Ever dreamt of hosting a grown-up dinner party? Of course, the food, drinks, and favors matter, but if you want your soiree to be a smashing success it all starts with the aesthetics. So, in order to set you on the path to adulthood, we've pulled together 10 modern dining rooms that will wow your guests. (And don't forget your carefully selected playlist to set the mood.)
1. Invest in a statement chandelier.
2. Opt for Scandi vibes.
This streamlined space is dripping in Scandi sophistication thanks to a monochrome gray palette plus wood floors, potted plants, and a fur throw that radiates warmth. While the oversize pendant proves that playing with proportion — although a risky choice — when executed properly is incredibly captivating.
3. Get inspired by natural surroundings.
4. Keep it simple.
It's no secret that we love the timeless appeal of a white dining room. This stunning setup by Amy from Homey Oh My features sleek black chairs juxtaposed with fresh greenery and a modern, minimal tablescape — composed of crisp linens, gunmetal flatware, hobnail wine glasses, and artful candle holders.
5. Add a pop of color.
6. Channel beachy vibes.
7. Paint the walls boho blue.
8. Take a minimally minded approach.
Whereas your grandmother may have shuttered at the thought of blank walls, these days bare is beautiful. But that doesn't mean your space should be stark. Leather upholstered dining chairs and a cowhide rug add tons of warmth and texture to this Utah loft, while the steel frame table lends an industrial edge.