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Are you designing a brown dining room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Main Lobby-Facing Long Wall designed by Leah Lawyer
Main Lobby-Facing Long WallDesigned by Leah Lawyer
Dream Dining Room designed by bailla wink
Dream Dining RoomDesigned by bailla wink
Dining Room designed by Kara Rudy
Dining RoomDesigned by Kara Rudy
Kitchen ID_dark walnut3 designed by Ann Pellegrino
Kitchen ID_dark walnut3Designed by Ann Pellegrino
Dining Room designed by Hanna Ruddock
Dining RoomDesigned by Hanna Ruddock
Artsper Festive Design Challenge designed by Caroline B. Scott
Artsper Festive Design ChallengeDesigned by Caroline B. Scott
Artsper Festive designed by Kirsten Rauffer
Artsper FestiveDesigned by Kirsten Rauffer
MITZITEST designed by Amber Wilcox
MITZITESTDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Breakfast Nook designed by Brenae Bradley
Breakfast NookDesigned by Brenae Bradley
Dining Room designed by Brenae Bradley
Dining RoomDesigned by Brenae Bradley
Spring Equinox Dinner Party designed by Daniela Araya
Spring Equinox Dinner PartyDesigned by Daniela Araya
Dining Room Thingology designed by Julie Rougeon
Dining Room ThingologyDesigned by Julie Rougeon
Traditional Dining Room designed by Hayley Gale
Traditional Dining RoomDesigned by Hayley Gale
Olive Martini designed by Joia Woods
Olive MartiniDesigned by Joia Woods
Design Challenge designed by Julia Lupariello
Design ChallengeDesigned by Julia Lupariello
Dining designed by Sally Crawford
DiningDesigned by Sally Crawford
Dining Room designed by Nichole Hill
Dining RoomDesigned by Nichole Hill
English Garden Party designed by Samantha Rice
English Garden PartyDesigned by Samantha Rice
Living dining designed by Shellie Kemp
Living diningDesigned by Shellie Kemp
Afloral Tablescape designed by Colette Peters
Afloral TablescapeDesigned by Colette Peters
Traditional Space designed by Jalisa Pierce
Traditional SpaceDesigned by Jalisa Pierce
Spring Equinox Party designed by Kate Albee
Spring Equinox PartyDesigned by Kate Albee
Jane Mood Board designed by Melissa Isles
Jane Mood BoardDesigned by Melissa Isles
Thanksgiving  designed by Shannon Kelley
Thanksgiving Designed by Shannon Kelley

Design tips for decorating a brown style dining room

Here’s how to achieve the brown aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a brown dining room?

Creating a dining room that serves as a welcoming hub for meals, gatherings, and memorable conversations begins with thoughtful planning. The arrangement of furniture not only influences the room's aesthetic appeal but also its practicality and comfort. By employing a strategic approach to your dining room design, you can achieve a space that harmonizes form and function, making every meal an experience to cherish.

Whether you're in the process of a dining room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the dining room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Dining Table & Chairs: The heart of the dining room, your table should be chosen with care, considering its shape, size, and placement. This piece sets the tone for the room's overall design and functionality, acting as the anchor for all other elements. Pro tip: Divide your table’s outside dimensions by 24 inches to find out how many people you can seat comfortably. Complementing your table, the chairs should offer comfort and style.
  • Storage Furniture: Practical yet stylish storage solutions like buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are key to a clutter-free dining area. They provide essential storage and a space for serving dishes. Position these pieces to maintain a clear pathway around the table, ideally 3-4 feet from the table’s edge.
  • Area Rug: Love them or hate them, rugs in the dining room are a hot topic. A well-chosen rug can define the dining space and add a layer of warmth and texture. If you opt for a rug, ensure it extends at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides, allowing chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out.
  • Decorative Lighting: Central lighting, such as a chandelier or pendant, should be positioned directly above the table to illuminate the area evenly and serve as a visual centerpiece. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dining room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Get creative and have fun with your dining room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

How do you decorate with brown?

More popular with traditional and mid-century design styles, brown is making a modern comeback. Chocolate.

Lighter browns can create a backdrop of subtle warmth, perfect for spaces meant to feel open and airy. Darker browns add depth and solidity, ideal for creating focal points or a sense of grounding in larger spaces.

Brown can serve as a neutral foundation in your color palette, allowing other colors to pop and stand out. Consider using brown as a base color for larger furniture pieces like sofas or rugs. The beauty of brown often lies in its texture. Incorporate brown through natural materials such as wood, leather, or even brick walls to add depth and tactile interest to your space. A richly grained wooden table or a supple leather armchair can bring warmth and character.

Brown pairs well with a variety of colors. For a sophisticated, modern look, pair dark browns with jewel tones like sapphire blue or emerald green. To prevent your space from feeling too heavy or monochromatic, balance brown with lighter neutrals such as cream, beige, or soft gray. These colors can help lift the visual weight of brown and create a harmonious, balanced look.

To embrace the natural moodiness of brown, incorporate other earth tones like taupe, terracotta, caramel, or burnt orange. These warm and rich hues can create a sense of depth and sophistication in your space. Consider using these shades in upholstery, curtains, or even wall paint to add warmth and character to your dining room.

Brown pairs beautifully with warm colors like orange, red, or gold. Consider incorporating these warm hues through accent pillows, throws, or artwork to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The combination of brown with warm colors can evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation.

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