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 my grandmother’s chair was sometimes positioned half in and half out of the room because of the number of guests. 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 the Centerpiece of Ornate Space
Dining room, with a chandelier hanging from an ornate ceiling, features a marble dining table accompanied by eight patterned, upholstered chairs, a fireplace, and a 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. Large candles in cylindrical glass holders serve as table decoration. The room also features a chandelier and a carved wood buffet table. Natural light flows through glass doors leading out to a deck.
3. Long 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.
4. Formal Dining Room Features French Doors
Airy, formal dining room features a wooden dining table and 10 striped, cushioned chairs. The space is illuminated by a candle chandelier and 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 a 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 backyard pool view. 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.
8. Bench Gives Dining Room Informal Seating Options
A large wooden framed mirror faces a 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.
10. Arched French Doors Lead to Back Deck
Bright dining room features a wooden table and six-chair set with a candle chandelier. Dining table decor consists of a bowl of fruit, a vase of flowers, and a candle set on a table runner. The space also includes a console table with lampshades and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 tray ceiling 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.
17. Brutalist Chandelier Makes Bold Dining Room Statement
A massive (brutalist) crystal chandelier illuminates the 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 contemporary 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. 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.
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.
21. Dining Room Showcases Rustic Rectangular Table
A dining spacebehind 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.
23. Candle Chandelier Illuminates Traditional Dining Room
A candle chandelier illuminates the 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 a playful touch to the dining room adjacent to an outdoor pool. A rectangular dining table features metal-framed chairs fitted with tufted cushions.
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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 seats eight with gray low-back modern chairs. Natural light pours in through glazed windows covered in taupe drapes.