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Dining room trends are constantly changing. From a traditional, dark space, dining rooms are now one of the most customizable and flexible rooms in the house for design. These are always changing and provide a great opportunity in your home for experimenting with a new design.

Ways To Help You Modernize Your Dining Room

Ways To Help You Modernize Your Dining Room

 Large Lighting Fixtures 

Everyone remembers the large chandelier in their grandparents' dining room – ornate, beautiful, and extremely old fashioned. While crystal chandeliers are definitely luxurious and can be modern, most dining room trends are shifting to two or three large lighting fixtures over the table.

Low hanging lamps, circular lights, and industrial light bulb arrangements are examples of popular lighting fixtures for modern dining rooms. Using unique fixtures, not just chandeliers can help create a focal point for your table arrangement and settings.

Mismatched Chairs 

Mismatched dining chairs is a furniture trend that we love at Taeillo. While having a uniform dining set is appropriate in many homes or restaurants, mixing up chairs and having some unique pieces can tell a fantastic story about your home and your design.

Using differently shaped chairs with different upholstery creates an ad hoc design, but when done properly, has a feeling of planning and care. You can even mix metal and wooden frames if you're feeling bold – but this may take some arranging to get right!


Many kitchens and dining rooms with large tables are using benches instead of dining chairs as seating. A long wooden bench, or upholstered bench, creates a feeling of togetherness and takes away some of the formalities of a traditional dining room.

If you have a large family or host dinners regularly, a bench can make for easy seating and can even be repurposed as an entryway bench or seating in a living room when you're not using it in the dining room.

Natural Light 

Traditional dining rooms often have dim lighting and dark furniture to keep them feeling formal. A modern dining room should avoid this and instead use natural light to its full potential.

Big windows that let natural light in are ideal for a modern dining room, but your dining room may not have these and you aren't in the market for a renovation. Using bright lightbulbs in lighting fixtures that mimic natural light can help make your dining room appear brighter and more natural. Using mirrors can also help to take advantage of any natural light that does come in.

Large Art

A recent dining room trend is to have a feature wall with a large art piece on it. Instead of painting a wall in an accent colour, find a piece of art you love that takes up a lot of space.

This can also help you choose colours and decor as you can pick out a variety of shades from the art and use them in your dining room. This helps make a cohesive design and if it includes lots of bright colours, will be very modern!

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