Dining Room Ideas

It’s more than the place where you serve a meal, your dining room becomes command central for everything from spreading out work papers, chatting with friends over coffee, perusing magazines and having late-night conversations. So, it only makes sense that you give your dining room its very own personality and flair. Find inspiration in these dining room ideas that take your space from boring to inviting with a few easy changes.

Buffet Table or Console Table

Keep It Casual

The shabby chic look works beautifully in a dining area. Buffet tables or console tables with eclectic details like multi-colorful prints and ceramic door pulls, add a perfect amount of character while still serving as a place to hold dining essentials.

Decorative Lighting

Shed Some Light

Ditch the boring light fixture hanging over your table with one that has some personality and charm. Today’s decorative lighting offers everything from mason jars to milk bottles to retro-inspired fixtures that add warmth and charisma to any dining area.

Pedestal Table

Put It on a Pedestal

Considering a new dining table? Round dining room tables are incredibly versatile. They make it easy to add chairs when you need them and bring everyone to the table. Mix and match chairs for an eclectic look that can change for every occasion.

wall art

If Walls Could Talk

They can! Be sure to use unique wall decorations to express your own personal style. Framed chalkboard panels can turn your walls into a communications headquarters where you can post daily schedules, reminders or notes between family members. A sunny set of sunflower wall art can add instant sunshine to the room.

Dinnerware

Dining Out at Home

A meal at home takes on new flair when you serve it on exotic patterned dinnerware with a colorful design. Think Zanzibar, Morroco or Italy for inspiration. Try mixing and matching different patterns to create an even more interesting look.

Collectible Figurines

Add an Accent

It’s easy to forget about decorating accents in the dining room, but it’s a great place to add a few adorable collectible figurines, like a set of songbirds along a window ledge, or a ceramic rooster on a sideboard.

One room down. Now what?

Now that your dining room is on track, which room needs some fresh inspiration now? Check out our room decorating expertise and inspirational photos for every room.