Modern Kitchen & Tabletop

20 Dining Room Ideas

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. Peruse our picks for creating the modern dining room of your dreams.

7 Dining Table Decor Ideas to Set the Scene

Whether you are setting the table for an evening at home, an upscale dinner soiree or simply looking to add decor to accent your dining table when not in use, our expert tips will set the scene.

Personalize your dining room and kitchen with a unique combination of accessories.

From everyday meals to weekend dinner parties, the most memorable dining experience begins and ends with the right accessories. Some decisions are big and bold, like which tablecloth would tie your space together or which dinnerware you’ll be using for years to come. Other choices are more fine-tuned and detailed, like your flatware or your salt and pepper shakers. At 2Modern, you’ll find a breathtaking array of accessories and decor to give your kitchen and dining room the finishing touches you’ve been craving.


Perhaps the most frequently-used objects in your kitchen, your dinnerware is an important part of your everyday life. Enjoy a coordinated, cohesive look with matching plates, bowls, and cups, or create an eclectic, mix-and-match collection of dinnerware to reflect your extraordinary personality.


Use our wide selection of modern barware to give your cocktails, wine, and even your water a stylish and unique vessel. From glasses to decanters, coasters to barware tools, your drinkware should complement your well-appointed dining room furniture and design aesthetic.


Flatware is another decision you’ll want to make carefully, as you’ll be using the pieces for every meal you enjoy in your well-appointed space. From matching sets to single pieces, stainless steel to fine porcelain, and beyond, our flatware selection is truly unmatched.

Tabletop Decor

Use tabletop decor to tie your entire dining room together in an unbelievable way. Adorn your dining room table with candle holders, decorative bowls, figurines, a chic planter, and other modern accessories for a completely unique, one-of-a-kind look on your dining table.

Frequently asked questions about modern dining accessories

Q: What should I keep on my dining table?

 The accessories you choose to keep on your dining room table are completely up to personal discretion. Some people enjoy a clean, minimalist approach, leaving only salt and pepper shakers on their table. Others decorate to the nines with placemats, a faux floral arrangement, and candle holders. Perhaps your personal style falls somewhere in between the two. Just make sure your tabletop décor and accessories reflect your individual style and you’re sure to be pleased with the aesthetic appeal of your space.

Q: What are tabletop accessories?

 Modern dining room accessories encompass a broad range of functional, yet decorative pieces. These accessories include everything from salt and pepper shakers to placemats, and they work together to give your dining area a one-of-a-kind, completely personalized look.

Q: How do I decorate my dining table?

 You may choose to take an all-inclusive approach to dining table décor, opting for a table runner, placemats, complete place settings, plenty of accessories, and a contemporary collection of décor. Alternatively, you might decide to keep it simple with a single decorative accent as a sleek, minimalist centerpiece. Arrange and rearrange your tabletop décor until it reflects your own personal taste.

Q: How can I make my dining room look expensive?

 Creating a lavish dining room is all in the details. There are many ways to contribute to a refined and upscale look. A few options include upgrading your lighting with an eye-catching chandelier, tying the space together with a bold, beautifully-patterned rug, and selecting luxury dining table accessories for an abundance of opulence.

Q: Do you leave placemats on the table?

 Whether or not to leave your placemats on the dining room table is a personal choice. You may love the look of a “set” table, complete with chargers and flatware, or you might prefer a simple and clean look. Luckily, it’s easy to decide between leaving your placemats on the table or storing them for your next meal - simply try both options and decide which option appeals to you most.

Q: What should I put on my dining room table when it’s not in use?

 Much like some people like to leave many of their modern kitchen accessories on the counter when they aren’t using them, and others prefer to stash them in a drawer for a clean, clutter-free look, the same holds true for whether or not to leave accessories and linens on the dining table. Your decision might come down to convenience, or it might be centered around your very specific design aesthetic. Make the choice that makes the most sense for you, your lifestyle, and your design preferences.