Red Dining Room Ideas

Red dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a red 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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Thanksgiving  designed by Shannon Kelley
Thanksgiving Designed by Shannon Kelley
Backdrop New Color designed by Kate White
Backdrop New ColorDesigned by Kate White
Swanky Bar designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Swanky BarDesigned by Lindsey LaPrime
The pink room designed by Chloe Valdez
The pink roomDesigned by Chloe Valdez
Absinthe Dreams designed by Mielle Gifford
Absinthe DreamsDesigned by Mielle Gifford
Graphic Dining Room designed by Eliza Teixeira
Graphic Dining RoomDesigned by Eliza Teixeira
Spring Equinox Tablescape designed by Daniela Araya
Spring Equinox TablescapeDesigned by Daniela Araya
Cafe Spoak Design designed by Jendalyn Cohen
Cafe Spoak DesignDesigned by Jendalyn Cohen
Dining Room (Vintage Salon) designed by Jane Depgen
Dining Room (Vintage Salon)Designed by Jane Depgen
Afloral Design Challenge designed by Hayley Gale
Afloral Design ChallengeDesigned by Hayley Gale
Pink Vibes designed by Carolibeth Espinal
Pink VibesDesigned by Carolibeth Espinal
Dinner Party Vibes designed by Ally Paul
Dinner Party VibesDesigned by Ally Paul
Dinner Party Design designed by Lindsay Jones
Dinner Party DesignDesigned by Lindsay Jones
Check me out designed by Kate Seymour
Check me outDesigned by Kate Seymour
Dream Dining Room designed by Taylor Dobbs
Dream Dining RoomDesigned by Taylor Dobbs
Dream Dining Room designed by Samantha Garcia
Dream Dining RoomDesigned by Samantha Garcia
Dining Room 2 designed by Rxchel Abrahams
Dining Room 2Designed by Rxchel Abrahams
Wonderland Coffee designed by Carmyn Darby
Wonderland CoffeeDesigned by Carmyn Darby
ArtSper & FrameBridge Challenge designed by Jessica Dadosky
ArtSper & FrameBridge ChallengeDesigned by Jessica Dadosky
cafe Spoak. visual designed by Sophie Wilkinson
cafe Spoak. visualDesigned by Sophie Wilkinson
Dining 2 designed by Erin Arnold
Dining 2Designed by Erin Arnold
Dining Wall designed by Daniela Araya
Dining WallDesigned by Daniela Araya
Pequot designed by Allison Merzel
PequotDesigned by Allison Merzel
Year & Day designed by Marie Benjamin
Year & DayDesigned by Marie Benjamin

Design tips for decorating a red style dining room

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a red 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 red?

A red dining room is sure to make a bold statement. The color red is a vibrant and powerful hue that can evoke a range of emotions and sensations. Red is one of the primary colors, along with yellow and blue, and it holds a special place on the color wheel. In interior design, incorporating red can create a sense of energy and passion in a space. Red is often associated with warmth (fire), strength, power, love, and excitement.

It’s important to use red strategically or in moderation in your design, as it can be overwhelming if used excessively. Red is most often used as the main color in kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, and playrooms. Red can be used as a dominant color in your dining room to create a dramatic and stimulating atmosphere or as an accent color to add a pop of intensity. A pop of red doesn't just speak; it sings. You may have heard of the trending “unexpected red theory” that has taken over our social feeds. The theory is simple: Add something red to any room—even when it doesn’t match—and it will automatically look better. Fun fact: the term was coined by designer and Spoak member Taylor Migliazzo!

When it comes to finding a cohesive color palette that works well with red, there are a few options to consider. One classic choice is to pair red with its complementary color on the color wheel, which is green. This creates a vibrant and dynamic contrast. Another option is to go for a more harmonious look by combining red with analogous colors, such as shades of orange and purple. These colors are adjacent to red on the color wheel and create a visually pleasing and cohesive palette. Additionally, neutral colors like white, black, and gray can also complement red nicely, allowing it to stand out as the focal point. Your choice of complementary or harmonious colors will depend on the desired mood and style of your space.

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