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.

  • Floral dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Floral dining room

    Classic and contemporary merge together to create this relaxed dining space. The subtle gold featured in the bold floral wallpaper adds a hint of luxury whilst the elegance of simple wooden flooring is echoed by the table, stools and even breakfast bowls.

    Designers Guild
    Spine table

    Palocco chairs


    Alvar Aalto stools


  • Cool dining room | Dining rooms | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Cool dining room

    Tow-tone flooring and textiles in bold decorative designs work well in an all-white dining room scheme. Keep it feeling modern with a sculptural pendant light and designer-style chairs.

    The Conran Shop



  • Chic dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Chic dining room

    Luxurious fabrics for chairs and curtains give this dining room a real sense of grandeur, while glossy furniture and coloured glassware create a sophistiscated mood against a rich backdrop of chocolate and cranberry.

    Circular dining table
    Charles chairs

    The Dining Chair Company

    Beacon Hill
    Tulip pendant light

    Jim Lawrence
    Wall paint


  • Rustic dining room | Dining rooms | Design ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Rustic dining room

    Create a relaxed, soothing mood by mixing rough and smooth textures in warm ochre, vibrant yellow and dusky neutrals. Linen chair covers soften the edges of the furniture, while classic shaped pieces keep it feeling up-to-date.

    The Conran Shop



  • Decorative dining room shelving | Dining rooms | Design ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Decorative dining room shelving

    Create handy display storage as well as an interesting feature wall by building floor-to-ceiling box shelving and decorating the insides of some of the cubbyholes with a patterned wallpaper. Select three wallpapers of similar tones and display pretty items in the papered shelves to distract from the less pretty things in the plain boxes.


    Dining table and chairs


  • Glitzy dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Glitzy dining room

    Pile your party table high with everything that sparkles, from candles to plates and bowls. Then heap it with goodies so that guests can help themselves.



    The Conran Shop


  • Restful dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Restful dining room

    White patterns with a natural motif, set against duck egg, teal and sage, give a cool, calm feel. Cutwork designs for blinds and furniture keep the look bright.


    Designers Guild
    Pendant shades

  • Modern upholstered dining room | Dining room ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Modern dining room

    Team upholstered chairs with a dark wood table for a modern dining room setting that’s welcoming. Hang a contemporary light above the centre of the table for a focal point.

    Chairs, for similar try
    The Dining Chair Company

  • Funky dining room | Dining rooms | Design ideas | Images | Housetohome

    Funky dining room

    Fill your space with curiosities that you might have picked up on nomadic adventures: think minaret-inspired ceramics and exotic flora and fauna. Add mirrors and reflective finishes to bounce the sunshine around the room.

    Chest of drawers

  • Retro dining room | Dining rooms | Design ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Retro dining room

    Pictures line one of the walls in this large dining room, and make a great talking point for when friends come round. A chunky oak table is given a modern twist with brightly coloured dining chairs – which also serve to liven up the neutral scheme. A silkworm cocoon pendant light is an attractive focal point above the table.

    Dining table
    John O’Connell Furniture

    Pendant light

    Ango at Pangea Home

  • Indoor-outdoor dining room | Dining room designs | Image | Housetohome

    Indoor-outdoor dining room

    The dining room leads out onto a patio paved with granite flagstones, where there’s enough room for a garden table and chairs in summer. The patio doors pull back to make inside and out one big space, ideal for entertaining, plus it provides a fantastic suntrap for late afternoon drinks.

    Dining table
    John O’Connell Furniture

  • White classic dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    White classic dining room

    Mix and match iconic chairs around a slick designer table and keep it all white for a chic statement. Classic chairs from (clockwise from front) Knoll, Fritz Hansen and Habitat are teamed with a shiny linear table from One Deko. White paintwork and simple china from Brissi complete the pared-down, elegant look. Broad wooden floorboards and a blue cushion prevent the room looking too sterile.

    Calligaris at One Deko

    Chairs (Clockwise from front)
    Fritz Hansen

  • Contemporary Oriental-style dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Contemporary Oriental-style dining room

    Introducing contemporary floral and foliage designs can energise a space and is a great way to personalise your home. In this Oriental-inspired dining area, a Snapdragon glossy lacquered table with a contemporary shape is balanced by richly-coloured modern leaf prints on the BoConcept. Habitat lampshades have been customised with layered squares of the same fabric for a unique, co-ordinated look, while a cheetah-print carpet adds extra pattern.


    Snap Dragon 020 7376 8889

    BoConcept at Selfridges

    Chair fabric (front two)
    Brown chair fabric
    The Carpet Library 020 7736 3664


  • Laid-back coastal dining area | Dining rooms | Image | Housetohome

    Laid-back coastal dining area

    Shaded by a simple awning hanging overhead, this laid back dining area remains cool and calm with gorgeous views overlooking the sea. White painted furniture and chairs covered in plain fabric continue the relaxed vibe.

    Dining chair covers

    Villa Nova


    Cox & Cox


    Royal Doulton

  • Botanical dining room | Dining room design | Image | Housetohome

    Botanical dining room

    A bold botanical wallpaper creates a feature wall in this smart dining area. Dark furniture makes a striking contrast with the trailing leaf design, while the shape of the scrolling bentwood chairs complements it. Simple, sculptural light fittings with dimmer switches make statement pieces by day and are perfect for illuminating the dining table by night.

    Dining table


    Dining chairs

    The Conran Shop


    Brunschwig & Fils


    The Chelsea Gardener

  • Wood accents dining room | Dining rooms | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Wood accents dining room

    Rough-hewn timbers in contrasting hues from bark dark to just-cut cream bring warmth to this slick dining room scheme. The quirky wooden furniture gets all the attention when teamed with stylish yet subtle slate flooring and neutral backdrop. A modern woodland print is an eye-catching feature giving the pale walls a lift.

    Dining table legs
    Mar Mar Co

    Dining table top



    Farrow & Ball



  • Large family dining room | Decorating ideas | Image I Housetohome

    Large family dining room

    This modern dining room leads onto the garden creating a very peaceful space that’s filled with light. The large dining table is ideal for big families or for those who love to entertain. The black dining chairs are striking silhouettes against the neutral backdrop of pale walls and birch floor tiles.

    Dining table

    Dining chairs


  • Floral dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Floral dining room

    In this warm, bright dining room traditional is mixed with modern for an eclectic look. Antique-style Oka dining chairs, customised with a floral back motif from Marvic Textiles, are teamed with a contemporary red table, while a traditional Bella Figura chandelier is dressed up with richly-coloured glass decorations. Blinds in a mix of plain pistachio Osborne & Little fabric and a rose print from Colefax & Fowler mirror the chair back motifs and tie the scheme together.



    Bella Figura

    Green blind
    Osborne & Little

    Rose blind
    Colefax & Fowler

  • Elegant dining room | Dining room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Elegant dining room

    A decorative wrought-iron table with a travertine top, from The Heveningham Collection, creates an elegant space for dining. Matching chairs continue the monochromatic look, which is set off by the colourful walls, painted with emulsion from Farrow & Ball and Malabar. Dress the table with dramatic glassware, and use an unusual vase (like this one from I & JL Brown) as a centrepiece.

    Dining Table and Chair
    The Heveningham Collection

    I & JL Brown

    Marston & Langinger

    Farrow & Ball, and Malabar

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