Dining Room Ideas & Inspiration

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


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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."

23 Creative Room Divider Ideas

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

Refinishing a Dining Table

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

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

Best Paint Colors for Your Dining Room

These bold dining room color ideas are guaranteed to transform your room from okay to extraordinary.

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