The dining room setting is definitely the place where family and friends gather, even if yours isn’t really a “room” but more of a space, nook, or couch (hey, we won’t judge). As there are many types of food and parties that can be held in them, there are also many ways to set up and organize your dining room. Have a kitchen that’s open? Think about the bench. Want your room to be the talk of the town? Choose a light source that stands out. Want to zhuzh up your room with little work? Put out a cover that stands out. No matter where you choose to eat, these 25 dining room ideas will make you taste great.
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1.BEAUTY FROM BENTWOOD
This rooftop eating area in a Manhattan home was designed by Ashe Leandro. It has dark colors and industrial touches, and there are five old Gijs Bakker bentwood chairs arranged around a custom table. The plant and beautiful vases on the shelves finish off the look just right.
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2. A GOLDEN TOUCH
A eating room idea that’s good as gold? A bland room can be made more interesting with Midas-inspired velvet chairs like this one from designer Martha Mulholland.
3.TALK ON THE PANEL
Ken Fulk, the creator of this Sonoma, California, estate, put ornate wood paneling on the walls of the dining room and put a big French table from the 1800s in the middle to give it a sense of history. A silvery finish on the wood and feathery leaves on top of the table keep the look from getting too heavy.
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4. AVAILABLE AND CLEARED
Do you not know whether to choose a bench or a regular table? Use both, like Ishka Designs did in this new project in Brooklyn.
5.PERFECTION IN PASTELS
Also, we love this mix of a table and a banquette from the New York design company Husband Wife. The 1940s Venini earrings look classy with everyday things.
6.The table is set.
When in doubt, use things that are important to the family to make your dinner area shine. To set her table, star Mexican chef Elena Reygadas used an old lace tablecloth that belonged to her grandma.
Designer Alec Holland says of this new project in the Hamptons, “We were both aware that dining rooms are naturally very traditional.” “However, we were sure this would be fun.” The designer added a Yves Klein blue and bright apple-green finish to a heavy, traditional table in one of our favorite recent ELLE DECOR do-it-yourself projects.
8.NOT ON THE WALL
Show it off if you have it! This was the case with Natalia Miyar, a designer who worked with Fromental on a line of wallpaper. Of course, it’s the happy background for her dining room. She tells us, “If I could wallpaper every room, I probably would!”
9. AN UNUSUAL PLACE TO LIVE
Eating should take you somewhere else, and this lush wallpaper from Calico in the Future Perfect’s Los Angeles location is the perfect scene for a culinary adventure.
If your home has lots of natural light and high ceilings, you might want to paint the walls a pale lemon color to bring out the light, like Brockschmidt and Coleman did in this beautiful New Orleans home.
11. GET OUT OF THE SHELL
Victorian snail grottos (who knew?) are a beautiful touch in this perfectly charming scene from Elizabeth Mollen’s reimagining of a Tudor house in the Chicagoland area. The light blue walls make the happy mood even stronger.
12. COOL IN THE HUNDREDS
In Frances Merrill’s redesign of a Silicon Valley house, clean lines and bright colors come together. As an extra touch, use bright flowers, old salt-and-pepper shakers, and wax candles in a color you wouldn’t expect.
Even if you only have a small eating area, like this breakfast nook by Katch Interiors, you can still make it unique with long drapes and a fun light fixture, like this Pelle bubble chandelier.
14.GLAM IN HOLLYWOOD
Mara Brock Akil is a writer and director who lives in Hollywood. If you do too, your home will definitely have its share of glitz. A vintage conference room table was turned into a dining room table, and it was surrounded by light-as-air vintage chairs and topped with a beautiful Murano chandelier. The art was made by Elon Brasil.
15.GLAMOUR OF GUSTAVIAN
On the list? Style and class. It’s also not what we would expect from Lauren Buxbaum Gordon, who works with Nate Berkus on designs. To finish off this new project in New York, she put a set of French Louis XVI–style dining chairs around an old Gustavian dining table and added a lamp by Rose Uniacke.