How to Design a Modern Style Dining Room

The holidays are around the corner, and that means all eyes will soon be on your dining room. Set the table for a sophisticated gathering by designing your space with modern style. This look is simple and sleek, and requires just a few essentials to wow and impress. Whether you need all new furniture or a few touches to give your space a modern makeover, here’s how to create a modern style dining room.

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Choose Sleek Furniture

Look for modern style dining room furniture with straight, sleek lines. Choose a table made from lacquer, polished wood or glass, and pair it with matching chairs for a streamlined, unified feel. If you have space, add the matching sideboard. Modern style has few details or fuss; look for pieces that are simple and clean.

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 Hang a Statement Chandelier

Give your modern style dining room wow factor by choosing a statement chandelier. Look for lots of sparkle, with polished metal and glass. A statement chandelier will serve as a centerpiece, minimizing the need for a lot of accent and décor.

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Select Artwork

Use one bold piece of art in the room that coordinates with the furniture. Less is more with Modern Style, so you want to spend time choosing the right piece. An abstract painting is a good choice, especially one that adds a pop of color.

Five Characteristics of a Modern Style Home

A Modern Style home is sleek and sophisticated, upping the elegance quotient in your rooms and making you feel refined. Clean lines and simple silhouettes are the hallmark of the collection, with neutral colors and luxurious finishes. From your living room to the bedroom, you’ll love the latest version of modern style. To create this look in your home, here are five characteristics to consider:

 

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1. Balance and proportion

A modern style room will have minimal furnishings, which means that balance is vital. Each piece of furniture should be in proportion with the room and with each other. Nothing should seem too big or too small. The overall feeling should be of harmony among your furnishings. In addition, arrange pillows, artwork and lamps in pairs or asymmetrically to one side.

2. Quality over quantity

Because you have fewer items, focus on selecting the best quality you can afford. In a living room, for example, the sofa will be the main focal point and it should be the center of the room. Choose one that is well-made and unique.

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3. Pay attention to the details

Because there are few furnishings, design details become more important. An embroidered pillow, nail-head trim on a chair, or sleek hardware will add unexpected texture and richness without adding clutter. And accessories, kept to a minimum, should be thoughtfully chosen for impact.

4. Neutral tones

While a bold splash of color can be introduced in artwork or a single accent, furnishings in a modern style home should be in neutral tones, such as black, white, gray or taupe. When you have too many colors, the room will look too busy; instead, stick to a more monochromatic tone that feels calming and sophisticated. In a modern interior, the walls act as a background instead of a feature, so it’s best to choose neutral shades that complement your furnishings.

 

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5. Lots of light

Let in as much natural light as you can by forgoing window treatments whenever possible. Also choose fixtures, such as statement pendants or dramatic floor lamps that serve double duty as a light source and art.