20 Dining Room Ideas to Elevate Your Space

Often the social center for the home , the dining room is a great space to express your style, skillfully reflecting the many ways in which you can use it. Whether the room is set for upscale dinner parties or the functionality for everyday use, we’ve put together our picks for creating the modern dining room of your dreams (dinner not included).

Dining Room Pendants

Lighting within your dining room should act as both a functional aspect of your home as well as a beautiful decor piece to accentuate your space. While chandeliers tend to be the luminary of choice, pendants are an excellent solution for any dining room and they are offered in a variety of finishes, sizes, and styles to choose from. When choosing your lighting fixture you want to imagine the feeling you are looking to evoke in your space. For more expansive tables, a singular, rectangular pendant fills the space well, while clustering several smaller pendants together can create a layered look that is brimming with chic inspiration.

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Dining Room Chandeliers

Let’s make a statement! Choosing a large, singular pendant or chandelier can amplify the impact it has within a space and act as an elegant conversation starter for dinners with friends or guests from out of town. At the opposite end of the size spectrum, smaller pendants and chandeliers can be clustered together or lined up, to form a custom lighting design that is all your own. Choose from light and airy fixtures accented with wood or shell details to create a coastal-inspired look, or go full modern contemporary with a mesh design ready to bring art-deco vibes to your well-appointed home.

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Dining Room Tables

The single most defining aspect of your dining room, the dining table is the ultimate statement-making, awe-inducing, function-yet-fashion aspect of your space. In order to ensure your dining room looks full and happy, not overcrowded or empty, ensure you are choosing a table that is big enough to host you and your family, with a few added guests. Short on space? A round table is perfect for offering a place to dine without taking over and feeling overwhelming. Dark apartment got you down? A glass-topped dining table brings a light and airy feel while giving you the opportunity to accessorize with a bold chair or centerpiece.

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