50 Dining Rooms That'll Make You Want To Throw A Dinner Party

Minus the actual cooking and cleaning part, obvi.

The dining room now bursts with high-octane design, from the Zuber wallpaper to the molding's Pantone shade of Piquant Green.

Want to redo your dining room but don't know where to start? Chandeliers, wall paper, artwork, and a new dining set is a good place to start. We've got inspo for days to help get you started. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Check out our living room and bathroom design ideas.

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David A. Land

In a blue-and-white beach house, a pair of lanterns feel much less formal than a traditional chandelier.

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Annie Schlechter
Floral Curtains

Pottery displayed in hutches picks up the color in the floral curtains of this relaxed dining room.

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The dining room now bursts with high-octane design, from the Zuber wallpaper to the molding's Pantone shade of Piquant Green.
Jungle Wallpaper

After a dramatic makeover, a Texas dining room now bursts with high-octane design, from the jungle wallpaper to the green molding.

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colleen bashaw beach house blue dining room
Maura McEvoy
Seaside Dining Room

This renovated Tudor beach house has a bit of boho quirk thanks to rattan accents, patterned wallpaper, and eclectic chairs.

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Luke White
Elegant Dining Room

This Florida vacation home used wicker dining chairs. They have a certain elegance that separates them from outdoor furniture.

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J. Savage Gibson
Eat-In Kitchen

In the kitchen of a South Carolina home, a Danish dining table is surrounded by vintage French armchairs. It feels more formal than a typical kitchen nook.

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Karyn R. Millet
Plank Table

At a Lake Tahoe retreat, the formal dining area mixes rusticity and refinement. The custom plank table is large enough to seat 14 guests.

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James Merrell
Animal Printed Dining Room

In a coastal cottage, a lively turquoise zebra print covers dining chairs. A hanging pendant feels less formal than a crystal chandelier, and balances out the more glam chairs.

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Bjorn Wallander
Silver Accents

In the dining room of this Texas home, a dining table is paired with vintage chairs. The table's cube base echoes the square backs of the chairs.

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Paul Raeside
Modern Art

A Hamptons dining room features fabric chairs and a custom,l modern chandelier.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Modern Updates

In the circa-1790 dining room of this Catskills, New York, weekend home, the ceiling was painted a high-gloss blush. It gives the room a candlelit glow.

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De Gournay's hand-painted chinoiserie tea paper on the walls gives the dining room its dazzle, while Dan Mosheim's custom cerused-oak farm table acts as a gracious supporting player. The client bought the mirror at an antiques show. "It's perfect," Watt says. "It has a great shape, but it's not a big gilt thing taking attention away from the paper." The antique Swedish chairs are covered in a Peter Fasano linen.
Tea Paper

De Gournay's hand-painted tea paper gives a Connecticut dining room its femininity, while the mirror came from an an antiques show.

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Francesco Lagnese
Tulip Table

On the 40th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper, a round vintage table by Eero Saari­nen echoes the curve of the windowed wall.

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In the dining area, a Sedgwick & Brattle rope-wrapped chandelier hangs over a custom Global Views table. The McGuire chairs have cushions in a fabric from Jerry Pair.
Nautical Dining Room

In the dining area of an island getaway, a rope-wrapped chandelier hangs over a round table. The cushioned chairs pick up the pattern and color in the curtains and rug.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
New England Style Dining Room

This period home was updated with a horsehair wall covering. Around the table table, dining chairs are covered in a textured linen jute.

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Laura Resen
Gray Dining Room

To update a '60s Houston house, the dining room was outfitted with a sleek table. The chairs are covered in a linen blend, and the gray curtains add a tranquil feel.

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Annie Schlechter
Pink Dining Room

The pink upholstery on these vintage chairs pop thanks to a coat of high-gloss white. Floors here and throughout the Virginia house are painted gray.

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Blakeney's Aja wallpaper makes another appearance in the dining room, this time in Aubergine. It's a bold backdrop for furnishings including a set of Verner Panton chairs — hand-me-downs from her grandparents. The vintage Bumling pendant and Turkish kilim were found on eBay.
David Tsay
Golden Dining Room

This wallpaper is a bold backdrop for unique furnishings, like this set of chairs. The vintage pendant and Turkish kilim were found on eBay.

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You can't expect guests to linger if they're not comfortable. The best are stain-averse — and look great from behind.  
Eclectic Dining Room

Textiles can make a world of difference, especially in worldly patterns. These chairs are covered in Senegalese prints,

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Tony Duquette brought ancient Asian accents to Bel Air in the '60s, and it's still trending.
Botanical Dining Room

A custom de Gournay wallpaper creates a secret garden in a Manhattan apartment. The rattan chairs add to the outdoor feel.

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celerie kemble dining room
Christopher Sturman
Glossy Dining Room

This Manhattan dining room gets a dose of glam from lacquered plum paint. The velvet chairs add to the luxe feel.

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Victoria Pearson
Climbing Vines

This botanical wallpaper hints at a California home's verdant surroundings. Metal chairs are topped with Ikea sheepskins for extra warmth.

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Paul Raeside
Forest Green Dining Room

The dining room in a Montreal townhouse mixes modern and traditional elements, including a chrome-and-glass table from paired with Louis XVI–style chairs. The dark green paint color grounds the space.

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Pieter Estersohn
Entertainer's Dining Room

Dinner parties aren't a problem here. In a home near Washington, D.C., the custom walnut table has rosewood banding and extends to seat 16.

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Wall Art

Antique Chinese porcelain birds rest on gilt-wood brackets in an eclectic dining room. The silk plant adds an earthy touch.

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Björn Wallander
Oversized Art

This Charleston dining room mixes elements from different eras and cultures. The photography features objects from a collection of tribal jewelry.

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Christopher Baker
Hunter Green Dining Room

A wall covering gives a Hamptons dining room a more intimate feel. The yellow tones contrast the green walls.

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Laura Resen
Art-Filled Dining Room

A San Francisco apartment's small dining room doubles as a library, where part of an art collection is displayed. A zebra rug warms up the space.

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James Merrell
Pastel Pink Dining Room

In the dining room of this Cape Cod estate, a sea-grass rug covers the floor. The pink chairs add a pop of color to the neutral space.

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Annie Schlechter
Metallic Dining Room

This Nantucket cottage's dining room is covered with reflective wallpaper. It's stunning at night with candles lit.

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