White Dining Room Ideas

White dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a white 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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Mock-up--DiningCorner designed by Mackenzie Schieck
Mock-up--DiningCornerDesigned by Mackenzie Schieck
Island Pendants designed by Heather Pierret
Island PendantsDesigned by Heather Pierret
Content Space designed by Michelle Wilson
Content SpaceDesigned by Michelle Wilson
Molly & Dan Dining Room Mood Board designed by Team Seawah
Molly & Dan Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Team Seawah
Dorm Room designed by Priscilla M
Dorm RoomDesigned by Priscilla M
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Becky Walter
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Becky Walter
Dining Room designed by Camille Gray
Dining RoomDesigned by Camille Gray
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Ana Prieto
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Ana Prieto
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Michelle Greenhut
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Michelle Greenhut
OUTDATED_Dining Room chairs designed by Kacey Dillier
OUTDATED_Dining Room chairsDesigned by Kacey Dillier
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1  (copy 4) designed by Melissa Isles
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1 (copy 4)Designed by Melissa Isles
Dining Room_color designed by Kacey Dillier
Dining Room_colorDesigned by Kacey Dillier
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1  (copy 3) designed by Melissa Isles
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1 (copy 3)Designed by Melissa Isles
Dining Room designed by Serena Finnerty
Dining RoomDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Untitled designed by courtney Lauti
UntitledDesigned by courtney Lauti
Living & Dinning designed by Marcela Estrada
Living & DinningDesigned by Marcela Estrada
3rd Floor Landing designed by Madi Johnson
3rd Floor LandingDesigned by Madi Johnson
Lighting designed by D. Hines
LightingDesigned by D. Hines
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1  (copy 5) designed by Melissa Isles
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1 (copy 5)Designed by Melissa Isles
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1  (copy 4) designed by Melissa Isles
Dining table, Chairs & Lights option 1 (copy 4)Designed by Melissa Isles
3320 - UNIT A - Dining / Kitchen designed by Channing Nichols
3320 - UNIT A - Dining / KitchenDesigned by Channing Nichols
Other designed by Anastasia Klepikova
OtherDesigned by Anastasia Klepikova
Untitled designed by Georgia Miller
UntitledDesigned by Georgia Miller
Untitled designed by Yasmeen Haddad
UntitledDesigned by Yasmeen Haddad

Design tips for decorating a white style dining room

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

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

Technically, white is not a color (you can thank science for that). But in design, the bazillion (yes, we counted) shades of white paint swatches may beg to differ. White is considered a neutral color, as it can easily blend with other colors and create a versatile backdrop for various design styles. In interior design, white is commonly used to create a sense of spaciousness and brightness, making a room feel open and airy. It can also serve as a canvas for showcasing other colors or elements in a space.

White is often associated with cleanliness, simplicity, and a sense of calmness. It is a popular color choice for minimalist and contemporary designs, as it allows for a clean and uncluttered aesthetic. Other neutrals such as gray, beige, and taupe create a sophisticated and timeless look when paired with white. These subdued hues provide a sense of calm and balance, allowing white to shine as the focal point. For some white-washed inspiration for your dining room, check out one of our favorite designer Leanne Ford’s “light, bright, and airy” aesthetic.

There are different shades and undertones of white which can create different effects in a room. Warm whites read more pink, yellow, or orange, while cool whites read more blue or green. When working with white and selecting your white paint swatch, consider the lighting and other elements in your space to achieve the desired ambiance in your dining room. The beauty of white is its ability to reflect light, making spaces feel airy and bright. Maximize natural light with sheer curtains or strategically placed mirrors. In the evenings, soft, warm artificial lighting can enhance the cozy, enveloping feel of a white room.

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