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8 modern dining room decor ideas

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WordsMegan Lambert


Today, entertaining at home is far less formal than it once was, and along with it, dining rooms no longer have to be a formal affair. Whilst lots of homeowners have embraced open-plan living spaces, there’s something special about a designated dining room. So whether you’re looking to demarcate your dining area or decorate your dining room, these 8 modern dining room decor ideas will get your home ready for guests.

Modern dining room decor idea: bold light fixtures

Lighting is another way to create the right vibe in your dining space. Set the mood with some eye-catching light fittings. From the soft glow of filament pendant lights to the gentle warmth of bubble chandeliers, hang your statement light fittings directly above your dining table to add instant appeal to your dining room.

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Modern dining room decor idea: painted or wallpapered ceiling

And if you don't want to commit to an entire room, why not paint or wallpaper your ceiling ? This is a perfect way to make a statement without worrying about it being over the top. Combined with some statement lighting, it will draw the eye upwards for a dramatic look. 

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Modern dining room decor idea: eye-catching wallpaper

Wallpaper in dining rooms is always a good idea. Not only is it a space used less frequently, but it’s one where you want to create some drama. It’s a room where you can dare to go bold and go for an eye-catching wallpaper design. Alternatively, if you want to draw attention to a dining area, you could do so with a wallpapered feature wall. Get some inspiration with these 6 feature wall ideas.

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