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.

  • Modern dining room with yellow chairs

    Modern dining room with yellow chairs

    Get an ultra mondern dining room with a chic grey backdrop and super bright furniture. Grey schemes can sometimes lack character if your tastes are more lively but you can rectify this by introducing pops of neon into your scheme. A set of acid yellow Pantone chairs pack a punch in this family dining room and are complemented by a contemporary orange floor lamp and vibrant accessories displayed on floating shelves. The results are brave and kooky which can reflect a fun personality.

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    Retro Finish

    Table
    Dwell

  • Contemporary dining area with inky blue wallpaper and display cabinet

    Contemporary dining area with inky blue wallpaper and display cabinet

    Use watercolour washes on the walls to evoke an artistic impression in the dining room. Follow this look through with curtains that mimic the painterly effect. Explore tonal harmony by using the whole of a palette – from soft, pastel blue to the deepest azure. A glass cabinet is the perfect place to display all of your finest dinnerware, quirky curios and stylish objet d’art.

    Wallpaper
    Gris at Casadeco

    Curtains
    Danube at Romo

    Display cabinet
    Christophe Pillet for Lema

  • Pure white dining room with supersized lettering

    Pure white dining room with supersized lettering

    Take a modern approach to decorating your dining room by adding some quirky touches to an otherwise simple setting. This giant illuminated letter D does the job perfectly, but can be easily moved if you want to go for a more stylishly classic look, which this room absolutely oozes. We love the pendant lighting above the table, too – a great mix of modern and traditional.

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    The Conran Shop

    Similar light fitting
    High Quality Lighting

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    Vita Interiors

  • Modern dining room with wood table and chairs

    Modern dining room with wood table and chairs

    Take the natural approach to modern styling by combining contemporary pieces with laid-back country style. This angular black base gives a chunky wood table a contemporary twist. A woven fruit bowl-come-vase takes pride of place in the centre of the table. Woven products have a timeless appeal and are great for creating a relaxed, lived-in feel.

    Dining table
    Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris

    Chairs
    J by Jasper Conran for Debenhams

    Stools and table top
    Ikea

  • Blue dining room with watercolour wallpaper and pendant light

    Blue dining room with watercolour wallpaper and pendant light

    Use watercolour washes and dry brush strokes on this season’s textiles and prints to add a creative edge. Create a subtle, impressionist mood with colourwashed patterns flowing across every surface. Here inky blue hues work well when paired with whitewashed floorboards and a decorative pendant light.

    Wallpaper
    Gris at Casadeco

    Curtains
    Danube at Romo

    Pendant
    Ikea

  • Jungle-themed dining room with tropical wallpaper and storage unit

    Jungle-themed dining room with tropical wallpaper and storage unit

    Go wild in the jungle with dramatic wallpaper and lush fabric. Look to the colour wheel to fashion a vibrant living room that is bursting with bold colour, flamboyance and frivolity. A handy, tall shelving unit is the perfect place to store tableware. Mix and match crockery for maximum effect.

    Curtain fabric
    Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little

    Wallpaper
    Cole & Son

  • Modern home dining room with tropical scheme

    Modern home office with tropical scheme

    Create a riot of colour and pattern in your dining room with tropical flavour. This dining room is bursting with modern inspiration thanks to a funky mix of colour, pattern and quirky motifs. Palm-leaf patterned curtains frame a busy green wallpaper and together form a backdrop for a strong black dining table and 1960s-style dining chair. A large faux banana tree keeps the look steamy while banana tiebacks – yes, those are banana tiebacks – finish this outrageously fun scheme.

    Banana tiebacks
    DZD

    Curtain fabric
    Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little

    Wallpaper
    Cole & Son

  • Colour-rich dining room curtains with banana tieback

    Colour-rich dining room curtains with banana tieback

    Rock the Rio trend and choose a fabric in a lush blue and green design to make a statement in a dining room. Yellow is the perfect accent shade and – yes – that is a tieback made from a length of banana raffia string. Choose a wallpaper in similar shades and create a truly individual setting for entertaining guests.

    Curtain fabric
    Osborne & Little

    Tieback
    DZD

  • Jungle dining room with fabulous prints and banana yellows

    Jungle dining room with fabulous prints and banana yellows

    Make your dining room the talk of the town with an Amazonian explosion of dramatic wallpaper and lush fabric. Mix and match for maximum effect – here a wallpaper featuring layers of chequerboard terraces is teamed with a pixellated lily pond fabric used to upholster a bench backrest. A curtain in the same colour mix but a different design is held clear of the window with a tieback of faux bananas. A vivid green rug – made prominent by its lack of pattern – is used to anchor the table and chairs at the centre of this amazing space.

    Wallpaper
    Cole & Son

    Chairs
    Chaplins

    Rug
    Designers Guild

  • Modern dining room with grey pendants and framed print

    Modern dining room with grey pendants and framed print

    Taking the solid-wood dining table to a new level, this country classic ditches shabby chic in favour of smooth lines and a modern palette. A pretty array of big, blowsy and beautiful faux flowers neatly tucked away under a cloche makes for a stunning centrepiece on the table. Large-scale pendant lights are a design statement in themselves. The utilitarian grey of these pendants gives them a distinctly industrial look.

    Dining table
    Heal’s

    Chairs
    Anthropologie

    Pendants
    Turner and Cox

  • Family-friendly dining room with children's art gallery

    Family-friendly dining room with children's art gallery

    Create a dedicated, contained space for children’s artwork that is easy to update. The white wall of this cheerful dining room is brought to life with bright yellow, glass-free frames that display a fine collection of colourful masterpieces. Switch out cosy accessories and add in tableware and details with warm pops of coral and acid yellow to give the diner a happy and relaxed vibe that is practical for family living.

    Table, chairs and bench
    Heal’s

    Frames
    Ikea

  • Dining room fireplace with gold feature mirror

    Dining room fireplace with gold feature mirror

    Turn a chimney breast into a feature by painting it a soft, soothing grey. For a modern update on a mantel mirror, go for a statement contemporary design. This one’s starburst shape and yellow gold appearance makes it a stunning centrepiece. Continue with grey and gold accents throughout the room for a balanced, toning scheme.

    Mirror
    BHS

    Wall paint
    New York at Crown Paint

  • Modern dining room with blue grey walls

    Modern dining room with blue grey walls

    Create a striking dining space with a mix of modern shapes and strong colour. A New York grey and chalky white colour scheme make an ideal backdrop for a modern industrial scheme. Use the boldest shade just up to the picture rail to stop the space from becoming closed in. Stripped wood and metal furniture are perfect industrial additions, while a gold wired mirror is stunning statement piece which adds a pop of extra glamour.

    Table
    Out & Out Original

    Mirror
    BHS

  • White modern dining room with stone floor and wooden table

    White modern dining room with stone floor and wooden table

    The dining table is perfectly positioned to make the most of the stunning outdoor views. Glazed doors opening out to the rear garden flood the space with light. The oak table and steel padded chairs in this space add a contemporary note, while stone flooring is practical for high-traffic areas.


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    Atlantic Shopping

  • White dining room with colourful accessories and bookcase

    White dining room with colourful accessories and bookcase

    Consolidate your storage by organising your books and magazines by colour. This not only means that it’s remarkably easy to put your hands on the exact thing you want, it also makes an attractive and colourful display. Here, white walls are the perfect backdrop to a whole host of colourful and kitsch accessories, which in turn bring the scheme to life.

    Chairs

    Heal’s

  • Smart dining area with bench seating and skylight

    Smart dining area with bench seating and skylight

    In a compact dining space make a statement with a carefully chosen table, seating and artwork, place them against a neutral backdrop and you won’t need to do anything else to create an impressive room. This table has been positioned directly under a skylight, which brings life to everyday dining and makes entertaining feel special.

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    Raft

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    Wayfair

  • Modern dining room with white walls and darkwood floor

    Modern dining room with white walls and darkwood floor

    A round table is great for socialising and makes this open-plan dining room perfect for entertaining. Natural tones of brown and taupe set against a white background make the space bright and airy, yet warm and homely. A blend of classic accessories, such as the vingage suitcases, set against more modern pieces of furniture adds a quirky and individual edge.


    Similar dining suite

    Dwell

    Similar chandelier
    Laura Ashley

  • Home office with floral wallpaper

    Home office with floral wallpaper

    Create a cosy working environment with berry tones and large floral pattern. This home office is given impact with bold pops of orangey-pink on an aubergine backdrop. To get the look pick a wallpaper in dark colourway to create the mellow mood then paint the other walls to match the background colour. Choose plain and simple office furniture to keep the look balanced and smart. 

    Wallpaper

  • Blue modern dining room with Christmas decorations

    Blue modern dining room with Christmas decorations

    The festive table is styled with a rance of metallic decorations. The silver and white hues stand out against the blue walls. Create a magical winter scene with flameless tealight holders. This straightforward make is perfect for styling your mantelpiece or table – just be sure to only use flameless LED tealights to avoid a fire hazard. Light fittings featuring exposed bulbs are chic, on-trend and make a wonderfully interesting alternative to a traditional pendant.

    Christmas decorations
    Sainsbury’s

  • Modern dining room with hot pink chairs

    Modern dining room with hot pink chairs

    Modern design and vibrant colour make this dining room funky and fun. The chunky walnut dining table is offset beautifully with a set of fuchsia pink upholstered dining chairs that give the room wow factor. Pale walls and carpet keep the room light and airy while, at the large patio doors, a jazzy set of curtains ties the happy and homely scheme together. 

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