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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.