The dining room really is the central hub of the home. From family dinners to coffee catch ups and entertaining friends, the dining room is a place to share food and make memories - so it’s important to make sure it’s a place you love to spend time in!
Whether we're preparing property styling packages or undertaking interior design consultations for homeowners, the dining room is one of our favourite areas to fit-out. Designing the perfect dining room all comes down to comfort and functionality, but it should also reflect your own personal style and the aesthetic of your home.
So to help you narrow down your options, we wanted to share 4 of our favourite dining room looks with you along with our top furniture and decor picks to recreate these looks in your very own household.
From coastal-inspired design to Scandinavian and modern bohemian, keep reading for our favourite dining room ideas and inspiration below!
Scandinavian Dining Room Inspiration
We’re huge fans of the simplistic, minimalist nature of Scandinavian design, and when it comes to dining room styling, it would have to be one of our favourite looks for a modern home.
To style a Scandinavian-inspired dining room, try to stick to a neutral colour palette of white, black and timber with accents of green, grey and soft blues. We love timber tables paired with black or white chairs, and a vase or two with some sprigs of greenery to freshen the look. Scandinavian-inspired artwork will help to complete the space and become a focal point of the room, so consider black and white prints and abstract art to tie the look together!
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Modern Bohemian Dining Room Inspiration
For lovers of eclectic and unique interior design, a modern bohemian-inspired dining room might be the perfect pick for you! This look is all about using contrasting textures, patterns and statement accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials - you could pair a timber table with linen or wire dining chairs to create a visually interesting look.
Oversized plants and textured mirrors and wall hangings are great decor choices for a bohemian dining room. We also love clusters of patterned vases and homewares to dress your dining table surfaces.
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Soft Pastel Dining Room Inspiration
Pastel accents of dusty pink, pale blue and lilac paired with timber and white tones is a look we are loving for light and airy dining room styling! This modern design can be achieved by keeping your dining furniture neutral with a timber or glass table, white chairs, and a statement artwork to bring the pastel shades into the room.
A floor rug is a great way to ground this look and provide contrast, so consider a neutral-toned rug or even a faux animal skin for something a little different!
Coastal Dining Room Inspiration
Coastal styling is one of our specialties, and it’s a look that works perfectly for dining room design too! This look is all about incorporating fresh whites with coastal tones like blue, teal and aqua. Timber tables with timber or white chairs pair perfectly with coloured vases and decor like coral or clam shells.
A coastal-inspired artwork is also a must, so consider a watercolour print or an oceanscape photo to add those seaside influences into your space. We also love basket lights, jute rugs and rattan details as accent pieces to tie this look together.
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For more dining room ideas, head over to our dedicated dining room inspiration board on Pinterest for some of our favourite looks! You can also shop our range of dining tables, dining chairs, artworks and homewares online or in-store at our Tweed Heads showroom - with ZipPay available so you can buy now and pay later.
Our friendly sales team and interior designers are available to answer any questions you might have regarding furniture and decor selections - we offer consultations for properties on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay. Get in touch for more details and a no-obligation quote - we’d love to hear from you!