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25 Dining Room Designs Featuring Rectangular Tables

Bright dining room features full-height wainscoting and wide-plank flooring with a beige, bordered rug. The white rectangular dining table has seating for eight with gray low-back modern chairs. Natural light pours in through glazed windows covered in taupe drapes.

I come from a big family where everyone gathered for dinner at the end of the day. At different times in our family history this might include making room for infant high chairs and other seating arrangements, based on who and how many were home at the appointed hour. Seating locations at the table seldom, if ever, varied.

We lived on the same street as my grandparents and as young children ate many of our meals at their house. Their dining room was a separate enclosed space where, because of the number of guests, my grandmother’s chair was sometimes positioned half-in and half-out of the room. This gave her a bit more space and quick access to the kitchen. The massive rectangular table seemed to fill the entire dining room, leaving not much breathing space but at the same time keeping everyone connected.

Below is a curated gallery of dining rooms designed with rectangular dining tables

1. Marble Table Centerpiece of Ornate Dining Room

Dining room, with a chandelier hanging from an ornate ceiling, features a marble dining table accompanied by eight patterned, upholstered chairs. a fireplace and crisscross wine rack. Dining room, with a chandelier hanging from an ornate ceiling, features a marble dining table accompanied by eight patterned, upholstered chairs. a fireplace and crisscross wine rack. 

2. Natural Light Pours into Dining Room through Patio Doors

Elegant dining room features a glass-top dining table and eight white wingback chairs that sit on a wicker area rug. The room also features a large chandelier and a carved wood buffet table. Natural light flows in through glass doors which lead out to a deck.Elegant dining room features a glass-top dining table and eight white wingback chairs that sit on a wicker area rug. The room also features a large chandelier and a carved wood buffet table. Natural light flows in through glass doors which lead out to a deck.

3. Long, Rectangular Dining Room Table Accommodates 12 Comfortably

Blue upholstered chairs sit at a long rectangular table in this dining room featuring drum pendants and a console table topped with two table lamps. The room receives plenty of natural light from large windows augmented by a chandelier and more table lamps in the living room, as well.Blue upholstered chairs sit at a long rectangular table in this dining room featuring drum pendants and a console table topped with two table lamps. The room receives plenty of natural light from large windows augmented by a chandelier and more table lamps in the living room, as well.

4. Marble Table the Centerpiece of Ornate Dining Room

Airy, formal dining room features a wooden dining table and 10 striped, cushioned chairs. The space is illuminated by a candle chandelier, as well as natural light streaming in through French doors.Airy, formal dining room features a wooden dining table and 10 striped, cushioned chairs. The space is illuminated by a candle chandelier, as well as natural light streaming in through French doors.

5. Full-Height Glazing Brings in Plenty of Natural Light

A striking, striped rug lays on the hardwood flooring in this airy dining room with vaulted ceiling and full-height glazing overlooking the outdoor landscape.A striking, striped rug lays on the hardwood flooring in this airy dining room with vaulted ceiling and full-height glazing overlooking the outdoor landscape.

6. Modern Dining Room Features an Array of Design Elements

A black dome pendant hangs over a rectangular wooden table in this bright dining room with a view of the backyard pool. The space also includes eight round-back chairs with faux fur seats, a diamond pattern area rug and hardwood flooring. Natural light streams in through black modern French doors and windows.A black dome pendant hangs over a rectangular wooden table in this bright dining room with a view of the backyard pool. The space also includes eight round-back chairs with faux fur seats, a diamond pattern area rug and hardwood flooring. Natural light streams in through black modern French doors and windows.

7. Dining Room Design Blends Modern and Traditional Styles

Modern design blends with tradition in a dining room that opts for neutral colors with modern dotted wall art and a frosted cluster of bubble pendant lighting. The latter hangs over a rectangular glass-top dining table set featuring two gray wingback chairs and six beige side chairs. An arched doorway leads into the closed room which also gets lots of natural light from two large windows. Modern design blends with tradition in a dining room that opts for neutral colors with modern dotted wall art and a frosted cluster of bubble pendant lighting. The latter hangs over a rectangular glass-top dining table set featuring two gray wingback chairs and six beige side chairs. An arched doorway leads into the closed room which also gets lots of natural light from two large windows. 

8. Bench Gives Dining Room Table More Informal Seating Options

A large wooden framed mirror faces dining set illuminated by a pair of cube pendant lights. The table is surrounded by four cushioned chairs and a wooden bench for extra seating. The room also features wood plank flooring and a large bank of glazed windows that bring in lots of natural light.A large wooden framed mirror faces dining set illuminated by a pair of cube pendant lights. The table is surrounded by four cushioned chairs and a wooden bench for extra seating. The room also features wood plank flooring and a large bank of glazed windows that bring in lots of natural light.

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9. White Dining Room Features 10 Round Back Chairs

White dining room features 10 wishbone chairs and a wooden dining table topped with a decorative bowl and potted plants. A pair of wicker pendants hang over the table which sits on a jute rug hardwood flooring. Natural light streams in through a bank of windows.White dining room features 10 wishbone chairs and a wooden dining table topped with a decorative bowl and potted plants. A pair of wicker pendants hang over the table which sits on a jute rug hardwood flooring. Natural light streams in through a bank of windows.

10. Arched French Doors Lead to Back Deck

Bright dining room features a wooden table and six-chair set with a candle chandelier. The space also includes a console table with lampshades and an arched French doors leading out to a back deck with an expansive view.Bright dining room features a wooden table and six-chair set with a candle chandelier. The space also includes a console table with lampshades and an arched French doors leading out to a back deck with an expansive view.

11. Elegant Dining Room Features Marble Flooring 

Yellow striped chairs sit at a rectangular table in this dining room illuminated by a candle chandelier hanging from a tray ceiling. The elegant space also features marble flooring and full -height windows covered in beige drapes.Yellow striped chairs sit at a rectangular table in this dining room illuminated by a candle chandelier hanging from a tray ceiling. The elegant space also features marble flooring and full -height windows covered in beige drapes.

12. Dining Room Table Surrounded with Gray Tufted Chairs

Well-lit dining area with beige tufted chairs and a rectangular dining table topped with a  potted flower. The space also includes a round wall clock, recessed lights and a dome pendant fixture hanging from the tray ceiling.Well-lit dining area with beige tufted chairs and a rectangular dining table topped with a  potted flower. The space also includes a round wall clock, recessed lights and a dome pendant fixture hanging from the tray ceiling.

13. Globe Pendant Lighting Hangs Over Dark Rectangular Table

Dining space behind the living area is illuminated by glass globe pendants hanging over the dark wood dining table surrounded by black cushioned chairs on a beige area rug. Large windows, overlooking the back pool area, bring in plenty of natural light.Dining space behind the living area is illuminated by glass globe pendants hanging over the dark wood dining table surrounded by black cushioned chairs on a beige area rug. Large windows, overlooking the back pool area, bring in plenty of natural light.

14. Floating Console Table Built into Dining Room Alcove

White dining room features a dining set with six chairs and a wood-stained floating console table. The space also has a unique pendant light fixture and a gray area rug over hardwood flooring.White dining room features a dining set with six chairs and a wood-stained floating console table. The space also has a unique pendant light fixture and a gray area rug over hardwood flooring.

15. Tray Ceiling Supports Linear Chandelier in Open Dining Room

A large open room that leads to the backyard, features a black dining set with eight Parsons chairs. A beige rug lies over natural wood plank flooring with a modern fireplace fitted on a stone accent wall. The trayceiling supports a linear chandelier hanging over the table with a full-height sliding glass wall allowing in plenty of natural light.A large open room that leads to the backyard, features a black dining set with eight Parsons chairs. A beige rug lies over natural wood plank flooring with a modern fireplace fitted on a stone accent wall. The trayceiling supports a linear chandelier hanging over the table with a full-height sliding glass wall allowing in plenty of natural light.

16. Dining Room Opens Up to a Tropical Landscape

Dining room in the tropics features a wooden table and eight upholstered Parsons chairs. The room also has dark wood plank flooring, a blue accent wall fitted with a fireplace and a wrought-iron chandelier. One wall opens up to a black deck.Dining room in the tropics features a wooden table and eight upholstered Parsons chairs. The room also has dark wood plank flooring, a blue accent wall fitted with a fireplace and a wrought-iron chandelier. One wall opens up to a black deck.

17. Brutalist Chandelier Makes Bold Dining Room Statement

A massive (brutalist) crystal chandelier illuminates dining area featuring eight white upholstered chairs around a glossy-finish dark wood table with a candelabra centerpiece.A massive (brutalist) crystal chandelier illuminates dining area featuring eight white upholstered chairs around a glossy-finish dark wood table with a candelabra centerpiece.

18. Linear Pendant Light Illuminates Dining Room

Formal dining room showcases a dark wood buffet table and dining set with upholstered, high back seating for 10. The space is  illuminated by a linear pendant light hanging from a tray ceiling. A modern area rug with geometric shapes lies over hardwood flooring. Natural light pours in through a wall of windows.Formal dining room showcases a dark wood buffet table and dining set with upholstered, high back seating for 10. The space is  illuminated by a linear pendant light hanging from a tray ceiling. A modern area rug with geometric shapes lies over hardwood flooring. Natural light pours in through a wall of windows.

19. Eight High Back Chairs Surround Dark Wood Dining Room Table 

Dining room features a crystal chandelier hanging over a dark wood set with eight high back chairs. The space also includes a mini table next to French doors and a textured rug over hardwood flooring.Dining room features a crystal chandelier hanging over a dark wood set with eight high back chairs. The space also includes a mini table next to French doors and a textured rug over hardwood flooring.

20. Traditional Dining Room Features Classic Elements

Traditional dining room, with a primarily dark color scheme, features a classic dining set with six striped, high back chairs. The space also has two wooden console tables on the sides of the room, a candle chandelier and a large, rectangular mirror. Traditional dining room, with a primarily dark color scheme, features a classic dining set with six striped, high back chairs. The space also has two wooden console tables on the sides of the room, a candle chandelier and a large, rectangular mirror. 

21. Dining Room Showcases Rustic Rectangular Table

A dining space, situated behind the living area, showcases a rustic table and six wicker round back chairs. The room also features herringbone wood flooring and a wood-paneled ceiling fitted with recessed lights.A dining space, situated behind the living area, showcases a rustic table and six wicker round back chairs. The room also features herringbone wood flooring and a wood-paneled ceiling fitted with recessed lights.

22. Modern Dining Room Design Lays It All Out on a Red Shag Rug

A cascading crystal chandelier illuminates a dining room offering a smooth dining table paired with white chairs and gray bench seats on a red shaggy rug.A cascading crystal chandelier illuminates a dining room offering a smooth dining table paired with white chairs and gray bench seats on a red shaggy rug.

23. Candle Chandelier Illuminates Traditional Dining Room

A candle chandelier illuminatess traditional dining room featuring a dark wood set with six chairs. The space gets plenty of natural light from a three-panel window covered in wicker roller blinds.A candle chandelier illuminatess traditional dining room featuring a dark wood set with six chairs. The space gets plenty of natural light from a three-panel window covered in wicker roller blinds.

24. Colorful Chandelier Adds Playful Accent to Open Air Dining Room

A colorful chandelier adds playful accent to open air dining room situated next to outdoor pool. A rectangular dining table features metal-framed chairs fitted with tufted cushions. Source: Zillow Digs

A colorful chandelier adds playful accent to open air dining room situated next to outdoor pool. A rectangular dining table features metal-framed chairs fitted with tufted cushions. Source: Zillow Digs

25. Natural Light Brightens Modern Dining Room

Bright dining room features full-height wainscoting and wide-plank flooring with a beige, bordered rug. The white rectangular dining table has seating for eight with gray low-back modern chairs. Natural light pours in through glazed windows covered in taupe drapes.Bright dining room features full-height wainscoting and wide-plank flooring with a beige, bordered rug. The white rectangular dining table has seating for eight with gray low-back modern chairs. Natural light pours in through glazed windows covered in taupe drapes.