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Dining room inspiration

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Dining rooms are such an important space in our homes. They are effectively, the room that has the capacity to bring the entire family together. Meal time should be cherished; not only because there is food on the table, but also because it is the one time that you sit, relax and enjoy the company of friends and family without external distractions like the TV and games, an issue that the living room sometimes presents. But the question is, what constitutes a good dining room?

Of course, planning and organisation are pivotal. Factors such as: Where to place the table, number of seats, table length and colour scheme are all important, and play a huge role in affecting the emotions we experience when we eat. So, today, with the help of our homify India experts, we are going to take a look at some wonderful examples of dining room inspiration!

Golden highlights 1

Dining Room:  Dining room by ZERO9

Dining Room


Gold is a colour synonymous with class and opulence; and if an elegant dining room is what you had in mind, you cannot look past adding this metallic tone to your colour palette. In this space, created by ZERO9, where chocolate brown and white reign supreme, the gold acts as a delicate accent to a fairly earthy coloured dining room. On top of this, the recessed ceiling provides another stellar element to the space. Glowing electric blue, the light casts yet another complementary colour to the space, yet this time, adding a fun and exciting touch to a serene and calm area. Here, you can entertain well into the night, as well as even provide a platform for drinks and cocktails!

Golden highlights 2

24K Gold Plated 2 Pc Wine Glasses Gift Set:  Dining room by M4design

24K Gold Plated 2 Pc Wine Glasses Gift Set


As mentioned in the previous photo, gold is a great colour for dining rooms. Not only does it go well with wooden tones, which is what most tables are generally fashioned from, but it also looks expensive and elegant. These wonderful gold wine glasses from M4design, which resemble a challis, are fit for any queen, king and guests! Created from 24 carat gold, they are the epitome of style! There are no rules governing what is appropriate when it comes to glassware, so why not add a little charm and individuality, and of course, a regal disposition to your dining room setting with golden goblets like pictured!

Fine details

Shahen Mistry Architects are the team responsible for this muted, yet modern dining room setting. There are many features to point out in this image. The back wall, is cleverly covered in black and silver wallpaper in a bamboo tree design. This feature is complemented further by the chairs, which if you look closely, have an elegant silver leaf pattern painted onto the back. On top of this, the crystal chandeliers, which are a must have for any ethereal room, add that extra finishing touch of spice to an already luminous room. The tableware reflects and complements the rest of the décor to complete an exceptionally executed space. 

Rugged up

It is not often that we see a rug underneath a dining room table, but it works to great effect. Giving the space a more casual feel, a dining room need not be a formal state of affairs. If you prefer to chill out with friends and set up an easy-going table, you can achieve all this if you use this example from Neeras Design Studio as inspiration. Reminiscent of a room in the sixties, you can see the colour palette gives off a retro vibe. Down to the very smallest of details, from the modernist chairs, to the lacquered sideboard, this room screams mid-century charm like no other. If you look to the top of the image, you will also see a cascading crystal light. You can just imagine the effect when light hits this piece—refracting and scattering a charming touch of colour to a muted space.

Left of field

The final image we will look at today is this outlandish and loud table and chair set from Preetham Interior-Designer. A dining room setting, nowadays, can be whatever shape you desire. As evidenced here in this coffee table setting, you can really achieve a fun impact with a bold shape and quirky colours. A setting like this will get your guests talking; as it is truly unlike anything seen before. So why not splash out, and add a touch of something extraordinary to one of our favourite rooms! 

We hope you have enjoyed the above selection of dining room ideas, and hope that you can take away some inspiration for your own home!

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