This Locust Valley, New York, dining room by designer Meg Braff takes its color cues from a pair of antique chinoiserie panels that flank the entrance. A punchy table cloth by Lulu DK and the grass cloth wall covering by Meg Braff Designs provide relaxed contrast to the room’s more formal antiques, like the Regency chairs from Rumi Antiques and the Baltic crystal chandelier, and other décor, such as the apple green drapery and valance, both in a fabric from Holland & Sherry. A black lacquer credenza, by Jansen, grounds the pastel space with sophisticated polish.
The homeowners wanted to have a fresh, bright dining room, so designer Ashley Whittaker helped them pick a showstopping lettuce green shade for the shiny lacquered walls and then kicked it up a notch with bright coral upholstered dining chairs. Painted lantern sconces and a sleek, four-arm, unlacquered brass chandelier play off the casual mood established by the sweet/tart color scheme.
If you're anything like us, you love to eat, spend time with your friends and family, and geek out on all things design. That also means your happy place is probably the dining room. To make sure it's in tip-top shape for dinner parties and everyday use, we rounded up 55 of the chicest dining rooms we've ever seen in a variety of styles, from modern to industrial, traditional to eclectic, shabby chic and more. Whether you want to redecorate or you simply need a little inspiration, we've got a design-approved blueprint for you to recreate at home. Get ready to take notes on the stunning dining room ideas sure to impress both you and your dinner party guests (no matter how inedible the pot roast is—kidding!).
Lacquered walls in a school-bus yellow shade set a not-so stuffy tone in this Long Island, New York dining room from the start. Designer Katie Ridder reinforced the playful mood by pulling up rattan chairs from Janus et Cie to the carved wood table, from The Raj Company, and by skipping a rug and instead opting for painted floors, which were inspired by a Moroccan checkerboard tile pattern. The drapery fabric is from Harbinger, and the chandelier is from Avery & Dash.
Leta Foster has spent the last 35 years designing interiors so well that her three daughters followed in her footsteps, becoming the "& Associates" in her firm. When this breakfast room project in an early-1900s Richmond home came to Leta, she tapped daughter Sallie Giordano to collaborate. Together, they decorated the space to fit a young family while honoring its original architect, William Bottomley.
To reclaim your dining room from papers and bills, "you need to figure out the logjams that are creating clutter and handle those with portable solutions," professional organizer Lorie Marrero says. For example, if you pay bills at the table, get a rolling cart; if the surface doubles as a work desk, get a caddy for your office supplies. That way, come dinnertime, you can move your mess out of sight. For a cheap remodel, a fresh coat of paint on the walls (or floor!) can work wonders, or switch out tablecloths, rugs, or other accent pieces for a five-minute update. Quick tip: Before you buy any big furniture, measure and outline its dimensions in painter’s tape to make sure it won’t disrupt the flow of the space. Ready to get started? Check out these gorgeous dining rooms for all the inspiration you need.

Whether you're decking out your Manhattan loft or you're planning your first trip to The Big Apple, this lovely photographic print is a welcome addition to your home. This design showcases the sparkling NYC skyline alongside the Brooklyn Bridge, providing a panoramic view in gold, blue, and black hues for a subtle splash of color. Proudly made in the USA, this canvas is wrapped around a rectangular wooden frame before it arrives at your door, ready to hang with wall mounting hardware included.
Turn an empty entryway wall or spare space over your sofa into a decorative display with this eye-catching canvas print. Showcasing a colorful scene of a seaside kitchen, it features illustrations of wine, produce, and a vase of vibrant blooms in hues of pink, orange, and blue. Made in the USA, this piece is printed on canvas and wrapped around a rectangular frame for a look that rivals any gallery.

Use these stunning dining room ideas, all pulled from designer homes, to update your space with elevated decor that will impress friends and family. From clever ways to make small spaces seem larger to inspiring upgrades for walls, lighting, furniture, and flooring, there’s dining room décor to suit every style. Now, it’s time to plan your next dinner party.


Brilliant in both hue and expression, this painting brings a contemporary style with palpable texture to your space like the semiprecious stone, the hues throughout this acrylic painting are beautiful and bright. The various hues throughout this piece are abstractly executed with a painting knife to create both clean and fragmented lines with smooth and raised textures.
Another in the spacey Rumba series, this piece features vivid, multi-colored stripes. The technique of painting one side of a piece of glass and then viewing it from the other effectively brings out the many colors in this otherworldly looking piece. The viewer may be transported to many places in their respective minds as this abstract piece is open to interpretation. It could be the northern lights to some or bring to mind a lava lamp to others. It is definitely a great addition to any modern...
Hi Molly! Sorry I’m so late getting to your question – I don’t know any “rules” about centerpieces – I’ve used all sorts of shapes and sizes with my rectangular table from something as simple as a round centerpiece like here (https://www.drivenbydecor.com/2015/09/my-2015-fall-home-tour.html) to a central centerpiece flanked by two taller vases of flowers like here (https://www.drivenbydecor.com/2015/12/2015-christmas-home-tour.html). Hope that helps! Happy new year!
Lacquered walls in a school-bus yellow shade set a not-so stuffy tone in this Long Island, New York dining room from the start. Designer Katie Ridder reinforced the playful mood by pulling up rattan chairs from Janus et Cie to the carved wood table, from The Raj Company, and by skipping a rug and instead opting for painted floors, which were inspired by a Moroccan checkerboard tile pattern. The drapery fabric is from Harbinger, and the chandelier is from Avery & Dash.
Use these stunning dining room ideas, all pulled from designer homes, to update your space with elevated decor that will impress friends and family. From clever ways to make small spaces seem larger to inspiring upgrades for walls, lighting, furniture, and flooring, there’s dining room décor to suit every style. Now, it’s time to plan your next dinner party.
This ready to hang, gallery-wrapped art piece features a coffee shop and bar in downtown New York City. Giclee (jee-clay) is an advanced printmaking process for creating high quality fine art reproductions. The attainable excellence that Giclee printmaking affords makes the reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original piece. The result is wide acceptance of Giclee by galleries, museums, and private collectors. Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the...
Coffee. Need we say more? With bold typography and lightly weathered details, this artwork pays tribute to our favorite beverage on any wall. Printed on wood, this accent brings a rustic touch to your decor. It’s a perfect pick for displaying alongside French presses and stacked coffee pods and works just as well mounted in your breakfast nook. Made in the USA, this piece is hand-finished and arrives ready to hang. Cream and sugar not included.
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