Things to Keep in Mind While Designing a Modern Dining Space

Things to Keep in Mind While Designing a Modern Dining Space

A dining room is much more than a place where you have your meals. It is where the family congregates to enjoy their meals over gossip, laughter and fun. And it doesn’t matter whether you have a special room for your dining table, or you have a designated area in the kitchen or your living room for the purpose. The ambience is important. Designing a modern dining space is hence a unique ball game.

What are the things that you should keep in mind while designing your dining space? Let’s find out.


Planning your dining area

Functionality is important, no matter which area of your home you are designing. And designing a dining space is no different. Points that you should keep in mind when you start planning your space:

It needs to be functional -  Aesthetics are important, but when there is little room for you to serve the food, aesthetics can suddenly lose their charm.

Style matters too -  A well thought out design and style, with the right colour tones makes for a pleasing atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal.

Comfort - Your dining table and chairs need to have the perfect balance of style and comfort in your modern dining room. Enough leg room under the table and comfortable chairs are essential.


Where do you put your dining table?

You may be one of those lucky few with a separate dining space and can decorate it as you feel. However, in most Indian homes, the dining area is an extended part of the living room. 
Modern dining room design ideas work well once you understand the basics.

When it comes to placement, there are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Proximity to the kitchen - to make serving easier
  • Easy access to the wash basin - to wash hands after meals
  • Free flow of movement around the table - to serve food easily

For duplex or two-story affairs, its impractical to have the kitchen on one floor and the dining area on another. So, plan your modern dining room design accordingly.

What’s it to be? Round, square or rectangular?

Round tables lack edges and they take up a lot less space. It is also easier to add an extra chair for guests as there are no corners to worry about. Round tables work well when you are thinking of contemporary dining room ideas.

Rectangular tables are the most common. And if you have frequent guests, you can choose a table with side leaves to extend the surface. 
And of course, there are the oblong, square or curved dining tables; but these have merit only if they fit into the décor of your modern elegant living room.

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Factors that you should consider before taking a decision

  • Number of people using the table
  • Frequency of guests
  • Extent of movement around the table
  • Style and type of furniture you have


What style should you choose?

The most popular dining areas sport a rectangular table with six matching chairs. Or you can have a round or square table with four chairs. However, if you have space constraints, or if you like a quirky look, you can opt for a banquette style table. The upholstered banquette hugs the wall, and the table has chairs on the opposite side. On the downside, sliding into your corner can be a bother. But it has a lot of aesthetic appeal.



Dining tables allow you to play with your quirky side and you can mix and match colours upholstery or styles when you select your chairs, to add a bit of whimsy to your décor. Do you feel you need more guidance to come up with that perfect space? Then get in touch with the interior designers at BlueMasons.