Modern Dining Room Ideas to Wow Your Dinner Guests

Modern Dining Room Ideas to Wow Your Dinner Guests

7th Oct 2020

Posted by Kayla Wilson on 7th Oct 2020

Make your dinner guests jealous of your dining room with these modern dining room ideas. Get an ultra-contemporary look for your dining space with these design ideas from furniture choices to decorating tips.

Minimal Dining Room Design with Pops of Colour

modern dining table in white with grey dining chairs
Giovani dining table with Lorenzo grey chairs. Buy here >>

One of the simplest way to achieve a modern, contemporary dining room design is by using white as your main colour for the walls and even the furniture. White is clean, bright and will open up the space. Plus, it never really goes out of fashion. You can easily (and cheaply) update the space by adding pops of colour, like the yellow accessories, or by changing the chair colours.

Go Really White!

white high gloss dining set with white hatch fabric chairs in a modern dining room
Atlanta white gloss dining table with Milan white dining chairs. Shop here >>

Here's another use of the white look taken a bit further with this high gloss dining table and white dining chairs and walls. The subtle use of teal accessories breaks up the white and the use of a grey feature wall beautifully frames the window which is allowing lots of light into the room. The use of plants adds a touch of nature and breaks up the contemporary look so that it's not overwhelming.

Contrasting Colours, Elegant Dining Table

Leonardo glass and chrome dining table with yellow Milan chairs
Leonardo glass and chrome dining table with yellow Milan chairs. Shop here >>

Contemporary dining room design doesn't have to mean everything all-white. Take his example of a deep navy feature wall set against the white accessories and the yellow accent chairs for example. Yellow and navy are contrasting colours (almost opposite on a colour-wheel) and are very happy to be paired up, no wonder then that this colour combination is bang on trend right now. The elegant glass top dining table with feature criss-cross chrome legs is a subtle dining table choice which compliments the statement pieces in the room. Glass and chrome dining tables are a great way to create the illusion of space and light so that even the largest dining tables don't appear to take up too much space. As a general rule, the more floor you can see, the bigger the space feels.

Textures and Materials

Pesaro velvet dining chairs in teal with gold legs
Pesaro velvet dining chairs in teal with gold legs. Read more >>

Mix up the textures and materials in your dining room for a contemporary design which is also warm and inviting. The teal velvet of these chairs adds softness to the room contrasted against the gold legs and the sheer textures of the glass dining table top and chrome dining legs.

Soft Colours Tones

Imperia white gloss dining table decorated with pink plates
Image submitted via review from Chloe S. Imperia white gloss dining table and grey chairs. Shop here >>

Here Chloe has accessorised this dining table beautifully by adding a grey and rose pink dining set which softens the white gloss dning table. Simple white walls allow this dining set to take centre stage and keeps the space looking bright.

Black and Gold

Black and white high gloss dining table with gold decorations
Black gloss dining table sent via review from Shaqueen. Shop here >>

This high gloss black glass top dining table looks stunning paired with the gold accessories for a very regal, modern dining room design. The white walls keep the dining room looking bright and open so that the black dining furniture doesn't overwhelm. Adding some house plants to the background adds a natural appeal to balance out the ultra-sleek and contemporary texture sof the furniture and accessories.

Looking for some more inspiration for decorating your dining room? Check out our blog about using the 60-30-10 decorating rule here.