A well designed dining room or dining area can set a certain tone in your home when inviting guests for dinner, and even when simply enjoying a meal with the family. A formal eating area almost feels like a luxurious touch in this age of ready meals in front of the TV, so here are 20 dining room schemes to help you strike the right note.
Our first eating area stretches out behind a sofa, with plenty of room to comfortably seat eight people; the dining table is oval in shape, so it would even allow for a couple more diners to squeeze in on bigger occasions.
Contemporary chairs do all of the talking in this understated, wood-clad scheme. An open-sided room divider provides a place to add a little interest in the form of collectables and books.
This home layout ties the dining area to the lounge by carrying the color of the sofa into the over-table pendant lights.
A dining table in the kitchen could double as prep area too.
In an uncluttered scheme, go for unusual silhouettes to perk up the look.
High stools convert a countertop into an eating area.
Go for padded chairs if you like to linger long after dinner.
Extruded feature walls provide a dramatic backdrop.
An injection of greenery adds life.
A simple dining bench on one side declutters the look of a dining suite.
Contrast your suite to any nearby cabinetry for a fresher look.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match chairs.
Choose large lighting to anchor your dining area in an open plan.
You could also use wall art as an anchor for your open plan eating area.
This light ties in the black notes of an adjacent piano.
Wood tones don’t have to match either.
A touch of the traditional is always at home in a dining room.
Add a few rustic accessories to traditional and you get a lovely country vibe.
When housing an extra long table, distribute lighting evenly.
A dining bench is great to leave a view unobstructed.