Dining room inspiration: 10 totally different (but gorgeous) dining room styles

With so many SC readers renovating, building or redecorating, we like to share inspiration posts to help you curate ideas for your home.

In the past you may have seen our 7 inspirational bathrooms or 10 ideas to steal from hotels for a more luxe home. Today it’s all about an often neglected room in our home — the dining area.

Here are 10 stylish dining rooms to inspire you.

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Mid-century modern influence

Loft meets luxe with a mid-century modern influence, there’s no other word to describe this dining space than SUBLIME!

Mid-century modern
Image via Homes to Love


This dining room makes us swoon every time! The soft textures of those felt chairs and knotted wool rug, mixed with accents of timber against a white base is pure perfection.

Contemporary dining
Image via Style Files


Solid stone dining table with architectural dining chairs and those soaring high ceilings, we’ll excuse you if you need to pick your jaw up off the ground!

Luxe dining room
Image via Homes to Love


Dialling up the drama, this masculine luxe dining room is oh-so-moody!

Moody dining room
Image via The Local Project, project by Neil Architecture

Rainforest vibes

The mossy green wall colour and cabin-like timber work give this dining space rainforest vibes. When you want to feel balanced and grounded, nothing works better than a green colour scheme.

Rainforest style dining room
Image via Interiors Addict


Neon pieces alongside antiques — why not?! This is eclectic style at its best!

Eclectic dining room
Image via The Design Files


That clean-line furniture, animal hide rug and light timber joinery all lend themselves to the Scandi style.

Contemporary coastal

There’s something so effortlessly cool about this dining room Catherine of The Stables created. We love the mix of ocean artwork and cuttlebone wall hanging to add life to the walls, and the combo of that dining table and chairs — gone are the days of matchy matchy furniture!

Coastal dining room
Image via The Stables

Industrial inspired

Exposed brick, raw concrete form walls and metal furniture are all characteristics of the industrial style. When you don’t have an authentic New York loft apartment, you can use these design tricks to channel the style.

Dining area
Image supplied by Reno Rumble


How wonderfully curated is this space that combines moments of luxe (that marble fireplace surround!) with antique pieces and items collected along the way. It’s full of soul and tells a story.

Rustic dining room
Image via The Design Files

What’s your favourite dining room style? Have we captured it in our dining room inspiration above? Describe it to us in the comments below!

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This post was originally published in June 2015 but updated with new images and information

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    1. Gorgeous photos! I’m torn between contemporary and mid century as my favourites which probably makes no sense seeing as they’re oposites


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