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Modern Dining Room Ideas for Gatherings and Events

modern dining roomAlmost 30 percent of homeowners prefer a contemporary dining room style, according to this survey.

When it comes to creating a modern dining room, there are a lot of options out there. Whether you’re wanting to completely overhaul your space or simply update a few things, there’s something you can do to have your dream dining room.

Luckily, we’re here with a few ideas. Read on to learn about the best.

Add Some Art

Adding a vibrant piece of dining room wall art can make your space feel finished, purposeful, and on point. Modern furniture is made up of sharp lines and sleek angles, which can feel cold at times. However, highlighting those features with the art around the room can add a pop of color and warmth unlike anything else can.

You can add a few small pieces and create a gallery wall, or you can choose one oversized piece to make a statement above your table. Whichever you choose, it’s going to make a big difference.

Graphics Are Gold

While “modern” design can mean different things depending on who you talk to, we think it gives you the freedom to experiment.

So, going for bolder patterns on your area rugs or with window treatments is encouraged when you’re designing your space. You should, however, be careful. Bold colors can mean clashing, so it’s important to find the perfect balance between bold and overwhelming.

Keep Things Simple

That doesn’t mean you have to experiment, though. There are plenty of ways to keep your space minimal and clean without it feeling stark or empty. Using neutral colors and warm tones is a great way to do this.

Wood is a great choice in these scenarios, but so is a darker metal or a glass table. If you take this route, though, then you should also opt for a color that’s going to bring dimension into your space. It should also complement your tables, chairs, and any art you have hanging on the walls.

Pick Out Statement Pieces

You don’t have to limit yourself to either bold choices or minimal design. You can blend the two by bringing in different textures, colors, and other statement-making options.

A round table with square metal chairs is a great way to do this. You can keep the table minimal by picking a neutral color, and then bring in rich color and texture with plush dining chairs. Top it off with an eye-catching chandelier and large canvas to tie it all together.

Be Formal Yet Contemporary

It’s possible to have a proper dining room without it feeling like your grandmother’s house. Going for a large dining table and building your dining room around it is going to be the goal here. You can get creative with a statement rug, bold wallpaper, and even bolder window treatments, or you can keep it simple and elegant with toned-down pieces.

If you have a proper dining space, it really is the perfect place to display all your favorite pieces and have fun.

Be Bold With Wallpaper

Your dining room is also a great place to experiment with bold wallpaper. Going for a textured look is the perfect way to create an interesting and unique space without a lot of fuss. Opting for a wallpaper that isn’t permanent can take away the commitment that comes with wallpaper as well.

Balance it all out with a simple color palette and you’ll be able to get away with a lot more unique choices than you otherwise would’ve.

Update Your Lighting

Modern lighting can cost a pretty penny, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, getting creative with pendant lights and unique bulbs can be a cheap way to add visual interest and ambiance to your space without spending a fortune.

Layer your DIY chandelier by hanging those lights from varying heights and you’ll find yourself with a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Dress Up Windows

The right window treatments can add a lot of luxury without a lot of effort. If your windows are bare, adding curtains or shades is going to help bring complete your room.

Don’t be afraid to choose deep colors or rich patterns here, either. Modern design can be about luxury, and your windows are a great place to add to that drama. If you ever feel like toning things down, you can easily switch things out.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern is a style that’s simply not going away anytime soon. It’s the perfect way to blend modern and vintage styles in your space, and it’s something that’s also easy to shop for. Pairing this style of furniture with deeper colors like navy blue or hunter green can add a lot of depth as well.

However, decorating with bright colors can make your space feel happy and inviting.

Mix darker furniture with lighter accents to truly add drama back in. The dark pieces will anchor the space while those brighter pops of color will draw the eyes up and around the room. 

Make Your Modern Dining Room Today

Simple changes can have a bigger impact than you might think. Creating a modern dining room doesn’t have to be complicated or daunting. Hanging some art on the walls or giving that old chandelier an update can make an entire world of difference with little to no work on your end.

Luckily, though, we can help you out. Contact us today to book an appointment and have a look around our showroom.