirror and a sideboard cabinet. (Note how the blue of the wall is mirrored in the placemats.)
39. Luxury Open-Concept Dining Room Featuring Wood and Leather
While some may want their dining rooms to stand out within an open-concept living space, others will prefer to have their dining rooms blend in. With dark hardwoods throughout here, this homeowner has selected a darkly stained dining room table around which dark leather chairs have been arranged. To add a sense of uniqueness, low leather benches are used at the heads of the table instead of chairs.
40. Simple Country Dining Room With Brick Fireplace
With the primary focus of this open-concept living space being the brick fireplace, it totally makes sense to adopt a country style. The simple wooden dining chairs arranged around the unadorned dining room table accomplish this perfectly! Because of the minimal choices made here, the warmth and invitingness of the brick fireplace really takes over the space. Also, take note of the beautiful detailing on the ceiling here.
41. Red and White Dining Room Design with Unique Décor Choices
When you have a red and white color scheme in your dining room, you’d best be prepared to make similarly bold choices elsewhere. Take this design as an example. For one, that in-your-face chandelier over the dining room table really stands out. Also, the choice of clear plastic dining room chairs offers a clash of styles between the more conservative choice of a classic wood dining room table.
42. Contemporary Dining Room with Concrete Floors
The look of this dining room is unlike any other on this list. Thanks to the design of the actual space, which features high windows and wood beams, the room has an almost Craftsman but also mid-century look. This unique look is capitalized on by the furniture choices that have been made. The interesting pattern of the dining room chairs adds some visual excitement, and the color side table between the dining room and living room completes this.
43. Colorful Luxury Dining Room with Impact Chandelier
When it comes to designing a dining room, you have so many different things you can do! For example, check out how this open-concept dining room achieves a visual accent through the use of a plush and velveteen purple bench. Further, the choice of the square chandelier helps to imbue the design with a contemporary twist while also increasing the sense of luxury.