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.

  • 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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  • 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.

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    Little Greene|
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    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.

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    The Conran Shop
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    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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  • Earthy dining room with monochrome floor

    Earthy dining room with monochrome floor

    A dark wood-panelled wall creates an intimate feel in this dining room, where a trio of mismatched glass pendants lend sculptural interest above the pared-back dining table. The black-and-white rug brings a sharp hit of pattern and crisp modern note to the space.

    Heerenhuis at Different Like a Zoo

  • Dining area with glazed roof

    Dining area with glazed roof

    Glazed spaces come into their own on a sunny day. Built as an extension, this orangery-style room acts as a halfway house between the inside and outside, and is especially great on a wintery day. Neutral decor keeps the scheme at one with nature.

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    Maisons du Monde
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    Mandarin Stone

  • Scandi dining area with patio doors

    Scandi dining area with patio doors

    The generous proportions of this room mean there’s plenty of space for a dining area. Great for sociable gatherings, the open-plan kitchen-diner also benefits from large French doors that open out into the garden – ideal for family life and hosting parties alike.

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    Thomas Kent Clocks
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  • Neutral dining room in a Scandi style

    Neutral Scandi dining room

    Nail Scandi style with soft-grey walls, neutral-coloured furniture and wooden floors. A lavish feel comes from the tablecloth fabric and the decorative dining chairs. Greenery adds a hit of colour, while candles provide the cosiness that’s so important to Nordic schemes.

    Kate Forman at Sugar & Spice

  • Modern dining room with green chairs

    Modern dining room with green chairs

    Create the ideal balance between modern and traditional. This dining room has some great period features, but the furniture has a contemporary look. A luscious emerald-green upholstery fabric lends a grand feel to the space.

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    Open-plan dining area with red seats

    Use an island or peninsula unit to separate the different areas of an open-plan kitchen-diner. Not only will it create a visual barrier, but it will also provide a handy counter for serving food. A mixture of chair colours adds interest to this monochrome scheme.

    Black chairs
    The Conran Shop
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  • Grey dining area with framed pictures

    Grey dining area with framed pictures

    Coordinate your furniture throughout a large open-plan living area so that the separate zones all work together. Here, the dining chairs and kitchen bar stools cleverly match each other as well as the grey and white tones of the scheme.

    Bar chairs and dining chairs
    John Lewis
    Racing car
    Cult Furniture

  • Side table in bright dining room

    Space-saving console in modern dining room

    Make the most of any space you can find to avoid having a cluttered dining room when entertaining. Commandeering a console table as an extra surface for the cheeseboard and drinks saves room on the dining table and offers an opportunity for a beautifully composed presentation that’s reminiscent of a still life.

    Allerdale console
    William Yeoward
    Marble cheeseboard
    Oliver Bonas

  • Green and grey living room in modern home

    Bright, airy dining room with green theme

    Pare back the decorations with plenty of pretty foliage, sparkling crystal and flickering candles for a light, fresh look after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Pale, natural and scrubbed grey wood tones are the perfect base for this. Green is Pantone’s spring colour of 2017, so accessorise with grassy, natural tones.

    Dining chairs
    India Jane

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    Festive blue living room with stylish cabinet

    This elegant dining room drinks cabinet is the epitome of style and harks back to a more refined age. Even if you’re not fine dining every evening, the cabinet makes a great practical choice, especially if you regularly entertain. It will suit both period and contemporary rooms and is perfect for storing table linen, tableware as well as glasses and cutlery. And of course, there’s plenty of room for storing your favourite bottles ready for that special occasion.

    House of Fraser
    Cole & Son

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    Retro glam dining room with sideboard

    Pattern and texture are the highlights of this striking dining room scheme. On-trend pineapple-themed wallpaper creates a stunning impact and is perfectly complemented with the ebony textured sideboard. Slim handles pick up the gold theme as do the eye-catching accessories.

    Clarke & Clarke
    West Elm
    Pineapple candle
    Marks & Spencer



  • Modern, quirky dining room details

    Quirky decoration in a bright, modern dining area

    Don’t be afraid of throwing in personal touches where you have space. This collection of quirky items have been put together over the years. There are many pieces from Rocket St George, naturally enough, but these are mixed with eBay and car-boot finds.

    Faux cacti
    Abigail Ahern
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    Rockett St George

  • Glamorous lighting sets off Georgian manor house

    Modern dining room with glamorous lighting

    Be playful and zone an open-plan living space with feature lighting. A row of gleaming pendants in different sizes, and set at varying heights, creates a cosy glowing atmosphere in a dining area like this. Furniture in similar tones, such as these tan leather-and-wood dining chairs, draws the space together and creates a cohesive look. You can further enhance the dining area in a period property like this, by painting the lower half of the wall and dado rail in a complementary colour – here, a fresh blue really makes the golden orangey tones of the lighting and seating pop.

    Pendant lights
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    Ligne Roset

  • Contemporary dining area at manor house in Hertfordshire

    Contemporary dining area at manor house in Hertfordshire

    Use wall art to personalise your living spaces, and zone particular areas. This laid-back dining area benefits from a selection of creative pieces, mounted on classic black and white, which are hung on a white-painted wall. The deep heritage blue tone, under the dado rail, balances the improvised gallery and allows the white of the table top – as well as the art – to pop.

    Vintage dining chairs

  • Kitchen-diner with deep blue accents and wooden furniture

    Kitchen-diner with deep blue accents and wooden furniture

    If you have a small kitchen prep space to work with, add extra storage wherever you can; a central island is perfect for this, as it makes the most of available floor space while increasing opportunities for hiding away kitchenware and cookware. Add accessories such as these brass drawer handles to draw the island and the coppery elements of the scheme together. Here the dark blue of the island matches the feature wall, adding a richness and depth to the whole room.

    Brass hanging lamp

  • Christmas dining room with pink chairs and wooden table

    Christmas dining room with pink chairs and wooden table

    Add flashes of colour to brighten up your rooms, like with these bright dining chairs. For Christmas, golds and live foliage look classy and add warmth and cosiness to any room.

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    King & McGaw

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