This photo gallery features dining rooms that seat 8. We add to this gallery weekly, so be sure to check back regularly.
Gorgeous glass globe pendants illuminate this dining room showcasing granite top dining table and gray wingback chairs that sit on a distressed area rug.
An open dining area with stylish white pendant lights, modern chairs and an oval dining table that complements the wood plank flooring.
The classy dining room features wooden dining table and beige tufted wingback chairs on a bordered area rug. It is lighted by a two-tier round chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
Elegant dining room with gorgeous dining set for eight illuminated by fabulous chandeliers. There’s a potted plant in the corner that brings a refreshing ambiance in the room.
Various styled pendant lights hang over the smooth wooden dining table in this open dining room with sleek white chairs and a beige area rug that lays on the wood plank flooring.
The luxury dining room offers a fireplace and a built-in wine rack arranged in a crisscross pattern. It includes a glam chandelier and a marble dining table surrounded with floral upholstered chairs.
This dining room boasts gray cushioned chairs and a wooden dining table lighted by a round pendant light. It is designed with white wainscoting and a canvas flanked by wall sconces.
A double door opens to this charming dining room clad in blue floral wallpaper. It has a dining set for eight and a wooden console table topped with black lampshades and translucent jars.
A white decorative bowl sits on a rectangular dining table in this fresh dining room with modern pendant lights and stylish brown armchairs that sit on a beige area rug.
The white dining area features wingback chairs and a glass top dining table illuminated by glass globe chandelier. It includes a jute area rug and built-in cabinet under a perforated panel.
An all wood dining room with a dining set for eight situated in between the fireplace and wooden bench. It is lighted by a white dome pendant that hung from the beamed ceiling.
Clad in classy wallpaper, this dining room showcases a black and white wall art along with a sputnik chandelier that hung over the wooden dining table paired with black leather chairs on a patterned area rug.
A linear crystal chandelier illuminates this dining room offering rustic display cabinets and black upholstered chairs surrounding a wooden dining table over a gray area rug.
An open dining area next to the staircase sharing space with the kitchen. It has gray upholstered chairs and a round dining table lighted by white metal wire pendants.
Airy dining room boasts concrete tiled flooring and glass sliders that open to the patio with a breathtaking lake view. It has wooden round back chairs and a rectangular dining table topped with a decorative bowl.
This dining room features a brass chandelier and metal dining table surrounded by green round back chairs. It has herringbone wood flooring and full height windows covered with white sheer curtains.
Stylish dining room decorated with minimalist wall art and a contemporary chandelier that hung over the round dining table accompanied by black leather chairs and velvet area rug.
A granite dining table complements the area rug in this dining room with wood-paneled walls and panoramic windows overlooking the amazing outdoor scenery.
A dining area along the hallway showcasing black wainscoted accent wall and natural wood plank flooring topped by a white area rug. It has sleek chairs and a glass top dining table lighted by a contemporary chandelier.
A chrome lampshade sits on a wooden buffet table in this dining area with a black framed wall art and a unique chandelier that hung over the modern dining set.
Red dining room with terracotta flooring and French door dressed in gorgeous striped draperies. It includes a vintage chandelier and a wood plank dining table paired with upholstered and wooden chairs.
Fabulous dining room designed with a glam chandelier and lovely wall art mounted above the dark wood console table. It has a glass top dining table and white wingback chairs that sit on a wicker area rug.
Spacious dining area with wide plank flooring and wood paneled walls complementing the stump dining table accompanied by black chairs and pendant light.
Warm dining room offers wooden dining set for eight and a rectangular artwork mounted on the orange wall. It includes a wrought iron chandelier and glazed windows covered with white shutters.
Bright dining room with white cushioned chairs and a dark wood dining table lighted by a sunburst chandelier. It includes a brass dining cart on the side along with a large geometric vase filled with green plants.
A large framed mirror is mounted across the cozy dining set in this beige dining room illuminated by a candle chandelier and matching sconces along with natural light from the glazed double door.
Fresh dining room boasts a white pendant light and wooden dining set for eight accompanied by a bookshelf and plant art piece mounted on the white wall.
A black framed mirror flanked by wall sconces hangs above the natural wood buffet table in this dining room with a candle chandelier and dark wood dining table contrasted with white cushioned chairs on a beige area rug.
This dining room features a mirrored wall and sleek white chairs that sit at a wooden dining table topped with modern bowl and vase. It is illuminated by glass globe pendants and recessed lights mounted on the wood paneled ceiling.
Contemporary dining area situated behind the living space showcases a dark wood dining table and blue modern chairs complementing with the dome pendant lights that hung from the shiplap ceiling.
Neutral dining room decorated with framed wall art and an ornate pendant light that hung over the wooden dining table topped with a ceramic bowl. It has beige tufted chairs and a French door leading out to the porch.
A metal dining set blends in with the rich wood plank flooring in this dining room with a black framed mirror and glass-paneled windows and doors overlooking the sparkling swimming pool.
A black dining table adds a striking contrast in this white dining room offering wingback chairs and three-panel window framing the lush greenery. It is lighted by a pair of drum flush lights and ornate chandeliers reflected in the mirrored wall.
Modern pendant lights hang over the stump dining table surrounded by black leather chairs in this dining room with tiled flooring and full height windows framed in black aluminum.
Clad in woodland bird wallpaper, this charming dining room offers wooden dining set for eight lighted by gorgeous glass pendants along with a tufted seat next to the glass slider that opens to a concrete staircase leading to the playground.
White dining room designed with crystal chandeliers and a sunburst decor mounted above the wooden console table. It has beige velvet chairs and a rectangular dining table that sits on the hardwood flooring.
Spanish style dining room with open archways and stylish wood beam ceiling mounted with recessed lights and a vintage pendant. It includes upholstered chairs and a rectangular dining table complementing with wood paneled walls and wood plank flooring topped by a classic area rug.
Natural light flows in through the picture windows in this dining room boasting faux fur chairs and a wooden dining table illuminated by a black dome pendant and recessed ceiling lights.
Classy dining room offers a seating area by the white framed windows and elegant dining set for eight accented with a candle chandelier for a timeless look.
The dark dining room features stylish chairs and a wooden dining table topped with lovely plant centerpiece. It has herringbone flooring and rustic ceiling with a hanging drum pendant light.
An oversized round pendant hangs over the wooden dining table in this high ceiling dining room with modern chairs and a canvas painting mounted on the white wall.
The pink dining room boasts a fabulous crystal chandelier and wooden dining set for eight that sits on a dotted area rug over the rich hardwood flooring. It includes a console table and white framed windows dressed in charming drapes and valances.
A patterned area rug adds a nice accent in this pink dining room showcasing cushioned chairs and a glossy dining table placed across the white fireplace.
Floral high back chairs complement with the tasseled area rug that lays on the white tiled flooring. It has a wood beam ceiling and full height windows covered in yellow draperies.
Deluxe dining room decorated with a chrome sculpture and minimalist wall art above the concrete fireplace fitted on the smoked mirror paneled wall. It has classy dining set for eight and a round chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
An open dining area with concrete flooring and full height glazing overlooking the lush greenery. It includes a dome pendant light and a wooden dining table surrounded by contrasting white and black chairs.
A cascading crystal chandelier illuminates this dining room featuring a charming wall art and a wooden dining table paired with stylish white chairs over a vintage area rug.
This dining room boasts cushioned chairs and a rectangular dining table illuminated by a pair of floral pendants that hung from the octagon tray ceiling. It is accompanied by a beige shaggy rug and wooden buffet table accented with black framed wall arts.
Cozy dining room with wide plank flooring and vaulted ceiling lined with wood beams. It has wooden dining set for eight lighted by geometric pendants along with natural light from the glazed windows.
Yellow striped chairs stand out in this elegant dining room with marble flooring and full height windows dressed in beige sheer curtains.
Like other areas of the home, the dining room is undergoing an evolution, especially in smaller homes. More often, new houses don’t have a separate space. Only 68 percent of the new construction of home under 2,000 square feet includes one, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
What is also evident is that it’s more common in larger homes over 3,000 square feet. Dining rooms that seat 8 are a fitting addition with great potential as our gallery will show you.
Types of Rooms
The role of the dining room has also changed in its layout which may account for the decline in a separate room. The top kinds are:
- Great room
The proportion of each one is roughly equal to about one-third. According to NAHB, about 24 percent of great rooms include the dining room in its floor plan.
Styles of Dining Rooms
Our interior design survey revealed some interesting trends. Like other rooms in the home, there is a distinct preference for familiar things and those that are convenient. The top five styles of dining rooms are:
Both contemporary and modern decors lean toward a minimalist design which makes the room feel spacious and uncluttered. It’s an important quality when you’re seating a larger group. Comfort is another underlying theme. Some styles such as Victorian are among the least popular perhaps because some may associate it with being stuffy.
Tables and Chairs
Most rooms are rectangular in shape. That makes an oval or rectangular table the obvious choice for optimizing your use of space. The advantage with the former is that there aren’t any sharp corners. It tends to have a cozier feel than the formality of the latter. Space is a crucial consideration. Ideally, you’ll have 42 to 48 inches of space between the table and any existing pieces or walls.
Dining Room Colors
This desire for a sense of hominess also appears in the preferred color choices where neutral tones prevail. It makes sense given the associations between security and friendship. The leading picks are:
White, for example, is an excellent option because it brings that sense of spaciousness that’s so important for a larger dining room. On the other hand, colors like pink and violet are among the least common. That’s not surprising given the fact that they are among the hues that both men and women don’t like.
It’s worth noting that these neutral tones act as a perfect backdrop for the room’s star attraction—the food.