Modern dining room pictures

Modern dining rooms can achieve both style and substance. Browse our pick of the best modern dining room designs and find a look that suits both your style and your use of the room. If you can’t find a modern style that suits your scheme, take a look at our country dining rooms and traditional dining rooms. And if you’re undecided, you can find your dream look with our pick of dining rooms for every style.

Coral-blush-pink-dining-room-with-textured-statement-sideboard

Coral blush pink dining room with textured statement sideboard

Blush pink comes alive in summer sunlight, its earthy tone blending beautifully with other natural colours – from soft creams, whites and wood tones to vibrant leaf greens.

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Buy now: Chevron off-white wide sideboard, £850, Debenhams
Buy now: Similar Navanita large size macrame woven 
wallcovering, £65, La Redoute

Scandi dining room with pale green and white walls

Modern Scandi dining room with pale green and white walls

Mixing modern, design-led pieces like the contemporary table and pendant with classic farmhouse chairs creates a chic space with plenty of soul. Pale green and white walls keeps the mood cool and calm. The key to a calm look is restricting colour. We stuck to white and aqua, with a couple of yellow touches sneaking in! Natural wood furniture is essential for adding warmth to this fresh colour scheme.

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Buy now: Masque 105; Feature wall in Glass IV, both pure matt emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library
Buy now: Dublin six-seater table, £395; Talia chairs, £95 each, Habitat

Eclectic blue dining room with teak table and mismatched chairs

Eclectic blue dining room with teak table and mismatched chairs

This scheme has a distinctive 196os look about it. This dining room features an eclectic combination of vintage pieces mixed in with some that are more modern or industrial. A unique and characterful feature wall has been created with a selection of art, prints and photos – it looks particularly effective against a deep blue backdrop. The teak dining table has been paired with mismatched chairs to complete the eclectic vibe.

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Buy now: Similar dining table, Preloved

Neutral dining room with blue and yellow dining chairs

Neutral dining room with blue and yellow dining chairs

Paint a dining room all white for the perfect complement to Scandi design; no frills, no fuss, no flounces. This lets you add character with accessories and furniture, like the huge glazed dresser here, which stops the room looking too functional.

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Buy now: similar dresser, £1,165, La Maison Chic
Buy now: Corazana yellow triangle throw, £24, B&Q

Neutral dining room with eye-catching floral dining chairs

Neutral dining room with eye-catching floral dining chairs

Introducing bold florals to your decorating scheme may feel a little daunting, but the key to showing them off to their best advantage is restraint. Here, a large floral print on the dining chairs makes a striking statement against a backdrop of carefully coordinated plains.

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Buy now: Washington dining chairs, £645 each, Robert Langford
Buy now: chairs upholstered in Meadow cotton mix, £72 per m, Osborne & Little

Spacious neutral dining area with pink artwork

Spacious neutral dining area with pink artwork

White, wood and grey create a sophisticated palette in this dining room. Decorative touches, such as the pink artwork and orange breakfast bar stools, provide warm bursts of colour. There’s a hint of orange in the painting so this creative pairing works really well.

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Buy now: Opera dining table, from £4,250, Bauline
Buy now: similar dining chairs, The Sofa & Chair Company

Extended open-plan living area with skylights and bifold doors

Extended open-plan living area with skylights

An extension has opened up the ground floor layout in this property. It now ticks all the boxes for modern-day living, with its dining area, lounge and kitchen all in one room. Bifold doors provide easy access to the garden, too, and the views make the space seem even bigger.

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Buy now: table, £1,428, Matthew Hilton
Buy now: industrial leather dining chairs, £130 each, Rockett St George

Dining room extension with glass roof

Dining room extension with glass roof and garden view

If you’re planning a kitchen-diner extension, consider a glazed roof. During the day, it will make you feel like you’re sitting out in the garden – and at night, you’ll be able to dine under the stars. An exposed brick wall creates a stylish feature that doesn’t try to hide the original exterior.

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Buy now: Chair 9 chairs, £222 each, Gubi at Nunido

Light-filled modern dining room with glazed wall

Light-filled modern dining room with glazed wall

Natural light floods the open-plan living space, thanks to the glazed wall at the rear. For artificial light, there are multiple pendants. The lamps have been carefully mapped out to provide an even distribution of light, without sacrificing their random arrangement.

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Buy now: Series 14 One Ball adjustable pendants, from £315 each, Bocci at Holloways of Ludlow
Buy now: Julian Chichester Chagal armchair, £1,542, Marlborough Interiors

Basement dining area with direct access to the garden

Basement dining area with direct access to the garden

This basement area is a winner all round. A stunning glass staircase that is a great feature in its own right leads to the kitchen above, while the dining area also offers direct access to the garden. The room is large, so a bird-print wallpaper creates a natural separation of the living space. All in all the scheme perfectly takes advantage of the space below the main house.

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Architecture: Alex Tart Architects
Buy now: Pattern Jay wallpaper, £31 per m, Scandinavian Surface at Photowall

Compact dining area in corner of living room

Compact dining area in corner of living room

No room for a dining area in your kitchen? Then make use of a small corner in the space just outside. Folding doors are a clever touch, as they allow the kitchen to be closed off, but also create a free-flowing feel when open. If you don’t want to knock through or can’t afford structural changes, this is a great option.

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Buy now: Dusted Fondant paint, Dulux

Scandi dining room with a modern mix of furniture

Scandi dining room with a modern mix of furniture

Create a relaxed dining space with Scandinavian-inspired styling. Neutral walls, hits of grey and natural elements all play their role in achieving the look. The dining furniture here is mismatched in an intentionally well-planned way, with smart black chairs on one side of the wooden table and wire chairs on the other.

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Buy now: similar sheepskin rug, Amara
Buy now: similar wire chairs, Cult Furniture

Dining room with hexagon-shaped gold pendants

Dining room with hexagon-shaped gold pendants

Boost a simple scheme with sculptural lighting. The hexagon-shaped pendants here are unmissable and their gold colour shines out against the neutral colours. They’re also a good match for the large window, which has a similar shape at the top.

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Buy now: Etch brass pendant lights, £340 each, Tom Dixon
Buy now: Baron dining table, £1,790, Amode

Bright blue dining room with mix of modern and traditional

Bright blue dining room with mix of modern and traditional

Be bold with a bright blue wall colour in your dining room. This colour lends itself well to both modern and traditional furnishings. And that’s just what you see here – a traditional mirror and side table, alongside industrial-style pendants and slimline dining furniture in pale-painted woods. Splashes of orange provide the perfect complementary colour.

Similar wall paint
Little Greene|
Similar mirror
Ayers & Graces

 

Modern grey dining room with circular dining table

Modern grey dining room with circular dining table

There’s no reason why you can’t have a dining table in a compact space. A circular design makes the most of the floor area in this narrow dining-living room, offering easy access for all four diners. Circular dining tables also create a sociable feel and avoid the dominating look of too many straight lines.

Similar chairs
The Conran Shop
Similar clock
La Maison Chic

Dining-area-with-numerous-French-Windows

Dining area with numerous French windows

French windows let the light flood into this dining room and the furniture has been positioned accordingly. A mix of pieces creates a truly individual look in this bright room. The gently curved dining table has an expectedly slim profile, which gives the traditional design a modern appearance. The dining chairs are in a similar colour of wood, but their metallic frames add an industrial edge.

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