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How to Decorate Your Dining Room

How to Decorate Your Dining Room

Whether your dining room style is friendly or formal, it can always do with a few personal touches and updates. From the furniture, to the lighting, to the floor, and the decor, there are always ways to refresh and upgrade the feel and look of your dining room. We have some modern dining room decorating ideas that will fit your space, no matter the aesthetic you're going for. Think outside the box and find some new ideas for your dining room with sohoConcept!

Use the Space

How much space does your dining room have? This will dictate how the rest of your decor and modern furniture is chosen. If you don't have a lot of space, using built in seating and built in shelves instead of chairs or units can be a great way to save space. Choosing wall decor wisely, such as a mirror instead of dark colours, can also help to make your space seem larger.

If you don't use the space often but sometimes host a lot of guests, and expandable dining table can help save space and give you more options for hosting. Using a bench as seating can also help make room for more people!

Light Fixtures

Dining room light fixtures will largely depend on the height of your ceiling. If you have high ceilings, a chandelier is the perfect fixture for a dining room. Even if you have an industrial or muted taste, using a chandelier in a dining room helps speak to the traditionalism of the space. There are beautiful modern chandeliers that can be used without seeming over the top. If not in a dining room, where else?

If you have lower ceilings, semi-flush mount lighting is also a good option. Sitting high on the ceiling without being fully flushed, it also uses the reflection on the ceiling itself to add more light to a room. Pendant lights can help set a mood if you use a low watt lightbulb as well. You can also use wall sconces as supplementary lighting to help set a mood at night or bring more light. The options for dining room light are endless!


The centrepiece on a dining room table is meant to be the focal point of the space. The traditional dining table centrepiece is of course, a floral arrangement. This can be upgraded with a modern touch by using a unique floral arrangement, a large vase, or using a plant instead. Paper flowers are also a modern twist on this traditional centrepiece!

Using a wooden or metal dish, either empty or lined with moss or river stones, is also a great example of a creative modern centrepiece. A large glass or metallic vase filled with fruit, stones, or vegetables can also add elegance and class to your space. Get creative with your centrepieces!


Choosing decor for the walls of your modern dining room is one of the most difficult parts. If you have a smaller space, using a large mirror can help to add more light and make the room seem larger. Have a love for photography or showing off your family? Having a gallery wall of multiple photos or a few large pictures of some treasured memories is a great way to foster relationships over dinner. Even though wallpapering an entire room is out of vogue, having a wallpapered wall of graphic design as an accent in a dining room is a great modern feature.

Feeling adventurous? Using a hanging garden or a large tree against a wall if you have a lot of natural light is a beautiful way to decorate your dining room walls!

Modern Furniture

Choosing the modern furniture for your dining room is what will give your guests the experience you're looking for. Finding benches, dining chairs, occasional chairs, and dining tables that tie your aesthetic together.

sohoConcept offers modern dining chairs and modern dining tables to suit a variety of designs and colour schemes. Whether you prefer an extendable dining table, a round dining table, or a large dining table for hosting all those family events, you can find what you're looking for. Using mix-matched chairs, consistent seating, or a mix of occasional chairs and dining chairs is a modern touch on a traditional room.


Contact sohoConcept for Modern Dining Rooms

If you're looking to create a modern and unique dining room, sohoConcept can help. We design, manufacture, and supply beautiful modern dining room chairs and tables to designers and homeowners around the world. Our modern dining chairs have been featured in homes, hotels, and restaurants.

For more information about our modern dining room furniture, visit our online catalogue or contact us! We're here to make sure you have the furniture you need to decorate your dining room exactly how you want it. We're your modern furniture experts.