A space dedicated to good food and great conversation, the dining room is an essential part of any family home — whether you have a small dining room that’s outfitted with a cozy banquette or a formal design with a sophisticated dining set. From simple upgrades to full-on renovations, we’ve rounded up gorgeous dining room decor ideas that make meal time more enjoyable.
Considering you’ll spend hours at a time gathered with friends and family in the dining room, the best decorative pieces should tell a story and strike up conversation. For that reason, accessorize a dining room with statement lighting, stylish rugs, lively wall art (plus DIY wall decor) and striking wallpaper patterns. As for dressing your dining table, you can’t go wrong with luxurious candles, impressive centerpieces and fresh greens. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly DIY project, you can create a gallery wall, revamp old furniture or give your walls a fresh coat of paint.
There are so many directions to take, whether you’re partial to the farmhouse aesthetic, crafting sleek spaces or you’re hoping to bring some of the best 2023 design trends into your interior (hint: warm woods, gold accents and statement rugs are popular this year). Since most people swap their tabletop decor as the seasons change, we’ve sprinkled in ideas for Thanksgiving place settings, cozy holiday table arrangements and DIY centerpiece ideas that are fitting for spring.