45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas

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Balancing Act
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Balancing Act

A collection of mounted antlers balances the feminine crystal chandelier with a masculine touch.

Brilliant Blue
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Brilliant Blue

Blue table accents, like the glassware and the patterned tablecloth, enliven this casual eating space.

45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Casual dining area

Painting wooden chair legs a bright coral gives them a unique and modern look.

Cheery country dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Cheery country dining room

Open shelves proudly display a museum-worthy collection of white ceramics.

Country dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Country dining room

Mixing chair styles around a formal dining room boosts its charm factor.

Relaxed Atmosphere
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Relaxed Atmosphere

A contemporary white parsons table provides a nice contrast to the country elements, like the bentwood chairs and white ironstone pottery, in this dining room.

Contemporary dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Contemporary dining room

Bold red chairs pop against a graphic black-and-white floral wallpaper.

Feminine dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Feminine dining room

Mismatched chairs, striped linens and rustic pottery lend this dining room provincial charm.

Star Light
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Star Light

A flokati-covered bench and a warm walnut table and chairs soften the look of graphic damask wallpaper.

Green dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Green dining room

A leafy green room feels modern when decorated with black webbed chairs and a minimalist wooden table and bench.

Warm Glow
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Warm Glow

A trio of shiny brass pendant lights and lemon yellow chairs add elements of chic to an otherwise humble table setting.

Periwinkle dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Periwinkle dining room

Rather than squeezing in chairs around the backside of a table, use a tall banquet bench that guests can easily slide in and out of.

Decorative Draw
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Decorative Draw

Serene dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Serene dining room

Slipcovering chairs—and even a table—protects the furniture and can hide stains and imperfections.

Girly dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Girly dining room

Delicate blue-painted chairs, a floral tablecloth and thin stemware give this dining room a feminine feel.

White eclectic dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
White eclectic dining room

Mismatched contemporary chairs, an ornate iron chandelier and simple wooden furniture mix together for an eclectic look.

Word dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Word dining room

Word-printed fabric gives dining seats a patterned, graphic look that contrasts nicely against the bright aquamarine rug and curtains.

Blonde dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Modern Minimalism

A warm wooden dining table and chairs feel fresh when mixed with modern pendant lamps and a graphic print.

Harvest Decor
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Harvest Decor

Vegetable-patterned wallpaper in a traditional color combination injects this seemingly serious dining room with subtle humor.

Neo-country dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Neo-country dining room

Modern white chairs tuck under a country-style farm table for a quirky mix of old and new.

Rosey dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Rosey dining room

Fresh flowers and cheery floral textiles give this dining room a garden-fresh vibe.

Tri-color dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Tri-color dining room

Dining chairs upholstered in different bold-colored fabrics give the room a lively yet sophisticated vibe.

Swedish dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Swedish dining room

Long striped textiles lengthen the appearance of this petite dining room.

Contemporary dining room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Contemporary dining room

A runner is an underappreciated alternative to a tablecloth and can add an appealing splash of color.

Bookshelf style
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Bookshelf style

Bookshelf style

Soft Spot
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Soft Spot

Fur throws are a comfortable and unexpected alternative to traditional seat cushions.

A Feast of Color
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
A Feast of Color

Don’t shy away from of a bold palette—deep orange and vivid turquoise is a pleasing combo.

Flower Power
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Flower Power

A collection of bud vases imprecisely arranged on a tabletop make a lovely alternative to the usual floral centerpiece.

Casual
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Casual

Expose a table’s lines by keeping it linen-free.

Rustic Renaissance
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Rustic Renaissance

Mixing a crystal chandelier with dark wood furniture and antlers epitomizes chalet chic.

Country style
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Country style

Keep a country look clean by sticking to crisp patterns and a fresh blue-and-white color scheme.

Rainbow Room
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Rainbow Room

Colorful dining chairs and whimsical decorations lighten up a sturdy farm table and boxy cabinet.

Simple Setting
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Simple Setting

White china on white linens and a spray of wildflowers look elegant without seeming fussy.

Book End
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Book End

Storage is tricky in a long, narrow space; columns of built-in bookshelves at the end of the room are an ideal design solution and attractive look.

Light Wash
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Light Wash

Sheer curtains and a coat of white paint keep rigid wooden furniture and an architectural bench from looking too heavy.

Gathering Place
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Gathering Place

A long table with ample seating is ready to entertain a crowd.

Block Party
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Block Party

A multicolored geometric rug plays off the stark brick walls in this modern dining room.

Industrial Chic
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Industrial Chic

A delicate crystal chandelier is a pleasing contrast to sturdy workshop-inspired seating.

Roughly Modern
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Roughly Modern

A large wooden table is a rough-hewn counterpoint to sleek molded-plastic chairs.

Go Green
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Go Green

Leafy plants make great centerpieces and are an ideal complement to botanical textiles.

Open Air
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Open Air

Keeping a dining room uncluttered and placing the table in the center accentuates its size.

Accent Piece
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Accent Piece

One hit of color, like an abstract painting over the fireplace, stands out in a neutral space.

A Well-Dressed Affair
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
A Well-Dressed Affair

Mixing patterns is an aesthetic success when the palette—like this mix of reds and blues—is cohesive.

Casual Dining
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Casual Dining

Design a room that’s cozy and comfortable with slipcovered chairs and a shabby chic table.

Curtain Call
45 Elegant Dining Room Ideas
Curtain Call

Gauzy curtains create a soft backdrop for a clean-lined table and chairs.

From country chic to modern minimalist and everything in between, we’ve rounded up 45 stylish ways to transform your dining room.  Browse through our dining room decor ideas and get inspired.

Alexandra Peterson

Alexandra is a writer and a volunteer actress for a local amateur theater based in Seattle, WA. Her mission is to complete as many different volunteer activities as possible. Alexandra's specializations include volunteering non-profits, the entertainment industry, eating yummy vegetarian stuff, and all things green including spinach.

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