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Modern Dining Room Design
If filling rooms with the latest trends in home decor is your idea of fun, then decorating a dining room is like a trip to the amusement park. That's because dining rooms have space for everything you love. Tables and chairs are just the start of the fun—credenzas, rugs, lighting, even wallpaper and art—all have a role to play in creating a picture perfect dining room that's equally suited for a casual dinner or a magazine spread. We've gathered a few of our favorite contemporary dining spaces for a quick look some of the many ways designers everywhere are doing dining rooms right.Continue to 2 of 19 below.
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Rugs in a Dining Room
Though we usually think of them for living rooms and bedrooms, the right rug can do wonders for your dining room as well. Offering a staggering array of options, from venerable and colorful antiques to efforts in modern minimalism, there's a rug for every taste, every palette and every room. Here a simple yet beautiful Beni Ourain rug is giving this room everything it needs.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Wallpapered Accent Wall in a Dining Room
If you love wallpaper but don't want the whole look, a feature wall can set your room apart with a much smaller investment of time and effort. In this room, an intricately patterned wallpaper turns a single wall into an incredible backdrop for other show-stopping elements such as the bubble chandelier.Continue to 4 of 19 below.
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Wood Ceiling in a Dining Room
The best rooms don't necessarily need a theme, but sometimes it can be interesting to have a central element run through the entire space. This dining room covers itself in wood from the ceiling to the table and chairs, and even the large bear-like statue in the background. The warm wood tones evoke a sense of nature even as the sculpted form of every wood piece gives the space a vaguely futuristic appeal.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Pendant Lights in a Dining Room
Lighting is important in every room, but in dining rooms, lighting takes on a whole other level of importance. The two giant pendants that hang over the table in this dining room set the stage and steal the show all at the same time. As a final touch, several of the dining chairs are sporting the same wire-mesh construction style as the pendants.Continue to 6 of 19 below.
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Dining Room With Tin Ceilings
The design of this dining room is very nice, but it becomes something else entirely once you notice the tin roof shining above the room. Ornately designed tin ceilings were once very in fashion and good things can still happen when classic flourishes are used in a contemporary way.Continue to 7 of 19 below.
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Small Dining Room Design
Dining rooms don't have to be huge to have their own look and personality that makes them distinctive. This small dining space makes good use of every inch with modern lighting, lush greenery and a cowskin rug.Continue to 8 of 19 below.
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Gallery Wall in a Dining Room
Like most rooms, dining rooms tend to have a good amount of wall space just begging to be filled. For this, among many other reasons, art remains a natural choice for finishing a room. This space makes perfect use of it's walls with a gallery wall of just four large pieces. Like all good art (used for design) the pieces fit into the color story of the room, matching the color of the chairs perfectly.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Text Art in a Dining Room
Not all art has to be pretty pictures. And while text art is often reserved for rec rooms and home offices, there's no reason it can't be a hit in your dining room as well. Just a few words from pop art icon Andy Warhol is all it takes to set this stylish black and white dining room off.Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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Functional Dining Room
If your dining area has to share space with other rooms in your home, make the most of it by providing an interesting backdrop. This room makes use of the large walls to display a huge collection of artwork. At the same time, shelving along the bottom of the wall is not only useful storage for books; it combines with the gallery wall to add character to the dining room.Continue to 12 of 19 below.
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Stone Accents in a Dining Room
Metals aren't the only natural elements that look good in a dining room. Stone accents are often a beautiful addition to a dining space, as this room ably shows. The marble tabletop and mantel decor are a beautiful complement to the stone floors in this room. Together with the organic asymmetry of the chandelier, these elements give a natural, rustic feel to the space in counterpoint to the modern furnishings.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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Open Plan Dining Room
Creating a distinct dining room can be a challenge in an open-plan space. One way to overcome this difficulty is to build a space yourself. This home uses sliding walls on a mounted track to create a room, adding both structure and flexibility to the space.Continue to 15 of 19 below.
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Pattern in a Dining Room
Pattern is one of the best ways to bring a bit of personality to a space, and they work as well in dining rooms as in any other room of your home. Again, your dining chairs are a great place to start as they offer many opportunities to be creative. Here, just a little pattern sets the chairs at the head and foot of the table apart while giving character to the entire scene. Look a little closer and you'll see the the pattern of the chairs is a close match to the patterns seen in the art on the credenza.Continue to 16 of 19 below.
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Banquette Seating in a Dining Room
If your dining table sidles up to a wall, make the most of it with built in seating. This dining room features a beautiful banquette seating arrangement that adds room for many more guests while remaining intimate and cozy.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Better Off Blue
And once you've got your banquette seating set up, there's no better next step than to pop in a few colors—or maybe a big pop of just one. This inviting table setting is shot through with shades of blue to create an engaging visual landscape.Continue to 18 of 19 below.
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Modern, Sculptural Dining Room
This dining room is full of cool geometric twists and turns, all of which help to make the space more interesting and fun. From the bentwood frames of the chairs and the sculpted, artistic look of the table base to the changing angles of the empty picture frames on the wall, this room is all about the angles.Continue to 19 of 19 below.
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Colorful Dining Room Table
The table is often an underutilized space in dining rooms with regard to color. But if there's a color you want to see make a big statement in your space what better place to put it than on the table? In this decidedly moody dining space the bright, green table is welcome burst of color.