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2020 Dining Room Trends – What to Expect

We are knee-deep into the new year and trends continue to catch us by surprise. This time it’s the dining room’s turn. With the new year, we are looking at a very prominent trend that is- investment. More homeowners are looking at the idea of investing in their property not only to give it that personal touch but to increase the home’s overall value. With that being said, the dining room has a few new trends and here are our favorites thus far.

All About Entertaining

The more chairs you have, the better it will be. If entertainment is the name of the game having an abundance of decor is the way to go.

While most years decor has been quite minimal and intimate, this year there is a change of pace. This year, it’s all about entertaining as many people as possible. What this means is the room will no longer feel like a small space with a few chairs. This time around, it’s all about adding more chairs and truly bringing a host feel. It’s a shift between what we are used to seeing, as fewer people are frequenting restaurants. Moreover, people are coming to terms with the idea of hosting a party and having everything at home with them. Bringing as many chairs as possible is the best way to do so.


Making the room feel sleek is perfect for those that want something fresh and new while still having it become multipurpose overall.

While the dining room has always been a gathering space to eat and converse. This time around its become a multipurpose spot. Which means the room will be used for more than just eating together, it’s becoming a multipurpose room. Whether you use it to study, entertain, or both, bringing in unique pieces of decor that makes the room a bit more multipurpose is the way to go.

Plants, Please

Line a wall with small plants to make a statement that feels sleek and innovative at once. It’s all about embracing the room’s aesthetic.

Plants will always have a special place in the home, they not only provide filtered air, removing allergens in the air but they also add color and texture. Furthermore, natural elements are coming in strong into the decor world. Plants are taking over and we are living for it. The touch is not only adding in one plant, or two, it’s about embracing the room, removing awkward corners and bringing in as many plants as possible. It adds a thick, rich texture while making the room come to life.

Less Formal

Keep it sleek and chic when you are going the less formal route. It enables you to make the room to feel modern and new.

Even though many of us have grown up on the idea of having a formal dining room, that ship is sailing quickly. This year, it’s all about removing the formal aspect from the dining room area and bringing a semi-open space. It’s an architectural dream to open up a room, bring in soft decor that feels new and fresh. Furthermore, it gives the room a modern touch that gives it a laid back feel. Work with soft elements that open up the room overall.

Mix and Match

Go as unique as possible when it comes to your chairs. Doing so will make the room come to life while still being on-trend.

All of your furniture and decorative pieces do not need to be the same, in fact, it’s all about mixing and matching the pieces seamlessly. This year, it’s less about appearing like a “catalog” and more about being comfortable and sleek. Choose one statement piece and work around it. It’s all about taking that element and working it through the room for a fresh, almost laid back approach. We are kicking built-in furniture to the side and showcasing cabinetry that embraces the room’s natural flow.

Asymmetrical Lines

Add a rug with unique lines to truly embrace the room. You can even move a few things around to make the room have a unique vibe.

We are going bold, daring and using shapes this time around. Asymmetrical lines, that have been paired with like-minded elements work well because it makes the room come to life seamlessly. Highlight the unique aspect of the room, by ensuring you bring in as much color and daring patterns as much as you can. Pair it with a uniquely shaped dining table.

Industrial Chandelier

One single industrial lamp could be the only thing you need to make the room feel that modern touch.

Going the industrial route is perfect for those that want to embrace the dining room while staying on-trend. Industrial decor isn’t key decorating anymore, but having an industrial light fixture will remain a top contender. Work with an industrial fixture that feels new and fresh to the room, it’s about bringing enough light that it makes the room feel fresh without making the space feel formal. It’s the contrast that makes the dining room truly come to life.

Round Table

Make the round table feel unique by adding new seating that truly feels grand and fresh while still being sleek.

When you are considering what shape to bring to the dining room- consider round. Round decor is perfect for those that want a smaller touch that does not take away from the room. Round tables tend to be smaller, and even more intimate. However, this year you want to work on having as many chairs as you possibly. It’s about making a round table feel sleek and warm.

Bring a Bench

You do not need to go over the top when it comes to your bench, you can get a simple one and embrace the idea.

Just when you thought to have a bench wasn’t going to have come back, here comes 2020 giving us the ultimate throwback. Bringing a bench not only adds additional seating, but it’s an upgrade so you get the most out of the room. Furthermore, having a bench enables you to get the most out of your seating, while still being sleek and cohesive. It’s more of a warming touch, pair with other colorful chairs to make the room come to life.

Colorful Chairs

Pair your colorful chairs with other colorful bits to make the room have a little something extra that’s fresh and modern

Making the room feel new is all about bringing new chairs into the mix. When it comes to bringing new chairs to go for a colorful touch. Having a set of colorful chairs works great as it gives the room a sleek approach. Pair with an upholstered touch to make the room feel that new touch that brings a new vibe to the room. Work with as many colors as you would like to embrace the new 2020 vibe.


Work in a stool or two to make the room come to life. Furthermore, it creates the contrasting touch you want that is felt throughout.

Barstools will no longer only be a part of the kitchen, they are now coming to the dining room. It’s all about embracing the natural flow of the room while adding a hint of freshness. You don’t have to embrace the entire room, instead pick a spot and make it come to life. A simple touch of having a stool can make the room that much cooler. It’s about making the space have a nice open and airiness without taking away from it.

Which of the 2020 dining room trends are you excited about? Share with us below.


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