| Visualizer: Dvice Inc
The ceiling is just as important as the floor – sometimes more so. If you want to create an intimate feel for your dinner parties, visually lower a ceiling by installing a dark feature, like a stained wood slat design. This tip can work in just about any room dimensions but use caution on low ceilings, you don’t want to leave your diners feeling claustrophobic.
2 | Visualizer: Bashar Swileh
A live edge dining table isn’t just for rustic cottages. Live edge tables are big news right now and there are sizes to suit all sorts of dining room floor plans.
| Visualizer: MONO Architects
Define your dining area on a flat woven rug. You don’t have to create an island of colour with your rug, even one in a similar tone to the existing floor will create a luxury island on which to welcome your guests.
| Visualizer: Render Vision
Accentuate the head and the foot of the table with a different colour chair – or a completely different chair design altogether.
| Visualizer: Bui Ni
Use oversized dining room pendant lights in multiples to make a bold, expensive looking statement… Even cheaper lighting options can look high-end when set in twos or threes.
| Visualizer: David Straka
Add a stylish sideboard and a sparkling mirror. These ones are set against an undulating feature wall for added effect.
| Visualizer: Ri Ko
Use colour in unexpected ways. Not only do these glass globe pendants bring a cluster of rouge to the table, but ombre window drapes dip a toe into the blue spectrum too. Behind the monochrome dining set, a random section of wainscot has been picked out in a blush tone.
| Visualizer: Lanre Alao
Alternatively, you don’t have to be so subtle with colour. Great swathes of turquoise and red crash up against each other in this wide open space, where masks decorate the bright volumes.
| Visualizer: Maxim Tsiabus
Use two different dining chair silhouettes to encircle your table. You can pick them out in similar shades for a subtle yet interesting effect.
| Visualizer: Vittorio Bonapace
A black dining room looks decadent with gold trimmings and accessories, like this shining gold finish chandelier.
| Visualizer: Mykhaylo Faydula & Uliana Yanishevska
A large or linear dining table light is another effective way to anchor your table in an free-flowing living space.
| Visualizer: Cubico 3D
A formal dining area gives you options. You might be happy perched at the breakfast bar for most meals, or sitting out on the patio. However, you will be thankful for that formal eating option when festivities roll around and when hungry guests stop by.
| Visualizer: UNA Arquitetos
Create a warming effect with wall to wall wood. This sunny dining room is clad in wood panels and furnished with matching wood grain dining room furniture. A concrete ceiling balances out the scheme with a cooler finish. A glass exterior and dividing wall gives the natural-toned room full views of the garden.
| Visualizer: Djamal Mustafaev
Suspend dining table lights close to the table – even from ultra high ceilings. This fabulous design is the Vibia Match Suspension.
| Architect: Drozdov Partners
Meld contemporary with traditional. These chic modern dining chairs have classic tufted upholstery. The room decor follows suit with the theme, with contemporary monochrome prints hung against a wall of boiserie.
| Visualizer: Harun Kaymaz
Another strong shape theme; this time with elliptical pendant lights complementing the outline of the Gubi Beetle chair.
| Visualizer: Alesya Kasianenko
Traditional crystal chandeliers add sparkle for sure, but a modern chandelier can be just as eye-catching.
| Visualizer: CG Walls
Choose a dining table chair combination that properly fits your space. A small suite in a large room will look lost – but go to large and diners will feel uncomfortably packed in. Allow room for people to easily leave the table.
| Visualizer: Color Room Interiors
You may not currently have a dedicated area for formal dining, but a small luxury dining room can be fashioned in all sorts of spaces. This table and modern dining chairs are situated right by the home library stacks.