Up your hosting game: how to design the perfect dining room

A well-designed luxury dining space offers not only an aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable setting for meals with your family but can also be a way to impress your friends and party guests.

Your dining room is the most versatile room in your home; it can act as a place to eat, a place to entertain, or even a place to work. If you’re considering an interior renovation, your dining room may be the first area you look to invest in. 

Given the room’s potential, you should give considerable thought to its design so that you can spend your time there in the greatest possible comfort. 

In this post, we’ve put together a list of tips on how you can make the most of your dining space, regardless of your style, size, or budget. 

1. Decide on the style and mood of your dining room

The style and moods of each dining space are unique. One of the most important factors to consider is the atmosphere and style of your dining room. Are you looking for something luxurious but modern? Are you looking for a mid-century modern design? Are you looking for an elegant yet rustic industrial style? 

Deciding on the perfect style for you is the first and most important step in any interior renovation. Your choice of style will determine the rest of the design, so consider this carefully and weigh up your possibilities. 

2. Choose the right materials for your furniture

Your choice of furniture will have a significant impact on the final result of your new dining area. If you are looking for a classy, polished result, you must choose high-quality materials that fit the mood of your design. 

We would recommend experimenting with different types of high-end, good-quality materials and textures for your dining room table and chairs. Not only from a quality standpoint but also in terms of the character of the room, using the right materials will make a huge difference to your dining area. 

Furniture is distinctive not only for its size and style but also for the material used to create it, so it’s important to get it right. Solid wood tables, chairs, sideboards and cabinets are the perfect choice for a high-end dining area. Solid wood is particularly beautiful in terms of aesthetics, is a high-quality material, and is compatible with a wide range of home styles and moods.

Luxury dining room with solid wood and white chairs

Luxury dining room with solid wood table


3. Invest in lighting

Lighting is often overlooked as a crucial component of creating the perfect ambience in interior design. 

A luxury dining room’s atmosphere is significantly affected by lighting. A well-lit dining room can have a cosy, inviting ambience, whereas a room that has poor lighting can feel icy and unwelcoming. 

Overall, advice on how to make sure a room is well-lit varies entirely on the size of the space. In our experience, suspension lights are an excellent ally if your space has high ceilings, however, lower ceilings may call for more focal, linear lighting that hangs over the table, such as a pendant light. 

Different types of bulbs can also create different atmospheres and emotions. For example, cool white bulbs can exude a more professional ambience, whilst warm white bulbs can produce a more cosy and personal vibe. 

When choosing the lighting of your dining space, you must set your dining table as a focal point. The table is the most important part of any dining room space because it’s the surface where all activities will take place, therefore it should be highlighted to immediately capture the attention of anyone entering the room.

4. Don’t forget about the details

Dining room accessories are essential in making your space more personal as well as matching the style and mood you have chosen.

The success of any interior design project lies in the details. Adding accessories is a great way to add colour and a sprinkle of your personality to your dining space. Personalising your space is a significant aspect of your decor that reveals your taste in design and keeps your area from appearing lifeless. 

Adding personal touches such as artwork, mirrors, candles, and floral designs will help your dining room feel more like a home than a showroom. Details will give your room character and serve as a more accurate reflection of your personality. 

5. Hire an interior designer to do the work for you

Since 1995, we have successfully delivered exceptional interior design services to North East homes and several UK businesses across a variety of sectors. Our team is committed to creating bespoke, timeless spaces for our residential, commercial and property development clients. 

Looking for assistance in designing your luxury dining room? Get in touch today.

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