9 Dining Room Design Ideas

Photos of inspiring dining room design ideas. By looking at the design photos posted by professionals you can determine the type, size and the style of remodeling projects they typically do. This makes design photos a great way to find professionals and get inspiring ideas.

Super energy efficient cottage renovation

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We converted this leaky and poorly insulated 60's home in Lake of Bays, Muskoka, to a quiet, comfortable year-round family haven through a combinati

Built in

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Dining Room Lighting

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Removed one fixture and added (5) new lights

Deep energy renovation with straw bale edition

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This project was a deep-energy full renovation and addition on a single family home in the beaches are of Toronto.

New Westminster Town House renovation

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We removed an interior wall, designed a new kitchen layout and added a island.



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Redesign Project

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Working on a open concept living/dinning space.

Formal Dining Room Panel Walls

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Sprayed floor-to-ceiling dining room panel walls in high-gloss waterborne alkyd emulsion.

Dining Room Design Ideas

The dining room is a space designed primarily for entertaining and formal dining, and many dining rooms nowadays serve more broadly for everyday living. Your dining room remodeling project should be designed to best serve your family’s needs, and of course, reflect your personal style. Read on for some helpful dining room design ideas, then check out the dining room photo gallery for design inspiration!

Common Dining Room Design Mistakes to Avoid

No matter the size or scope of your home improvement project, there are some basic design mistakes you’ll want to avoid. Here are a few common mistakes homeowners make when remodeling or redecorating their dining rooms, and how you can easily avoid following in their footsteps: Decorating in a bubble. Your dining room is a reflection not only of your personal taste, but also of your approach to hosting friends and family. Don’t decorate this space without taking the rest of your home’s interior décor into account! Stepping from the living room into a completely different style dining room is a jarring experience, and takes away from the welcoming nature of this space. Neglecting lighting. A properly lit dining room is one that is warm and welcoming, a perfect ambience for enjoying quality time with friends and family. Be sure to include a variety of lighting options into your dining room design ideas: a statement fixture over your dining room table is essential, but consider alternate options like floor lamps and wall sconces for ambient lighting. Not testing paint colors. Painting your dining room walls a new color is one of the most effective ways to make this space feel fresh and new. Of course, falling in love with a particular shade in the store or on a paint chip can be dangerous, if you don’t properly test it. Paint a sample swatch on the wall, so you can see how the color resonates in your own home. It’s also a good idea to set your dining room furniture and décor against the shade, to see how the entire color scheme looks together.

How to Choose the Right Dining Room Décor

Once the bigger elements of a remodeling project are complete (like repainting walls, finishing the floors, and adding or removing architectural details), you can get down to choosing décor. With so many interior design possibilities, it can be an overwhelming process for many folks. Start this part of your remodeling journey at the design photos gallery, where you’ll find plenty of decorating ideas in the project pictures posted by professional contractors. You can even save the dining design photos that you like most, to serve as a handy reference in the future. By keeping track of the style and design elements that appeal (like wall décor, textile use, color scheme, and furniture layout), you’ll be able to map out a décor plan that perfectly suits your dining room remodeling project.