147,401 Dining Design Photos

The dining room by nature is a simple space. Unlike a kitchen or living room, which often has multiple purposes, your dining room is solely about eating and entertaining. Even though you might not use it that frequently, it's great to have during those big family get-togethers or your child's over-the-top birthday party. By adding a large table, plenty of chairs and a bar cart, you can easily turn it into an entertaining mecca — with the right party decorations, of course. More 
Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc
2 Reviews
Classic Elegance
Ideabooks25,116
Questions11
Photography by Richard Mandelkorn
“idea for dining room” — zachlv
Terrat Elms Interior Design
6 Reviews
Back Bay Residence
Ideabooks5,337
Questions8
“Banquette in livingroom” — 1baymom
Beauparlant Design inc
6 Reviews
Cabbagetown
Ideabooks5,706
Questions15
Planning, Design, architecture, Construction Documentation, Management - Beauparlant Design Inc. Structural - KH Davis. Construction - SMK construction. Photo Credit - John Heineman.
“Corner bench- leather??” — wowmontana
25% off your first order! Use code HOUZZ
(732) 613-1915
Email Us
In Porcelanosa stores until 9/30/14
Tile, Kitchen & Bath Products
Visit our East Brunswick Showroom
PORCELANOSA endeavors to be the industry leader by providing trendsetting cutting-edge designs of unparalleled beauty and refinement, uncompromising quality, and technologically superior products.
Sponsored
Ashley Campbell Interior Design
7 Reviews
Orchard Lake Residence
Ideabooks85,882
Questions41
Beth Singer Photographer
“Decot” — belufk
Rizzoli New York
Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly beach homes houses
Ideabooks12,012
Questions7
Excerpted from Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly (Rizzoli New York, 2012). Photo by Tim Street-Porter.
“Interesting built in shelf above the door.” — wbardin
Inspired Design Ltd
2 Reviews
Somerset Cottage
Ideabooks628
Questions0
Traditional cottage dining room
“Cozy” — zebrabette
The Renovated Home
1 Review
Park Avenue and 72nd
Ideabooks20,941
Questions18
“Great idea for a kitchen nook” — jomacar
blackLAB architects inc.
Bloordale Renovation
Ideabooks2,674
Questions4
This renovation to a prototypical Toronto semi-detached home makes the most of a compact, urban property. Several strategies to maximize tight spaces extend the boundaries of the house. Opening up the main level and adding an oversized sliding door to the backyard fills the living spaces with light and air while extending the house visually to the outdoors during the cooler mon...More
“Bench” — Nancy Rasmussen
Renovating in Woodbridge? Contact a local pro
Artistic Tile
Middlesex Luxury Tile & Stone Products
Visit our local Showroom!
View my projects
Space Interiors
Monmouth County Premier Interior Design & Furniture Firm
View my projects
Because it's so simple, a dining room is often hard to decorate and renovate. One of the easiest (and only) changes you can make is swapping out your furniture. As the focal point of the room, your dining set should be your biggest investment. Take time to consider what size and style works best for your space, and don't be afraid to splurge — a good dining table can last you decades. Once you have a table sorted out, find ways to add some storage for all that extra dinnerware and barware. And don't forget about the decor! Using fun colors and interesting accessories is an easy way to add personality in a room that can easily become cookie-cutter.

How big should my dining room table be?


As you decide what table to purchase, think about how often you entertain and how many people usually attend. If all your family lives nearby, a larger dining table would be a worthy investment. On the other hand, if family doesn't visit that often, an oversized table might not get much use. If you prefer to have options, purchase one with a table leaf so you can accommodate guests but still have a smaller table for more intimate gatherings. Whatever the size, be sure it fits the space. Measure the table and think about chair movement to ensure that everyone at the table can get in and out without much effort.

How do I add storage to my dining room?


To save space in your kitchen, try transitioning some of your formal or seasonal dishes to the dining room. A china cabinet is a great way to store and showcase your dishes, or add a buffet table and use the countertop space to display food during a party. For your adult beverages, buy a rolling bar cart for alcohol bottles and barware, or opt for a more permanent solution by installing a fully stocked wet bar.

How do I decorate my dining room?


Because of the simplicity of the furniture, this is one room where you can really add some color. Try red or blue walls for an elegant look, or go more contemporary with black or gray. Splurge on an oversized, chandelier, and include a large mirror to reflect more light throughout the space. Since this is the most formal room in the house, find some good quality, inspirational artwork to showcase as well, but be sure that everything supports your overall theme or style. And finally, don't forget about the table. A fun seasonal centerpiece, table runner or table settings can easily liven up the space.
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™