Dining Room Furniture That'll Impress Your Dinner Guests

Get inspired to go beyond standard dining room furniture with a statement piece that'll take center stage when entertaining guests.
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August 26, 2015

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Eclectic Red

A wild mix of seating including lucite ghost chairs and a red banquette brings eclectic flair to this dining area.

Dramatic + Stunning

Dramatic artwork and lighting make this dining room a conversation piece. The combination of the eclectic chandelier and traditional dining table gives the room a contemporary look, while pops of orange complete the stunning design.

Built-In Wine Storage

You may not have room for a fully-stocked wine cellar, but you can keep your favorite bottles near your dining table by switching out a traditional buffet table for built-in wine storage. Not only is it visually-appealing, but having bottles at hand means more quality time with your guests.

Statement Piece Chair

A coral-patterned pillow ties in with the coral upholstery on a soft, hooded reading chair in this transitional dining room. Damask wallpaper and gilded mirrors give this glam space a Hollywood Regency appeal.

Perfect for Entertaining

This elegant dining room is the perfect spot for a couple who loves to entertain. The large table seats a dozen guests comfortably. For a playful touch, hang pendant lighting at varying heights.

Cozy Dining Nook

If you don't have a designated dining room in your home, create your own in an unused corner. To make the most of the space, choose small-scale furniture like a marble-top pedestal table.

Contemporary Meets Country

With its simple rustic elegance, this dining room is a dinner party dream. The subtle floral pattern of the wallpaper adds depth to the small space, while the long wood dining table is dressed up with the upholstered nailhead trim chairs and gold pendant light.

Striped Beauty

This modern dining area pairs wild, neon colors with black-and-white stripes to create a fun and funky space. 

Bold Orange Chairs

The bright orange upholstered chairs bring an unexpected refreshing look to this open dining room. Wood accents in the ceiling and table add a rustic touch, and a mirror that spans the length of the table makes the room appear larger.

Blue Glass Table

Although there is minimal furniture in this corner of the home, each unique piece draws the eye to center of the dining area. The translucent blue glass table shines against the dark chairs, chandelier and draperies.

Cantilevered Buffet

A glass table with a dark wood base grounds this contemporary dining room, while a darker ceiling compresses the space for an intimate feel. Bold orange chairs bring the space to life, but a 15-foot-long cantilevered buffet steals the show.

Stunning Lighting

Lighting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update a dining room. Here, a chandelier encircled by a metallic drum shade provides a dramatic focal point.

Dining Nook With Banquette

This eclectic morning room delivers instant energy with its green wallpaper and vibrant black-and-white striped banquette. 

Gold Accents

A traditional entry table and Mediterranean-inspired chandelier welcome guests into this grand foyer, which opens up to the dining room. A large gold mirror reflects the ornate dining room chandelier.

Hanging Bulbs

To give your dining room an instant update on a budget, simply hang exposed Edison light bulbs from red wire. The stylish lighting option balances the rustic wood furniture. A modern tabletop fireplace is an unexpected centerpiece.

Masculine Touches

The rectangular reclaimed wood table provides a division between the living and dining areas. A distressed green bench brings a collected-over-time look, and an Eames wire chair adds a touch of masculinity. 

Glam Decor

A chic art deco-inspired console topped with symmetrical decor makes a sleek statement in this eclectic dining room. A gold starburst mirror and hardware bring more glamour to the space.

Bookshelf Art

This modern dining room turns its book collection into an eye-catching design statement through color coordination. A simple picnic table and ghost chairs let the striking dark walls and rainbow colors do the talking.

Cohesive Design

A contemporary chandelier echoes the table's round shape for a cohesive look in this dining nook. To complete the look, a round area rug grounds the space.

Ornate Ceiling

The ornate, painted ceiling makes you feel as though you are in a historic museum. Plenty of natural light floods in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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