Modern dining room designs
dining room is the second social hub of the home. For those who
follow an open floor plan, it is actually a primary one sharing its
glamour with the living room. In either case, a hearty modern dining
room decor is essential for every home that cares for its style.
dining room layouts
are the days of the sprawling dining parlours with dining tables a
few metres’ long and two dozen chairs accompanying the large table.
Modern dining room tends to be intimate, comfortable and just
spacious enough for a family to enjoy the meals together and
occasionally relish the company of the guests. The shrinking size of
the modern homes is primarily responsible for this change.
formal dining rooms still exist in many modern dwellings, they do not
tend to be as ostentatiously decorated as before. Modern dining room
designs or rather the layout of the same is planned keeping in mind
the nature and dimension of the space. Expect the layout to be
slightly different for open plan dining rooms from a dining space
that is enclosed within a kitchen. Breakfast rooms tend to be even
cosier and less ornamented than any of these.
formal salle à manger generally accommodates 8 to 12 people. For a
comfortable dining experience, allow 30 to 36 inches between two
consecutive chairs. To ensure an ease of serving, the table should be
at least four feet from the wall on every side. What would you do if
you do not have space enough to plan such a modern dining room design
as this? You opt for the second best option.
of modern dining chairs, place an ottoman bench next to one of the
vacant walls. Position the dining table in front of it followed by a
few chairs according to the necessity of your household. In case of
real space crunch, you may use foldaway chairs. The same layout will
work fine for one of the corners as well. Breakfast nooks and open
plan kitchen may take advantage of this layout as well.
eat-in-kitchens, you may replace the island with a dining table and
place chairs around it. Alternatively, think of installing a kitchen
island with dining arrangements. The mobile cart like island has
similar facilities as well. These are super useful for small homes
and also outdoor kitchens. Check out our modern dining room images
and select the one which seems to be most suited for your home. We
have a large number of modern dining room ideas of every type,
including some very innovative ones.
tables for modern dining rooms
extensive variety of modern dining tables available nowadays provides
you with a greater number of choices than ever before. Do you think
it has increased the confusions among the potential buyers? It may
have done so to a certain extent. But the availability of choices is
never a bad thing especially of you know what you need for the
interior of your dwelling.
dining room inspiration we share regularly through our magazine
section will help you learn about the advantages and disadvantages of
various articles of furniture and décor. Modern dining room designs
are dictated by the choice of dining table. Remember that room size
and your lifestyle will dictate the shape and size of the table.
Rectangular tables are the common ones, because it can be
accommodated in any dining room. You can also arrange maximum number
of seats around a rectangular table.
or oval tables allow a better flow of conversation, because the
diners can see each other’s face. But in a domestic setting, it
works only when a small group of people sit around it and enjoy a
delectable meal with a delicious round of discussion in matters not
very serious. So, if you generally entertain a small group of around
half a dozen guests, circular shapes will work perfectly for you.
tables allow seating arrangements on every side, but are only fit for
a reasonably spacious squarish room. However, limit the number of
people to 8. To accommodate guests greater than this number will need
a square table of an unusually big size. Irregularly sized tables can
be used to induce a sense of cheer. They are also useful for outdoor
entertainment zones, terrace dining and so on.
for materials, wood is a perennial favourite. Its durability and
charm are enough to give any dining space a most opulent makeover.
From pale ash to intense mahogany, you have a variety of wood at your
disposal too. Due to their cost effectiveness, MDF (Medium Density
Fibreboard), particle board and laminated tables are becoming
increasingly popular. Wrought iron, cast aluminium and colourful
moulded plastic tables are some of the other choices for you to
types of furniture
planned modern dining room designs need a little more than a
contemporary dining table, however stylish. You must have fashionable
chairs to accompany your elegant dining table. You may go for
upholstered chairs or intricately designed wood chairs for a more
formal space. Chairs with cosy cushions would work fine too.
with storage space, ottomans, stools and multipurpose stackable
chairs work best for small homes. You may fall back to some of the
most notable pieces of mid-century modern furniture designed by the
likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Eero Saarinen and Arne
Jacobsen. Or, you may choose to have more contemporary chairs to
place around your trendy dining table.
materials suitable for tables are naturally suited for the chairs and
benches as well. Consult our modern dining room pictures to find out
the most attractive options that are also fitting for your home. When
planning an outdoor dining area, opt for chic wrought iron or wicker
furniture. Another important piece of furniture needed for your
modern dining parlour is a dining room dresser or modern cupboard.
on the size of the space you may choose either or any of one these
articles and resolve some of your persistent storage concerns. Built
in cupboards or shelves will not only increase the storage space, but
also help you display your precious collection of crockery in the
best possible ways. If you are inclined to give buffets, then you
will need a sideboard or side table here. You may also choose to
place a slim console table to give the space a more decorative feel.
fixtures for modern dining rooms
illumination is necessary for any dining room. While you must try to
increase the inflow of natural light, in itself would be insufficient
to keep the space bright and cheerful all day long. The layered
approach is best for modern homes. The same applies for contemporary
dining spaces as well.
minimalism has been chosen as the way forward, lighting fixtures have
begun to assume an even more important role. Instead of being a mere
functional accessory, they often double up as decorative features. In
that respect, little has changed since the days of classical crystal
chandeliers which were installed more for their gorgeous looks than
for any other reason.
you will have to choose fixtures that are more suited to your
contemporary setting. Gracefully designed pendant lighting, modern
chandelier or linear pendants maintain the focus firmly on top of the
dining table. Wall scones are good for brightening up the corners.
Spotlights can be installed on top of the large image or mirror that
occupies your feature wall.
lighting induces a dreamy feel in the interior atmosphere. Choose
your fixtures carefully to give your dining room an elegant feel, but
be careful not to overdo it and spoil its stylish features. Cabinets
or shelves can be stylised with hidden LED lighting which introduces
a fun element and also makes locating things easy for you.
dining room designs and decorative features
it comes to choosing a proper colour scheme, you enjoy a greater
liberty. Exercise your creativity to select a scheme that is slightly
different from the run of the mill ones you get to see everywhere. If
you are opting for all white spaces, carefully vary the textures and
avoid creating a dull looking interior.
not look around your kitchen shelves and spot those herbs and spices
that can give you cues for a fresh colour palette? Or, look out from
the window and consult nature for fresh decorating ideas. Don’t
forget your dining room needs a few decorative elements as well.
and candles are the most potent ones for this space. You may keep a
few potted herbs or flowering plants in this space as well. A handful
of sculptures scattered strategically in different parts of the room
will improve its charm.