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Dining Room Interior Design Inspiration

In need of some dining room design ideas? Decorating can be daunting when faced with a blank canvas, so get inspired by our dining room furniture and accessories. We’ve got everything you need to design a modern dining room that reflects your own unique style, from luxury chairs, to dining room sets and accessories.

HOW TO PLAN AND DECORATE YOUR DINING ROOM

Plan It Out
The first step in planning out your dining room’s design—or any room for that matter—are two simple questions:

What will this space be used for? While eating may seem like the obvious answer, think outside-the-box. If you have friends that come over for game night, a round table may be in your best interest for easy gameboard access.

How do I want it to feel? If you want it to be energizing, perhaps opt for bold and colourful wall art, graphic rugs or a patterned feature wall. Looking to create a relaxing space? Accessorise with scented candles and soft lamps, or consider dimmable lighting.

Start With The Three Basics
All dining rooms should have the three basics—a table, chairs, and lighting—but anything beyond that will depend on how much space you have, as well as your personal preference. Add-on items may include larger furniture like a sideboard or cabinet, as well as decorative accessories such as rugs, vases, and wall art.

Pick A Position
Most dining rooms place their table in the centre for two reasons; it allows optimal space for chairs to pull in and out, and it creates an effortlessly balanced look. If your room is on the smaller side or awkwardly shaped, a corner table can work just as well. Swap chairs for benches placed along the walls and centre some lighting over the table to maintain balance.

GET IN SHAPE

Dining room round tabletop design

There’s no need to panic; we aren’t talking about going to the gym! But rather the shape of your dining table. A dining table’s shape won’t just dramatically impact the aesthetic of your dining room, but it can also affect comfort.

ROUND

Great for corner table setups since there are no sharp edges to bump into. Also optimal for small dining rooms, square dining rooms, and lending a room a softer aesthetic or a cosy feel.

RECTANGULAR

If you are looking to create a modern dining room, a rectangular table is a great way to go. They are widely available, their edges are clean and sleek, plus most come with extensions, which are ideal for larger gatherings.

SQUARE

Best used in square dining rooms. Perfect for small gatherings and garnering an intimate feel.

OVAL

Similar to rectangular, but visually occupies less space. Great if you want to maximise seating in a rectangular room.

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