Start the new year by creating a trendy, inspiring dining room. With the coming of 2019, dining room ideas are no longer limited to simple rooms with uninspiring furniture. The current trend combines classic, modern, and personal elements, creating a unique place for eat, drink, relax, and socialize.
Current Trends in Dining Room Ideas
There are several elements that become trends in the current dining room styles. They are:
- Unique artworks
Dining room “gallery” is a 2018 trend that will continue for the next years. This design displays eye-catching element, which becomes the visual centerpiece.
- Organic materials
Organic materials are rising in trend, especially with creative applications. Wooden panels, claddings, and partitions adorn modern dining rooms. You can also use bamboo or rattan.
- Mirror and 3D elements as decorations
Mirror and 3D panels or partitions are great additions for dining room decorations. They can be simple, but still eye-catching when displayed in the room.
Other current decoration trends include marble walls (not floor!), rustic stone elements, and the return of plate decoration in a new twist.
List of Modern Dining Room Ideas
Here are 17 unique ideas you can try for a modern dining room:
1. Contemporary Wall Gallery with Wooden Floor
One section of dining room walls can serve as a contemporary gallery, with several modern framed artworks displayed in a neat formation. Wooden floor panels and furniture add a unique mini gallery look.
2. Minimalist Photo Gallery
Black and white photos create a sophisticated look in a minimalist dining room. The photos may be vintage glamor images or food-related photos, which can increase appetite.
3. Large Artwork as Focal Point
A giant artwork serves as a focal point and starting place to decorate the dining room. For example, if a large abstract painting has red, orange, yellow, and white, the rest of the room can have these colors.
4. Clean and Sleek Wooden Dining Room
Wood-dominated dining room creates a clean, sleek, and comforting atmosphere. Light-colored wooden panels are great as walls and floor. The furniture should have similar shades and grain patterns to achieve a smooth, fresh look.
5. Wooden Claddings as Accents
Dining room with a “smooth” look can be improved with textured claddings. The claddings can appear as partitions or decorative panels. Rustic claddings are great to create surprising elements.
6. Sleek and Rustic Wood Elements
Combining different wood looks will create depth in a wood-dominated dining room. Smooth wooden elements may appear in the dining table and floor, but the rustic ones can become wall accents, panels, or chair materials.
7. Unique Mirror as Decoration
Mirror is a popular decoration for dining establishment because of its “enlarging” effect. However, for a smaller dining room, a decorative mirror (or several) is a better option. Unique mirror design will give personality to the room.
8. Wall-to-Ceiling Mirror Panels
Placing a row of wall-to-ceiling mirror panels will make the dining room instantly “bigger”. The mirrors are perfect for creating a modern look, and the reflection makes a narrow room feel spacious.
9. Marble Walls, Chandelier, and Carpet
Switch the old convention by moving marble element from floor to walls. This is perfect to create a luxurious and modern dining room. The marble walls should have a light color, but the carpet can have a darker shade. Classic chandelier completes the look.
10. Red Brick Walls with Metal Elements
Industrial design trend also appears in modern dining rooms. Combining red brick walls with metal elements, such as metal wire pendants and copper faucets, create a warm, classic look that resembles an Italian kitchen.
11. Colorful Ceramic Plate Formation
Instead of using artworks, try using colorful ceramic plates to create a mosaic on one part of the dining room walls. The plates are suitable for the room’s function, and they create a unique look.
12. White Ceramic Plates on Black Walls
Painting the dining room walls black create a daring look for a luxurious theme. Arrange white ceramic plates on one side of the wall for a more elegant version of the previous idea.
13. 3D Partition Panels
Partition panel helps separate a dining room from other room in an open-plan house. using 3D elements help to create a unique look in an otherwise simple room.
14. 3D Wall Panels
3D walls are becoming more popular in modern interior decoration trend. The 3D elements can cover one part of the walls, while the others are left smooth. Perfect to create a statement without adding too much.
15. Latticed Space Dividers
Latticed partitions or space dividers create a unique look without being too much. Latticed wood, bamboo, or rattan panels also provide an organic look in a modern way.
16. Multiple Organic Textures
Combine several multiple organic textures in a dining room to create a warm, intimate atmosphere. Wooden floor, rustic stone walls, wooden beams, and fiber carpet are perfect for creating a unique look without being too much.
17. Wall Murals or Decals
Murals and decals add instant flair to a dining room, even the simplest one. While geometric patterns still rule the current design world, soft abstract design (with minimalist flair) create different touch in your dining room.
These dining room ideas are far from boring, and they will attract the eyes immediately. Try adopting one of these ideas for your new dining room design next year.