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15 Dining Room Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Gathering Space

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As the heart of your home’s social gatherings, your dining room deserves a refresh that reflects your personal taste and makes entertaining family and friends feel effortless. That’s why we collected the best dining room decor ideas to get you started. Whether you’re drawn to classic design or modern elegance, you’re sure to find a few pieces to love here. Choose from stylish dining room sets that make filling your space a breeze, as well as light fixtures, wall decor, dining table decor, seating, dining room storage cabinets, and more. 

Each of these dining room decor ideas have been carefully selected to help elevate your dining experience and infuse the room with personality. From focal points like tables and chandeliers down to little decorative details like candle holders and woven baskets, we’ve thought of it all. To help you plan out your dining room redesign, we’ve also included a few decorating tips to consider as you embark on this exciting project.


Scott Living Indigo Area Rug by Mohawk



Bring both warmth and comfort to your dining space with this chic geometric area rug from Scott Living. The moody yet neutral color palette will create a sophisticated backdrop for your meals. It’ll also ensure easy maintenance, and protect your floor from spills and stains. More than being just aesthetically pleasing, this rug is also eco-friendly. It’s made from recycled water bottles and plant-based renewable fibers. 


Scott Living Porteau Large Chandelier



Illuminate your space with this steel chandelier that blends modern flair with timeless elegance. This transitional piece from Scott Living will serve as a focal point for your dining room. Not only will it enhance the overall ambiance, but it’ll also provide the perfect amount of light for your gatherings, with the help of a dimmer. The design features curved arms and candle-style sconces adorned with small fabric drum shades for a warm glow. 


Wilshire Merlot 5 Pc Round Dining Room

Drew & Jonathan for Rooms To Go


One of the best ways to foster a warm communal dining experience is with a round table. With no sharp corners, it creates a more inviting atmosphere and allows everyone at the table to easily engage in conversation. That’s just the beginning of what we love about this elegant table from Drew & Jonathan’s Rooms to Go collection. Featuring a rich merlot color as well as shimmering gold accents, this piece will bring instant glamor to your dining space. Pair it with the coordinating chairs and buffet to make decorating the whole room a breeze.


Wilshire Merlot Buffet

Drew & Jonathan for Rooms To Go


Add a buffet to your dining space and watch your storage soar! In addition to holding your glass and dinnerware, a buffet can also double as a serving area and a way to display decorative items. Open any of three beautifully crafted doors to reveal ample storage space featuring a mix of both shelving and drawers. It’s finished with a glass top for easy maintenance and a sleek, modern touch.


Guyii Modern Dining Table



Talk about a statement piece! This beautiful dining table will bring texture and dimension to your dining room with its unique fluted leg design. The tabletop’s rounded edges create an inviting feel, as well as a worry-free space for families with young children. 



Modern Barrel Chairs, Set of 2



Get in on the sherpa trend with a pair of cozy upholstered barrel chairs. The stylish design will bring modern flair to any dining room. The thick, cushioned seat will make everyone want to linger around the table longer, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or enjoying a casual meal. 


Marizia Candle Holder



Candlelight has a way of making every meal a little more special, doesn’t it? After all, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to dine under the soft glow of your favorite taper candles. They’ll be beautifully showcased in these pretty golden candle holders of varying shapes and sizes.


AllModern Hico Ceramic Bowl



Infuse a ‘70s vibe into your dining space by incorporating this stylish ceramic bowl as a centerpiece for your table or buffet. Whether you display it as a stand-alone piece or fill it with fruit or decorative items, this striking pedestal bowl will make a statement every time. 



Evie Tapestry



If you love the look of wallpaper without the commitment, we’ve got a perfect alternative for you: a paper tapestry. This gorgeous design features colorful birds and flowers. It’s sure to make a stunning statement in your dining space (without the fuss).

Camden Reed 9 Piece Gallery Wall Frame Set



If you’ve always wanted a gallery wall but never knew where to start, consider this top-rated set of picture frames. You can purchase them in multiple sizes and colors for a custom look, and fill them with artwork or family photos. The possibilities are endless!


Latitude Run Light Iron Wallchiere, Set of 2



For a stylish and space-saving lighting solution that will complement your chandelier, opt for a pair of wall sconces. Not only do they help create a cozy atmosphere, but they also double as decor for your walls. This set is the perfect combination of modern and classic, plus it’s fully dimmable for added versatility. 


Bayou Breeze Handmade Coastal Abstract Wall Decor



One way to create visual interest and balance in your dining room is by introducing texture. These handmade woven baskets featuring abstract designs and earthy tones will bring both tactile appeal and artisanal charm. Unleash your creativity by arranging them however you’d like on your wall! 


Gold Bar Cart on Wheels



If you love entertaining, a bar cart will be a welcome addition to your dining room. Not only will it make catering to your guests more convenient, but it will also serve as stylish focal point in your space. This tiered cart featuring a gold and marble design comes with plenty of storage. It also includes a wine rack and glass holder. Plus, it’s on wheels, making it easy to move from room to room while you’re hosting.


Latitude Run Lenalee Bench



For versatile seating for your family and friends, bring in a dining bench for your table. It’ll add a cozy modern touch to your space. And when not in use, you have the option of placing it against a wall with some throw pillows as a standalone piece. This slatted wood bench is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to add visual interest and a touch of charm.


Sand & Stable Faux Banana Leaf Tree



You don’t have to be a green thumb to bring the beauty of nature into your dining space. Opt for this faux banana leaf fig plant with adjustable stems for a lifelike look—no watering required.

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