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Dining Room Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring dining room ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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20 Creative Room Divider Ideas

Bring more flexibility and functionality home with these cool, creative ways to separate spaces.
Kitchen with room for cookbooks

Fixing Up a 1920s Cottage in West Los Angeles

After a decade of dysfunction in a 1920s cottage, a homeowner enlists professional help for a home design that finally feels just right.
Dining room with a traditional chandelier

Dining Room Lighting Ideas

Spark some serious ambiance, encourage conversation, and maybe even highlight a beloved painting or a bar cart in the dim corner with dining room lighting that serves up equal parts style and practicality.

Pro Tips for Designing Your Dream Dining Room

Knowing the rules of scale, lighting, and other design features allows you to create a comfortable dining room space to linger longer over food with your loved ones and whoever else happens along. These pro tips will help you figure out exactly where to begin the process and what to look for along the way.

15 Simple Ways to Create an Open Floor Plan

Optimal furniture placement and the creative use of design elements can help create a more open concept. Read this guide for ideas on how to make your home feel more "open."

Refinishing a Dining Table

What’s the best finish to use to refinish a dining room table?

How to Host Thanksgiving: Prep and Clean Up Tips

Read these 7 easy tips to make hosting Thanksgiving at your home less stressful this holiday season.

Chic Fall Tablescape | Guest-Ready Home

Get this look! Rich fall hues for a fresh, contemporary take on traditional. Get everything you need at your local Target or Target.com

Thanksgiving Tablescape | Guest-Ready Home

Get this look with a little help from Target and Target.com

How to Add an Overhead Light

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install a chandelier in a dimly lit dining room

Create a Jewel-Box Dining Room

Pattern play and a color scheme worthy of a Fabergé egg create a lively gathering space that's traditional but not staid

Create a Festive Farmhouse Dining Room

Vintage furnishings set the stage for a homey holiday spread. Here's how to re-create this welcoming feel using thrifty finds

11 Ways Your House is Making You Fat

How the layout, colors, design, and accessories in your home can be adding inches to your waistline

A Warm, Welcoming Dining Space for $1,474

A blank box becomes an inviting gathering spot with new paint, molding, trim, and furniture