2023 is all about fun styles, bold colors, and natural elements. When it comes to dining rooms, there are a variety of design trends that you can choose from. It’s important that you pick the one that you really like and not just because it’s the trend.
And here is why we come up with this list of dining room trends that everyone can relate to. Check out our list of the different dining room trends for this year and see which of these dining room designs suits your personal style.
Get cozy and add a hint of Victorian style to your dining room in 2023. Wallpaper is a nice way to do this, and so is a vintage area rug. This is a classic look that is very inviting.
- Designed by: PHASE2 BUILDERS INC.
2. Arch Doorways
Arched doorways are a soft way to add interest to your dining area. It’s a specific look — adding an exaggerated entrance implies you are going into a separate area, so lots of natural light at the destination is important.
3. Wall Storage (Lots)
I love the way built-in wall storage looks. It can be full of accessories or streamlined, but it always warms up a room with the personal touches on each shelf. Also, a nice way to add color and shape to a neutral-colored room with a round dining room table.
- Designed by: Sutro Architects
4. Bench Seating
Adding a bench to your dining table instantly transforms it. What was once cold single-seating is now a warm, comfortable setting for a group gathering. Even if your group is small, the closeness of a bench creates a unified space for dining, games, and after-school homework.
A banquette is a built-in bench for your dining area, and it’s becoming the new normal. There’s nothing cozier than leaning back onto a sofa-like seat while you dine. Upholstered foam seats and throw cushions can be interchanged through the seasons, giving the banquette seating a refresh as often as you want.
- Designed by: Jute Interior Design
6. Dark Wood Furniture
Dining chairs, tables, and accent pieces are trending back towards dark wood. What used to look flat and uninteresting is coming back in a much better way. Textured wood, vintage stains, and antique styles paired with bright pops of color and gold finishings make up the new interior design trend in dark wood dining rooms.
- Designed by: Jarrell Signature Inc
Dine in 2023 in the surroundings of your own eclectic style. That means a one-of-a-kind style is in. Pictured here is a statement globe lamp, bright blue chairs, a neon “EAT’ sign, and a glass-top round dining table with multi-color pottery and dinnerware on display. A shining example of “anything goes” (mostly) in 2023.
- Source: Houzz
Ordinary dining rooms are getting a glamorous makeover this year. An elaborate gold light fixture, large art pieces, gold frames, and vibrant area rugs. This dining room says “luxe” in so many ways, especially with the black backdrop.
- Designed by: M Design Studio
9. Extra Long Tables
Long dining tables are in this year, and they are the room’s design statement. With all that seating space, you’ll have room for the whole family and your friends.
When it’s not being used to entertain, the table adds visual interest, elongating the room. They also double as craft tables, puzzle tables or areas to study.
10. Long Lighting Fixtures
This is a classic look that is in style again this year. Soft lighting that runs the length of the dining table is functional and serves as a nice way to provide ambient light to the entire room.
- Designed by: Alexander Butler | Design Services, LLC
11. Defined Ceilings
Define your dining room this year with a bright-colored ceiling or wood. You don’t need walls to know you’re in the dining room with this interesting solution for context. The more colorful, the better!
- Designed by: Old World Custom Homes
Magenta is here in a big way. Here it’s used on the walls and its vibrant quality lights up this banquet seating area. Magenta is a highly saturated color and so it’s a good solution if you’re going for a maximalist look with your dining room design.
- Designed by: amanda nisbet
13. Farmhouse Tables
The modern farmhouse dining table is continuing strong this year because of it’s rustic charm and functionality. Switch up your surroundings to give it contrast — as pictured with the backdrop in a traditional style, the rustic farmhouse table softens the entire room.
- Designed by: Ashleigh Rader Homes
14. Natural Tone, Neutral
Natural and neutral — two big design trends of 2023. This dining space uses neutral tones and textures with the wood and lighting but also adds a pop of forest green (a big color in 2023) to give the home decor a bit of contrast.
15. Vintage Florals
Traditional dining rooms are back, and so are the vintage florals that came with them. Plenty of wallpaper options for this style. This whimsical dining room works well as it incorporates waist-high wainscotting giving the eye a bit of relief.
- Designed by: KNOF design
16. Natural Woods
Adding natural wood to your dining space brings the outside in, especially when you can see texture or knots in the wood. Here you get a big dose of wood, and it’s paired nicely with a significant amount of outdoor light; you almost feel as if you’re outside!
- Designed by: James Merrell Architects, P.C.
17. Formal Dining Room
Formal dining rooms, set away from the kitchen and family rooms, are returning. Perhaps a response to Covid where we all spent so much (too much?) time together. Pictured here with an arched entryway and beautiful herringbone wood floors, this is the perfect place for a long entertaining evening.
- Designed by: Design Logic Limited, Inc.
18. Bright Pop of Color/Pop Art
Buy the big pop-art painting. Dining rooms are popping with colorful wall art this year, and it’s a nice way to add colorto the decor. Large pieces of modern art give the room a gallery feel and are a great conversation starter.
- Designed by: STRUKTR Studios Photography
19. Live Edge Tables
Raw edge dining tables are a beautiful look that instantly transforms the room. They are a timeless natural look that pairs with almost any furniture style or wall color.
- Designed by: Kym Rodger Design
20. Oval/Surfboard Tables
Oval tables are in for 2023, and for good reason. The lack of corners and pedestal base makes it incredibly functional, allowing for as many guests as possible. A mid-century classic, they fall in nicely with the curved furniture trend of this year.
21. Cool Table Bases (Pedestal Table)
Continuing with the trend of personal style, unique pedestal bases are in style this year. Pictured here is a large burl of wood as a base—a rustic contrast to its upscale surroundings.
- Designed by: DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami, FL
22. Mismatched Chairs
Dining chairs of all shapes and sizes (at one table) are on trend for 2023. Finding a bunch of chairs that look good together can be tough. Matching the end chairs is a great way to tie them all together.
- Designed by: Stuart Sampley Architect
23. Black Tables
Black dining tables are trending for 2023. Pictured here, there’s plenty of contrast with a living wall and soft textiles surrounding it. It’s a glamorous look that requires a lot of upkeep.
- Designed by: Bianchi Design
24. Farmhouse Wood Walls
Wood walls in dining areas are simply beautiful as it gives you the feeling of nature as you dine. These walls in the craftsman style are rustic and warm. This look requires a generous ceiling height and a paring of florals and color.
- Designed by: Pete J. Vallas, A.I.A., Architect
25. Brick or Stone wall
Brick walls and stones of all types are returning in dining rooms this year. Adding stone to your dining space gives it a rich look and has the qualities of a French kitchen. A winning trend for 2023.
- Designed by: SUITE New York