Welcome to our massive dining rooms interior design gallery featuring dining room designs of all types – from large to cozy to bright to dark and everything in between.
Whether your dining room is in a large open concept home or you have a distinct formal dining room space, in my opinion one of the most important features is chair selection. Dinners can last for hours which means you and your guests are seated in one place for hours so comfort is key.
While large, cushioned chairs (I like arms as well) do take up more space, they make for a much better dining experience.
Other considerations include:
Table size in relation to the size of your dining room space. Some of our dining rooms below have rooms too large for the furniture and vice versa. Unfortunately, most dining rooms are too small resulting in people having to squeeze around chairs to get in and out. This you want to avoid.
Another important dining table selection aspect is the width of the table. If you place pots of food on your table, you’ll want a wider table for this. If your dining style is to have it catered, this isn’t required… although more dining table space is better than less.
These days more and more homes are built in an open concept which means doing away with the traditional formal dining room. We have many examples of these in our gallery so that you can see if the open concept design is right for you. Enjoy our gallery.
Dining area in open living space with blue and beige color scheme set off by dark wood floor. Blue and white rug centered under the dining table that seats eight people. Fireplace situated at end of dining table.
Whether you’re looking for a fresh modern area rug as shown above, or a traditional oriental rug as shown below, we’ve got you covered! Check out our special gallery featuring area rugs of all types!
Dining room in atrium-style home with two story windows, indoor gardens and large wooden table with seating for six people. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Designated dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the home’s courtyard and pool. Dark wood dining table seats eight people. built in buffet off to the side.
The impressive area above is so flooded with natural light, it is almost reminiscent of a beautiful sun room.
Small dining room with round glass dining table with seating for five people situated next to gas fireplace.
Open concept home with designated dining area in front of fireplace. Dark wood dining table and eight white chairs sitting on large rectangle white rug on top of dark wood floor.
Large luxury home with small designated dining area in open living area partitioned by large stone fireplace. Dining table is custom design that seats six people. Dining chairs have long slipcovers matching overall color scheme of the Southwest design. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Intimate formal dining room with plenty of design detail including ornate dining table that seats six people, wood buffet to the side, drapes and tray ceiling.
Dining room in brown, beige and black. Dining table seats six people with one side two cushioned benches. One end of the room contains built-in cabinets and shelving.
Ornately designed small living room with round clover-leaf style dining table with seating for six people. Wrap-around windows light up the room. Dining table and chairs centered on square rug on top of wood floor.
Large darkly designed dining room with seating for ten people. Ceiling is a pattern of large wood beams. White fireplace situated on one end of the room. Large rug placed under the dining table on top of brown tile floor.
Huge dining room with oval dining table that seats eight people. Room uses wood extensively including built in bookshelves. Large bay window lightens up the otherwise dark interior design. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Cozy dining room that seats six people. Small oval table with light wood and white chairs make up the furniture. Dining table situated on patterned rug that sits on carpeting. Potted plants throughout the room add a nice design touch.
Dinign room in modern home with seating for eight people. Exterior wall is floor-to-ceiling windows looking into courtyard. One end of the room contains built-in black and glass cabinets with serving counter.
Large oval room with wrap-around frame windows and white wall creating a bright and minimalist dining room. Furniture restricted to small round dining table and four chairs. Personally, I’d add a larger dining table as well as plants throughout the space.
Modern dining room design with long grey table surrounded by steel and white dining chairs.
Large dining room space with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on manicured gardens. dining furniture includes glass-topped dining table with seating for ten people. Dining chairs are wood and white. Built-in cabinets line one wall.
Dining room space that opens up to living room. Dark wood floors match the dark oval dining table that seats six people. Plants are placed throughout the space.
Dining room design appearing larger than it is with one wall being a floor-to-ceiling mirror and two other walls being floor-to-ceiling windows. Square glass dining table seats eight people. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Open concept kitchen and dining area. Wood flooring throughout. Dining table is a simple design with dark wood surrounded by six white chairs. Dining furniture placed on zebra patterned rug.
Large formal dining area with white fireplace on the long wall. Wood dining table accommodates eight people. Burgundy patterned rug creates a darkness to the otherwise lightly designed space.
xvxvModern all-white home with open living space containing large dining room with glass table and white dining room chairs. The entire space has a row of glass-double doors leading to patio overlooking the ocean. Source: Zillow DigsTM.
Cozy dining room with brick walls and large square grey, red, black and red rug. Dining furniture is a round glass-topped table with six wood chairs.
Living and dining room space. Dining table seats six to eight people and is made of wood.
Informal dining space in open concept living space. tile floor with patterned rug under the light wood dining table with six wicker dining chairs. Small sitting area at the end of the dining space.
Small apartment dining area. Predominantly designed in white color scheme with white walls, white and soft grey rug and white dining chairs.
Dining room with windows looking out on backyard pool. Dining furniture is dark wood with the same wood forming the frames of the chairs. Room comfortably seats six people.
Very modern windowless dining room in dark brown, white, glass and stainless steel. Small fireplace along one wall and small kitchen space on the end of the room. Large grey and white rug is placed under the glass and steel dining table. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Dining room situated beside staircase with half-landing. Wood paneling rises up one-third of the wall. Dark wood used for the dining table and eight dining room chairs.
Formal dining room with light wood floor, built-in shelving, chandelier, draped doorway and long dark wood dining table that seats ten people.
Spectacularly large dining room with cathedral wood-beamed ceiling. One wall is entirely in stone with stone fireplace. Other walls have extensive windows and glass doors flooding the room with light. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Small dining room with white walls, dark wood floor, white dining room chairs and two-toned dining table that seats six people.
Large modern home in open design with dining room adjacent to winding stair case. Dining table seats ten people. Dining room chairs in unique cylinder design. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Asian inspired dining room design with matching dark wood furniture. Floor is very light wood. Dining table is squaare with seating for four to eight people (tight with eight people).
Ornate dining room with brick wall. Ornate gold mirror hangs above the antique dining room table with seating for eight people. Glass doors at the end of the room lead out to covered patio.
View of the above dining room for the other side.
Ornate dining room with double doors that open to a patio and backyard. Dining room includes side alcove with antique buffet. Wall lamps and a chandelier illuminate the room. The center of the rooms is the ten-person dining table with eight white chairs and two dark chairs at the heads. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Small dining room with double glass doors to the backyard. Dark wood table and chairs seats 8 people.
Casual dedicated dining room with 3 sets of double glass doors to the backyard patio. Wood flooring throughout with light brown rug under the dark wood dining table that seats 8 eight people.
Simple, but large dining room with tray ceiling, wood beams on the walls and ceiling and matching dark wood table with black and white chairs.
Waterfront home with dining room looking out on the ocean through full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Room is entirely in white except for a blue rug… white table, walls, lamps, ceiling and white dining chairs.
Casual dining room nook with round glass table and white chairs with bamboo frame.
Luxurious dining room with blue walls, white ceiling, massive chandelier over dark dining table that seats ten people. Dining room chairs have shell-fish designed backs in white. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Open living home with designated dining area. Brown, black and white color design brightened up with pink rug.
Black, white and green dining room. Black rug under black table and white chairs. Black cabinets against partially white walls. Top half of walls painted green.
Bright sunny dining room with oval wood table and eight plush cream-colored dining chairs.
Dining room on the formal side with white wall paneling half-way up the wall and top half painted beige. Large wood table and chairs form the dining room furniture.
Simple dining room with white ceiling and walls with dark wood floor. Large burgundy patterned rug is under the six-person dining room furniture set. Antique cabinets line the walls.
White, grey and dark brown dining room design. Wood floors with white rug under all-wood dining room table that seats 8 people. White fireplace on one end with white wall paneling spanning half-way up the walls. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Spacious dining room in green and brown color scheme.
Dining room with red walls, tray ceiling and wood flooring with built-in cabinets within an alcove on one side of the room.
Heavily wooded dining room with wood beams on ceiling and walls. Hard wood floor with rug under simple eight person wood dining room table.
Contemporary home with dining room that includes fireplace, two walls with windows, white tray ceiling and dark wood floors. Dining furniture accommodates six people.
Dining room with light wood wall paneling and floors. Bay window to one side provides the room with natural light. Oval dining table seats six people.
Dining room in mint green and white color scheme with light wood floor and dark wood dining room furniture.
Yellow and white dining room design with wood floor, wood chairs and white dining table that seats eight people.
The simplicity of the above dining room draws attention to the unique chair design and the beautiful chandelier overlooking the table setting.
Large square dining room with oval dining table that seats seix people, custom wood dining chairs on a rug that’s placed on light wood floors.
Retro dining room with semi-circle dining room table that seats five chairs. Dining room chairs have wheals; the dining area is part of a large living space demarcated by 4 white pillars. Source: Zillow DigsTM
White and light blue dining room design with wood floor and wood dining room furniture.
Dining and living room combination space. Dining room is marked off in the room with tray ceiling demarcating the dining room. Furniture is a simple wood design. Wood flooring throughout the space.
Light grey and white dining room off the front foyer that seats six to eight people. Wood flooring throughout the foyer and dining room.
Large tropical-designed home with light yellow and white dining room. Two-tone wood design with dark wood dining room furniture and light wood flooring.
Apartment dining room with spectacular views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Entire room in white with wood floor. Blue rug placed under the wood and steel dining table that seats ten people.