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Exquisite Minimalist Dining Room Ideas For The Posh Modern Home

With the advent of open floor plans, the traditional dining room has taken a bit of a backseat in most modern homes. No longer do we have one separate room for dining purposes, and often the experience is combined with the living room or the kitchen to make it far more convenient and fun. But with this change in design approach also comes a necessity to shape the dining space as an extension of the living area itself. From style to color scheme, modern dining rooms borrow heavily from the spaces that surround them.

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While designing a minimalist living room is a challenge in itself, carrying this theme over to the dining room is even more difficult. But minimalist dining rooms can combine both aesthetics and ergonomics in an effortless manner when done right. And as always, it is important to put practicality ahead of sheer picture-perfect visual appeal. Here are some fabulous dining rooms that embrace minimalism in a sensible fashion –

Classic Panton chairs and the view outside lend elegance to the dining room

by Abramson Teiger Architects

Gorgeous minimalist dining space with a sleek black table

by Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio

Lovely wooden tones combined with exposed concrete in this minimalist dining room

by Usona

Wall art and chandelier enliven the minimal dining room

by Amy Lau Design

Fabulous dining room in black and white

A Subtle Blend of Styles

One of the first things that we always tell our readers is that they must surround themselves with colors and textures that they are comfortable with. While sticking to a coherent theme is indeed necessary, it does not mean you try to fashion a home that seems like a page out of a catalogue. Most people who create minimalist spaces are prone to making this mistake. Since the dining room is one area where the family gathers each evening to spend some quality time together, add a layer of visual softness to the room. Blend in a hint of industrial charm or add a touch of organic beauty to the minimal dining room to make it more warm and inviting.

Japanese style dining room with a simple wooden table and Wishbone chairs

by Koichi Torimura

Minimal dining room with industrial touches

by Ehrlich Architects

Modern minimalist dining room borrows from Asian design

The many inspirational images here show you how to tread that fine line that balances modern minimalism with smart overtones borrowed from other styles. The table you pick and the dining chairs will largely set the tone for the remainder of the room. For a sleek, minimal appeal, square and rectangular tables are the preferred choice thanks to the simple, straight lines.

Soho style apartment in New York City with a dashing dining space

by CCS Architecture

Minimal dining space with a touch of traditional charm

by Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Minimal style combined with farmhouse elements to create a cool dining room

by Louise de Miranda

Minimal dining room with cool Scandinavian overtones

by Andrea Swan – Swan Architecture

Giving the dining room a minimal and organic style

by Elad Gonen

Classy and Contemporary

If you think a more contemporary approach to minimal style is your thing, then consider a dining room that is largely clad in black and white. Monochromatic backdrops enhance the minimal appeal of a space and instantly lend a sense of sophistication. While you might cut back on color, you can still make the space exciting with minimal wall art additions and smart lighting options. A snazzy cascading chandelier or an oversized pendant light can turn this minimal dining space in an open floor plan into an instant focal point. This also helps in demarcating the boundaries of the dining area in an effective and elegant fashion.

Large black pendant turns the dining space into an instant focal point

by Atmosphere Interior Design

Modern Minimalist Dining Room in White

by Arnal Photography

Remember that a minimal dining room is not just about picking a sleek dining table and chairs that seem like they have fallen out of the future. Minimalism is the art of living with less, and to truly embrace it, start cutting out the excess in your existing dining room. The unnecessary decorations, the ornate patterns and other frills that distract from the main purpose of the room need to go out the window. A simple contemporary credenza along with the dining unit is all you need at times!

Sophisticated, minimal dining room in black and white

All-white minimal dining room sizzles with glam

Sleek minimalist dining space with a black table and bench seating

by Ingenious Design & Furnishing

Add soft touches to the minimal room with drapes and rugs

by Shaw Coates

Acrylic chairs lend visual airiness to the dining space

by Chris Pardo Design – Elemental Architecture

Space-Conscious Designs

One inherent advantage of opting for minimal dining rooms is that they do tend to maximize space. While this is in no way a given and you can have an expansive and audaciously large dining space that embraces a minimal look, the style serves you especially well in small homes that need to be frugal with every available inch of foot room. One of the big changes you need to make, though, is to shift from a square or rectangular dining table to a round one, so as to make the small dining room even more ergonomic. Stick to round tables with acrylic or glass tops to keep in line with the minimal theme. In case you are in the mood for something more timeless, the classic Tulip dining table with its sleek base is a perennial favorite.

Bright metallic accents in the minimalist dining room

by Arnal Photography

Big Bang Suspension lamp adds color to the fabulous dining room

Remember that minimalism is not just one universal style where everything is clad in glossy monochromatic tones. You can define your own idea of what a minimalist dining room should look like. Borrow from traditional Japanese design elements that look both serene and stylish when used in a minimal setup. If you are someone who is eco-friendly at heart, then these oriental touches would seem even more appealing. So, even as you embrace the “less is more” philosophy, do not hesitate to give it your own fun, personalized twist!

Cool Wishbone chairs coupled with a simple, marble top dining table

by Minosa

Small dining area with the Tulip table and chairs

by Amy Lau Design

Small dining room tucked away behind sliding doors

by Martin Marciano

A dining room that seems to embrace the bare minimum!

Beautiful dining room with clean and well defined lines

by usona

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