30 Stunning Dining Room Ideas That’ll Make Every Weeknight Dinner Special


Fresh Wallpaper


Wainscoting or a chair rail creates a perfect base to highlight a favorite pattern. Lining just the top half of the wall also lets a pricey pick go further.


Textured Neutrals

A concise color palette will help your first floor decor flow seamlessly. “Neutrals like grays and natural materials like leather and stone are foolproof together,” says designer Amber Lewis. Layer in various textures like a rattan pendant and woven rug to add excitement.


White Backdrop

It’s hard to beat classic white walls. “It’s bright and clean, and it acts as a blank canvas for the rest of the decor,” Lewis says. (It also helps reflect natural light, which can help the room feel bigger.) Pick a shade with a hint of gray to make it feel warm and inviting.


Bright Seating

Let your chairs set the scene by picking a set in an unexpected color, like this sunny yellow or an inviting blush pink. Your guests won’t hesitate to take a seat.


Circular Table

A room full of boxy pieces can quickly feel cramped, so go with a round dining table for a dynamic element. Plus, it’s easier to walk around in tight spaces.


Painted Floors

Instead of redoing the walls, change the color underfoot for a makeover with major impact. A bright aqua color here sets off antique wood furniture.


Bold Tablecloth


Swap in statement linens to change the look of your dining room on the fly. A brightly colored floral pattern like this one also hides inevitable stains and spills better than a solid color, too.


Smart Screen

Partition off the eating area from the rest of the living space with a decorative folding screen and its own rug. By visually outlining various zones, you can make an open area feel more intimate.

Built-In Seating

A cushioned bench can help make the most of a small space. You can position the table closer to the wall or the window and fit more people in for family meals. Pop in plenty of pillows to cozy up the little nook.


Unexpected Touches

The table and chairs act as the focal point of your dining room, but show the rest of your space some love, too. “Do something unexpected,” advises Rachel Bliefnick, founder of the design blog This Is Our Bliss. “Give your ceiling an interesting paint treatment, or put punchy pillows on your dining chairs and then layer a bold rug over your existing one.”


Mirrors Everywhere

If you’re short on art, choose a variety of mirrors for your walls instead. They’ll bounce light around a small dining room — and make candlelit dinners that much prettier.


Family Photos

Here’s another easy option for your dining room walls: Display family photos in a grid of matching frames. They’ll look even better in your home than your Instagram feed.


Saturated Hue

A deep teal takes this cozy dining nook to the next level, especially since it’s echoed in plush cushions and cute tableware.


Colorful Runner

The easiest way to spruce up your dining room based on your mood: Create a neutral design, then keep an assortment of colorful runners around to add a pop of color instantly.


Vibrant Curtains



Even though the table and light fixtures in this room steal the show, it’s the playful window treatments that bring the space to life and make it memorable.

Statement Lighting

Just because your dining room is on the cozier side doesn’t mean you have to skip on bold light fixtures. This gold globe pendant makes a statement flying solo — and would look just as good as a trio over a larger dining room table or island.


Mismatched Seating

Gone are the days of matchy-matchy dining sets. Find a table you love, like the rustic one here, then surround it with complementary chair pairings like ornate cane and plush upholstery.


Trendy Chairs


Create a clean look with transparent dining chairs (wipeable, so great for kids!). Then mix in a variety of textures, like matte-painted walls, a polished table, and woven blinds.


Rustic Bench

Tone down an ornate table with natural-looking seating made with knotted wood. Top it with a plush pillow for added comfort.


Farm-to-Table Nook


Your breakfast table gets extra charming with the combination of metal bistro-style chairs and farm-style vintage seating.


Dinner Table Sectional

Fill a kitchen corner with a low profile couch (look for one covered in an easy-to-clean fabric like Sunbrella), then nestle in a square table. Genius!


Outside Inspiration

Instead of using the traditional dining room, escape to a more casual sunroom or screened-in seating area for a fresh approach to the dinner party. Guests will feel right at home in the relaxed space.


Classic Colors

The always-in-style combo of black and white acts as a great starting palette. From there, pop in playful accents like green and yellow.


Functional Island

Extend a block island to add ample seating, or position a table adjacent to it. Then hang stunning fixtures for elevated dining right in your kitchen.


Playful Plaid

Give formal seats a playful edge by painting them in a happy hue (orange!) and covering the cushions in a preppy tartan print.


Oversized Art

Take a tip from this Connecticut farmhouse by hanging a larger-than-life piece of art. Bonus tip: Hang art low so that it will be at eye-level when your guests are sitting.


Tablescape Decor

This vibrant Utah home’s dining room follows a cool color palette, but achieves serious impact with a unique jar centerpiece.


Opposites Attract


This Toronto family wasn’t afraid to mix rustic with luxe decor in their dining room. The combination of a blocky wood table with circular gold pendant lamps is surprisingly polished and fresh.


Contrasting Colors

White Thonet-style chairs juxtapose a dark wooden table in this Hoboken, New Jersey, apartment. The effect? A clean color palette with a timeless vibe.


Nautical Decor

Our advice: Let beach houses be beach houses. Oceanic influences are obvious in this New Jersey beach house, and how dreamy is this multi-toned blue dining nook?

25+ Dining Room Lighting Ideas for Every Style


The Best Dining Room Light Fixtures

When it comes to enjoying meals at home with family or friends, the dining room is a special place for making memories. So, of course, you want to rev up your space with beautiful lighting. But do you choose the perfect light fixture?

Several things may impact a decision from the shape and size of your table to the number of lumens or watts you may need to set the right mood, especially if your space is a multi-use spot for various activities like crafting or homework. To help you illuminate things, we gathered our favorite tips and ideas for dining room lighting


Shabby Chic Chandelier

To make this casual dining room that gets used daily feel more special for formal occasions, the designers at Studio McGee installed an Italian-inspired chandelier bought at Shade of Light. The shabby chic fixture elevates the space without leaving a fussy impression.

Tip: Chandeliers that use multiple bulbs can emit lots of light. Installing a dimmer switch will allow you to control ​brightness.


Branch Chandelier

In this impossibly chic dining room by Regan Baker Design, a ceiling medallion anchors the Branching Chandelier by Lindsey Adelman. The fixtures sinewy brass limbs and handblown glass globes refine the room without overpowering the rest of the décor.


Crystal Chandelier

When remodeling this home, the objective for interior designer Zoë Feldman was to create a cozy space with a modern edge. To achieve the goal in the dining room, Feldman installed a Boule de Cristal Chandelier by Restoration Hardware. Its sleek appearance has a less is more vibe that is just dressy enough for the modernist-inspired space.
Tip: Long light fixtures like this one work best centered over lengthy tabletops that seat more than six people.


Linear Chandelier

Who says chandeliers have to be all glam and glitz? Here a linear example from the Alden collection by Kichler is a stylish gesture that does not overwhelm a neutral space by Leslie Cotter Interiors.


When to Swag a Chandelier

The You Make It Chandelier Kit by Lindsey Adelman includes standard industry parts for building this brass light fixture seen in a bungalow by interior design firm Scheer and Company.

Tip: Because the wiring in the ceiling wasn’t directly over the table, the chandelier was centered using swag.

Brendan Ravenhill Cord Lamp

When simplicity is key, consider something like the Cord Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill. Its triangular armature features three LED bulbs that generate 750 lumens each—all together that is brighter than a single 100 Watt Incandescent. In this home, by interior designer Lynn Kleonidas the fixture illuminates a minimalist dining room with custom wood furniture.


Glass Chandelier

Taking center stage in this dining room by Regan Baker Design is a staggered glass chandelier by West Elm. The 38-inch long fixture is the perfect length for the six-seat dining room table.

Tip: Keep chandeliers or pendant lighting out of your face by installing at least 30 inches over the table.


Retro Hourglass Chandelier

This stylish dining room by Leslie Cotter Interiors combines neutral colors and bold wallpaper from Thibaut’s Watermark Collection with a retro hourglass chandelier designed by Rejuvenation.


Vintage Warehouse Lighting

Vintage warehouse lighting can give a casual dining spot a functional makeover. Here a couple of rewired, old-timey fixtures pepper on personality in a space designed by Moon Architect and Builder. ​

Tip: Many pendants lights like these can use dimmable 300-watt incandescent bulbs.


Glass Bubble Chandelier

Wow-worthy lighting does not have to cost a small fortune. While the light fixture in this beautiful dining room by Heidi Caillier Design cost thousands of dollars, the Bubble Glass Orb Chandelier by World Market is a pitch-perfect knockoff that cost less $200.


Midcentury Chandelier

Unlike Edison bulbs, Mason jars, and sponge painted walls; Midcentury-inspired lighting withstands décor trends. These Plaza Chandeliers oozing with Mad Men style prove our point. The fixtures by School House Electric and Supply Company are both understated and eye-catching.

Tip: To show off the fabulous lighting in this casual dining room, interior designer Zoë Feldman painted the ceiling black.


Robert Abbey Bling Chandelier

Want to hang something fancy over a rustic table? The Bling Convertible Chandelier by Robert Abbey pours on the drama in this farmhouse-inspired dining room by Lindsay MacRae Interiors.


Glass and Metal Pendant Lights

You can find sophisticated lighting to buy at unexpected places. In this dining space decorated by Heidi Caillier Design, the glass and metal cage pendants are from (surprise!) Pottery Barn Kids.

Tip: Because each fixture only generates 60 watts, to illuminate the entire table two were hung instead of one.


Stunning Pendant Light

The gold Arabelle pendant light by Aerin brings a bit of glam to a traditional dining room by Aidan Design. We love this fixture for its fresh floral motif.

Wood Bead Chandelier

The crowning jewel in this colorful dining room by West Trade Interiors is a blue beaded chandelier by Selamat Designs. The fixture produces up to 60 watts of ambient light. A couple of wall sconces on either side of the painting boost illumination when needed.

Tip: Layering light in a room using different fixtures will help you create a more functional and comfortable space.

Classic Cage Style Lighting

Understated elegance best describes the Norwell Linear Cage Pendant in polished nickel shown in this dining room decorated by Chango and Company. The fixture adds shine to the room’s quiet palette.


Off-Center Lighting

If you are gaga for geometric décor, say hello to the Pythagoras Pendant Lamp. Two of them brighten this dining space by Homepolish. The frosted pentagonal glass panels keep the 100-watt bulb in each out of sight while casting a soft glow.

Tip: Notice how the pendants are not centered? Placing the centerpiece on the table between the fixtures establishes balance.


Modern Farmhouse Lighting


When done right, black cords are no longer cringe-worthy. Case in point, the black electrical cord on this industrial-inspired pendant light adds modern farmhouse appeal to this transitional dining room by Chango and Company.

Faceted Orb Pendant Light

Fresh paint, wall art and the Euclidean Pendant from Anthropologie were the crucial ingredients in this dining room update by Megan Born. ​

Tip: When creating a gallery wall in your dining room consider displaying things high enough to be seen over seated guests.


Modo Chandelier

Globe lighting is simple, elegant and timeless. That is why we are fascinated with the Modo Chandelier in this casual and hip dining room by Regan Baker Design. The industrial-inspired light fixture designed by Roll and Hill, adds a little edge to the contemporary space.


Terracotta Pendant Light

Inspired by a fabric crease this terra-cotta fixture called the Marset Pleat Box Pendant Light beautifully complements the rattan dining chairs in this space designed by Ore Studios.

Tip: Infusing a room with natural elements and earthy textures will warm up your space.

Rattan Pendant Lights

We love rattan pendant lights because after a quick online search you can find them in a wide range of price points. The black ones in this eclectic dining room by Chango and Company are both chic and casual.


Pear Shaped Chandelier

We adore classic pear-shaped chandeliers like this one called The Chanteuse by Currey and Company. The fixtures cascading frosted, crystal beads is the cherry on top of this dining room by Studio McGee.

Colorful Lampshade


A bright, yellow rattan lampshade tops off this quirky dining room by Studio Monroe. Balancing the lemony shade is the black and white rug with oversized stripes.


Oversized Lantern


An oversized Morris Lantern brings a modern farmhouse inspired dining room to the next level in this home remodeled by Studio McGee. Additional pieces with metallic finishes such as the clock exude a bit of luxury without conveying stuffiness.

Wagon Wheel Chandelier

This homey dining room by Graystone Custom Builders strikes a chic balance between casual and formal. Capping things off is a wagon inspired fixture called the Geoffrey Chandelier by Arteriors. It hangs purposely from a rusted chain and features a large wood ring with Edison bulbs.

35 Coolest Unique Dining Tables Ideas


Unique dining tables offer you so much potential to transform your home and life. Gone are the days when dining tables used to be purely functional pieces.
If you are looking for a creatively cool dining table then you have come to the right place.
We have covered unique coffee tables, now we have searched high and low for a wide variety of the most awesome tables on the planet.


The Most Unique Dining Tables


There are lots of unique dining table ideas here for all kinds of spaces. We have unique dining tables for small spaces and transforming extendable ones for those who love to entertain.
Read on and make your pick from our extensive range of choices :


#1 The SALCOMBE Table by John Lee

This unique dining table derives inspiration from Mother Nature’s backyard. Made using solid ash, it mimics the natural erosion process of coastal rocks. It is the ultimate piece for everyone who loves to boring the outdoors in.


#2 Modloft Astor Dining Table

This contemporary dining table design features clean lines and a minimalist finish. The all-white exterior is the picture of sophistication. And get this! It has a secret compartment at the middle that extends to accommodate extra guests.


#3 Vox Oak Dining Table with Built-In Trivet

If you are all about wooden furniture with a classic look then this is the piece for you. The metal opening in the middle adds to its appeal and functionality. To top it all up, it has built-in drawers that come in handy for storing cutlery and other odds and ends.


#4 Duffy London Swing Table

This has to be one of the most unique dining tables ever. It transforms the meal-time experience into a relaxing adventure. It also adds a bit of spice to your interior space as it projects creativity from all angles.


#5 The Wally Transforming Space-Saving Dining Table

City life at times condemns us to small spaces and we have to do without most conveniences. Wally makes it possible to enjoy all the features of modern dining with this space saving dining table. He comes in a wide array of colors to spruce up your space as well.


#6 Langley Street Killyglen Dining Table

Geometric designs will never go out of style and this awesome table is sufficient proof of that. It has a classic glass top and an angular base made using beechwood. It creates an impression of space due to its minimalist design making it ideal for a small dining room.


#7 Custom Made Live Edge Natural Dining Tables

This is as close to nature as you can come if you love to keep it real. These unique dining table ideas transform your living room into the ultimate relaxation zone. They elicit feelings of being out on a picnic bench taking in all the wonders of nature.


#8 Butterfly Table by Tonin Casa

The butterfly table brings you the best of both worlds. It uses a modern finish and the timeless appeal of natural inspiration right to your dining space. The elegant finish makes it ideal for any type of interior décor. Choose between the marble top and the extendable design.


#9 Trent Austin Design Croixs Dining Table

Looking for the perfect piece to complete your rustic furniture collection? Look no further than this remarkable piece. It features a sturdy construction and clean lines for those who love to keep it simple.


#10 Galvin Cafeteria Table

When space is an issue then you have to be creative or risk losing out. This cafeteria dining table comes complete with retracting stools underneath the top. This provides the perfect storage space as well as an alluring layered look.


#11 Rockhampton Round Dining Table

Mesmerize your guests with one of these unique dining table ideas. It goes way beyond the ordinary design while offering lots of visual appeal and functionality. It has a refined look to it that will give your space an instant facelift.


#12 Custom Made Rustic Walnut and Blue Glass Dining Tables

This rustic dining table set takes you on a trip back into time. The execution is artistic and shows great attention to detail. Set it in contrast to a modern interior décor or compete your rustic theme and create harmony. Either way, you cannot go wrong.


#13 Cadogan Extendable Dining Table

The best thing about this dining table is that you would never notice it is extendable. It seems so perfectly finished, so complete, that it would catch you off-guard. But it sure comes in handy when you need to wow your guests and make them feel at home in style.


#14 Obssedia Dining Table

When nothing will do except the very best, then you need one of these unique dining tables. The aluminum bas is the highlight thanks to its captivating rhythm. The artistry of it all is so mesmerizing and inspiring. It makes the perfect centerpiece for any home.


#15 Wade Logan Lansford Dining Table

The Wade Logan is one amazing dining set. It takes on its own identity to create the ideal statement piece for your dining space. It offers lots of artistic relief with the shapely pedestals on which the top sits. And the minimalism of it all is extraordinary.


#16 Vox Hidden Container Dining Table

This is the kind of table that could grace any space, dining room, kitchen or even study. If you are looking for unique dining tables for small spaces this is it. The white color creates an illusion of space while the hidden compartment offers lots of discrete storage space.


#17 Branka

Whether you are looking to grace a casual or formal dining space, you cannot go wrong with the Branka. It features a unique base that turns it into a masterpiece. It also gives it the ultimate contemporary look to ensure it never goes out of style.


#18 Ilias Fragkakis Union White Table

For those who love to stand out then the Union Table is just right. It contravenes the ordinary with its unique shape. This gives character to your dining space and offers artistic inspiration. It is the kind of table that adds luster to every occasion and every meal.


#19 Langley Street Sheryl Oval Dining Table

Simplicity is at the core of this design. It is what makes it all the more outstanding and aesthetically irresistible. It sports a classic look that uses solid oak to add a touch of sophistication. The top starbust effect makes it all the more alluring.


#20 Nori Round Oak Dining Table

This is one of the most unique dining tables for small spaces. It is simple yet beautiful. It takes up very little room but can seat up to five people comfortably. So gather the family around and bring back memories of the good times.


#21 Germana Dining Table

The first thing that springs to mind when you first see this unique dining table set is sophistication. Everything from the distinct leg design to the catchy color choice is on point. the contrast between the golden base and marble top completes the effect perfectly.


#22 Yasmine Dining Table

At times it is not so much about utility as it is about elegance. When decorating your contemporary interior you need that one piece that ties it all together. That piece is Yasmine, with her curvy base and the gold and black finish. She is the perfect centerpiece for a contemporary space.


#23 Florence Dining Table

Borrow a leaf from the classic era with this unique dining table. She sports a shapely pedestal that also offers solid support for the hardwood top. The blend of solid pine and mahogany does the piece justice and makes it an elegant choice for a sophisticated homeowner.


#24 Retro Herringbone Design Dutchbone Dining Table

Bring back the memories with this old school design. It has an acacia wood veneer top that lets you peek into the grain of the wood. And the geometric base gives it an antique feel. All you need to do is get the perfect pendant lighting and the effect will be complete.


#25 Wade Logan Snow Dining Table

Your dining needs might change from time to time. This is the piece that adapts to every one of those changes. It has a butterfly leaf that offers extra room when need be. The all-white finish gives it a contemporary edge that can never grow old.


#26 Reditum Lignaro Oak Table With Magnetic Legs

Unique dining tables go beyond the obvious and offer something more. This piece uses magnetic legs to meet that definition. The legs can be attached in a variety of ways to offer different functions. The stylish top makes it ideal for any space.


#27 Delilah Dining Table

Your dining table does not have to conform to the convention. Try this bold look and watch your room take on a personality. The geometric base is both sophisticated and eye-catching. The simple glass top directs attention where it belongs to make this the perfect centrepiece.


#28 Vita Cross Legged Dining Table In Black And Acacia

This unique kitchen table and chairs are effortlessly elegant. The cross-legged design lends the set authenticity and gives it a certain royal look. Whatever the occasion, this design will be a major highlight and will make it a memorable experience.


#29 Briles Dining Table

Sleek is the name of the game when it comes to this piece. It is a simple and cool dining table that does not try too hard to please. That is probably what makes it awesome. The shapely pedestal makes it a beauty to behold and adds visual interest to your room.


#30 Birchwood Dining Table By Specimen

The whimsical design on this table promises a relaxing experience for all who recline. It is an elegant piece that can fit any type of décor. It would make a unique dining table to suit an artistic personality and give them the inspiration they need.


#31 Dante

What makes round tables particularly convenient is that they do not take up much space. This piece can seat six comfortably and is also able to fit in any space. White is the perfect color as it does not give off the cluttered look associated with darker hues.


#32 Dutchbone Alagon Wooden Dining Table

Wooden dining tables are a popular favorite. They have a familiar feel of warmth to them that can convert a house into a home. Any family would appreciate the rustic charm evident in this design. its tapered legs give it an industrial touch that gives it greater visual interest. Find it Here.


#33 Cassius Trestle Dining Table

For those who are in love with minimalist pieces then this was made for you. It has a simple glass top and a base that is almost not there. The shape of the legs is what gives them away and creates aesthetic appeal around the table.


#34 Oak Perpendic-S By Speciman

Unique dining tables for sale at times bring to life the oldest memories we have. This table takes us back to lunch in the early days. Think of how great that memory would feel right in your indoor space.


#35 Levante Extending Table

This unique dining table combines glass, wood and metal to capture the best in all possible worlds. The texture of wood and classy look of glass provides a welcome contrast that generates great visual interest. The extending leaves on the edges ensure that everyone can join in the fun.

Dining Chair Ideas: Which Style Best Suits Your Room?


Whether it’s an impromptu lunch or a grand Christmas banquet, your dining room is where you gather your favourite people together. Get everyone sitting comfortably and make your décor and taste a (complimentary, of course) topic of conversation thanks to your dining chairs.
From modern and contemporary styles to retro and vintage designs, we’ll help you choose the right furniture for the feel you want to create. We’ll also help you see how you can accessorise around your table to enhance the look you are going for.
Don’t feel down if your dining room is on the small side either. We’ve got tips on how to bring the best out of a limited space. The designs we have available are all intended to give you a comfortable seat along with excellent aesthetics. So whatever the occasion is that has you at the table, you and your guests will be sitting pretty.


Modern dining chairs for contemporary dining rooms

Modern dining chairs are found in an interesting array of shapes. They often feature slim, streamlined silhouettes with embellishments kept to a bare minimum. Curved, smooth back shapes also crop up regularly. This allows them to fit seamlessly into open plan spaces, so they’re perfect for kitchen come dining rooms if you have a minimalistic layout.

Want to add an industrial vibe to your dining room? Fully metallic models or hairpin metal leg designs will complement or create that feel. The clean linear lines of slender metal bases will slot into all kinds of contemporary spaces. Plastic constructions also abound in modern dining chair designs; they’ve come a long way in aesthetics and can be moulded into all sorts of desirable shapes. They will make a place instantly feel more contemporary. For one, if you have a plain wooden table you can use plastic chairs to give the dining room a fresh and modern texture update. They also offer up a wide array of shades (from monochrome to bright and vibrant) if you want to mix and match some colour into your décor.

Modern designs in metal, plastic and other materials aren’t just perfect for creating unconventional shapes and silhouettes. These designs also have excellent function to go with the form. So while they make décor statements, you’ll also enjoy using them to sit and eat every day. No attention has been spared to ensure that their comfort is matched by their standalone chic.

Another beauty of contemporary design is that it’s not bound by anything. You can also have modern styles and shapes in traditional materials. Bent wood in particular is a staple used for dining chairs. It’s manufactured by wetting wood through soaking or steaming to make it more flexible. Then, it’s curved to create those smooth, minimalistic outlines in the beautiful look and feel of wood.

The best chairs for a retro dining room

Ever wanted to step (or sit) back in time? Look to retro dining chairs to give your furniture a vintage feel.
Upholstered designs with metallic or wooden frames are a signature retro style. You can find padded seats that are colourfully covered with a texture to contrast with the chrome metal frames. A cantilevered chair (where there’s a tubular metal that supports you instead of four legs) is an easy way to channel 70’s style. Likewise, you can choose bright fabric or white dining chairs with the unmistakeable warmth and woody tones from timber frames and legs.
If the chairs aren’t going into an already retro-styled dining room, a first step to build the vibe can be to have a retro-feel light fitting above the table. Around the room, think high contrast colours and shiny metallic finishes. You can accessorise further by hanging a mirror with a by-gone era frame too. (Consider an ornate or circular mirror design for example). As well as chairs at your table, benches can also bring a retro touch to any dining room. They’ll sit charmingly alongside upholstered designs with wooden legs.


Vintage dining chairs for a classic look

Oak dining chairs and spindle back designs will bring a classic, rustic feel to any space. Spindle backs (recognisable by the spaced out vertical rods in the back rest) are very versatile and will work with a range of table designs. A ladder back style (where there are horizontal slats at the rear) is also a classic chair choice. Its simplicity also lends itself to wide choice of décor options.

You can also be a bit daring with either style and choose the same model in a range of colours. Wood grain on its own brings warmth to a room. If you have other timber furniture, a blend of wood tones can have an engaging effect. It also works excellently in tandem with other materials. Wood and cord are classic partners that bring a vintage, coastal feel with their texture blend.

Mid-century modern dining chairs are a key interiors trend and will elevate any space stylishly. They are recognisable by their uncluttered shapes and clean lines. Smooth, moulded plastic backrests with slender or geometric metallic bases are common designs. (If it’s not coming to mind, think of the 1960s furniture in the wildly popular series Mad Men). Form and function were vital back then and it’s been boosted now with modern ergonomic knowledge. You’re promised an excellent anatomical fit so you can sit long and comfortably. There’s also bold colour variety; choose a set of white dining chairs for a monochrome décor plan or create a vivid blend of different shades.

How to choose the best chairs for your dining room


Whenever planning for any new furniture, the mantra is always ‘measure meticulously’. Ensure your new chairs will fit around your table and into the space.

Room not enormous? No worries. Just be sure to choose chairs that can be easily tucked away to reduce clutter. As well as chairs, benches will also work well in small dining room. They can be handily hidden away and can squeeze more people in. Stackable and folding designs are also perfect for small spaces. Aside from being stacked up out of the way, folding chairs can also be hooked up on the wall when they’re not in use. It’s also a good opportunity to brighten up the room with different colours.

Another option for smaller spaces, is opting for a bench instead. It will tuck perfectly underneath the table and will create a lot more space in the room, for when you’re not using it. It’s also a perfect solution for when you are hosting larger parties, as more people can fit onto a bench. For a more casual look, benches are a great way to create a lot more space in a less formal style.


Bright colours will work well with glass tables, and in a small room they’ll enhance light. Round tables are not only very good choices for small spaces, but are also the most sociable option. You can keep a couple of foldable chairs stacked away in a cupboard ready for extra guests so you’ll always be ready to host.
It’s worth considering who your regular table guests are going to be too. Upholstered designs may not be ideal if you have kids or host them regularly. Smooth surfaces like plastic and wood are easier to wipe down and keep clean after spillages.

Also, consider what chairs may sit well with your table. A glass table design will go well with metallic chairs to give an industrial feel. They’ll also slot stylishly in with a wooden top table with metallic legs. If it’s more rustic or farmhouse dining table, vintage chair designs with spindle backs can finish that look. Minimalistic or Scandinavian-inspired tables pair excellently with streamlined modern and mid-century chairs.
Letting your table and chair sit on a rug is another stylish trick to accessorise the place well. Match your rug and table shapes for uniformity or mix it up if you see fit. Even in a tiny space, a circular table can become much more of a showpiece by placing it on a rug. It’s a superb way to add more colour and texture to your dining room too. Make sure there’s 24 inches (61cm) free each side so you (or guests) don’t trip as you get up from the table. We’ll give you another crucial tip with that too, don’t invest in any rugs that are too fluffy. They absorb stray crumbs and we don’t want to make any more housework for you.

Along with being a charming décor addition, a sideboard does wonders for organisation. Stash crockery, tableware and linen out of sight but close at hand. There are a variety of styles too. So, you can maintain your minimalist aesthetic with a gloss white design or keep up a rustic feel by choosing a warm-toned oak piece. Their tops are also prime for displaying ornaments, photos and flowers for finishing touch. The walls and ceilings can also support the look you are trying to achieve. Going for a contemporary feel? Try hanging modern artwork or prints. Industrial vibe? Try a copper or brass light fixture. Want to enhance the room’s light? Fix a mirror or two and it’ll brighten up where you eat and entertain.

35 Modern Dining Room Ideas and Designs


Dining rooms should be convivial, welcoming and comfortable. It is a place to converge, to dine, to entertain friends and for families to spend time together. Modern dining homes ideas and designs are functional and efficient as they are stylish and beautiful. Have a dining room that will personify you and your style. Whether you are renovating or building, here are some great modern dining room ideas and designs to help you out:


1. City Blue Chic

City dwellers will certainly love this streamlined and space-saving dining room idea. One side is set against a window seat to save space. The chic modern Scandinavian style is perfect for apartments with open floor plans.

2. Cozy Corner

You don’t need an entire room for your dining set. This dining area is snug in its corner. The placement is ideal to improve foot traffic. Minimalist styling keeps the room looking bigger than it is. The brick faux window wall is a great conversational piece.

3. White and Creative Pieces

Relieve your basic white dining room with few creative pieces. The large green wall feature gives a pop of colour, the golden stool is interesting and the dining table is unique with its recycled sewing machine feet. Modern with a touch of nostalgic.

4. Waxed Wood Classic

Waxed wood dining rooms are classic. They have been around since our parents built their homes, and the style is still going strong. To give a modern touch to the cherished style, add modern cushioned chairs, clear the clutter and install current and awe-inspiring pendant lights.

5. Warm Rustic

Create the cottage kitchen charm by going rustic. Raw wooden table, concrete floors and a wood fireplace! A stack of firewood brings in the ultimate bucolic vibe. Keep it modern with clean walls, modern chairs and minimalist floating shelves.


6. Embossed Metal Ceiling

Clean lines, functionality and less adornment are the top trends of modern dining room ideas and designs. But a little glitz can always make things more interesting. An embossed metal ceiling adds a lot of shine without clashing with the room’s subdued modern theme.


7. Skylight Splendour

Modern dining room ideas and designs are light, airy and uncluttered. Refresh your stuffy and cramped dining rooms by adding light. A skylight will open the space, add natural lighting and is a great room feature.

8. Wood and Grey

This room exudes beauty in functionality. A minimalist dark grey pendant light, mirrored walls, natural wood table and serving bar and dark grey rattan sculptural chairs.

9. Starburst Brown Dining Room

Modern, stylish and opulent. This is dining room with lots of personality! Ideal for homes and people who aren’t afraid of making a statement. The few adornments – the starburst chandelier and colourful wall art, speak volumes in elegance and gorgeousness.


10. Mix of Sand Colours

This is another modern Scandinavian designed dining room. The thin picture frames on the wall, the round pendant lights and the neutral rug are modern, subdued, and graceful. A touch of charming quaintness is injected with Danish bucket chairs in a lovely mix of different sand hues.


11. Dramatic Touches

When the room is small, go big on style and dramatic effects. Darker shades are more dramatic. Add glass, mirrors and shiny details to offset the dark tone. The bubble pendant lights, modern mirror feature and silver add-ons complete the eye-catching and dramatic dining room.


12. Elegant Minimalist

Beauty in simplicity. Sparsely decorated, each item carry a punch in style and excellent design. This dining room banks on space, efficiency and natural elements – natural lighting, bare concrete floors, clean walls and scrubbed wood.


13. Nook Diner

Small doesn’t have to be drab. Copy the cool and urbane style of this city apartment dining space. The wall bench is comfortable and is a space saver. The area can double as a desk, while the window sill can be used to handle stuff when the table is busy.


14. Metallic Mesh Chairs

Take out your old and bulky dining chairs and replace them with these sleek and trendy metallic mesh chairs. The streamlined design of the chairs complements the modern dining room.


15. Glass Walls

Clean out and update a tired and stuffy dining room by removing walls! Install glass window walls that will let the light in and expand your room. Complement your modern sleek walls with minimalist interiors. It’s time to enjoy your garden views!


16. Silver and Viridian

No one will miss or forget dazzling style and pomp. This dining room is meant for entertainment, glamorous company and great times. The walls and furniture are elegantly subdued, while the silver touches and bubble drop lights add in the glitter.


17. A Little Bit of Everything

Bright, fun and interesting! A collection of your favourite things in a room. The mismatched chairs, the colourful rug and the beach painting. This dining room personifies a free-spirit, fun-loving and quirky person.


18. Modern Scandinavian

A fusion of style and functionality. Scandinavian-style modern dining room ideas and designs are stylish, sensible and minimal on décor. Designs favour light tones, natural elements and functional pieces.

19. Moody Navies


Dramatic dark colours can also work for dining rooms. The sombre navy walls and neutral floors and ceilings set the stage for the warm mahogany tones of the table and chairs. A bunch of bright foliage, flowers or a bowl of fruits can easily brighten up the room.


20. Light and White

White kitchens and dining rooms are timelessly charming. Spice up your white dining room by adding patterns and grey accents. Soft grey walls, grey patterned rug and few potted plants add colour and texture without straying too far from the white colour scheme.

21. Concrete Floors

Bare floors are in! Modernise a dining room by removing tired and faded carpeting or rugs. Leave the floor clean and bare. Complement the look with clean walls, sensible furniture and minimal décor.


22. Statement Pendant Lights

Statement pendant lights can light up a room in more ways than one. These black and bold bubble pendants fill the space between the table and the ceiling. It also draws the eye to the fabulous dining table and chair set.


23. A Glass Table

A clear glass dining table is perfect for the modern and sophisticated dining room. Clean, light and chic. Sleek white chairs, white walls and candle pendant lights complete the classy interiors.


24. Table for Two

Small space living often incorporate dining rooms and kitchens into one. Space or no space, it is still nice to have a place dedicated to enjoying your meals. All you need is a sensibly-sized table, a couple of bucket seats and a small rug to define the space.


25. Luxurious Minimalist

Creative and subdued styling can convey luxury in a minimalist design. Plush seats, marble wall feature and an attention-grabbing modern chandelier give the room its deluxe facets, while bare floors, clean walls and dark table maintain its minimalist vibe.


26. Crisp and White

Sparkling, refreshing and clean. This classic glass, white and metal kitchen and dining room combo is made sleeker and modern by the glass divider, low-back chrome and white chairs and chrome kitchen walls.

27. Square Table

A square dining table is always a surprising element to dining rooms. When everyone is fixated on a rectangular table, get off the customary and be unique! It’s also an easy and sensible way of getting people dine closer to each other.

28. Modern Shaker

Sparse and functional. Keep the good old charm of Shaker interiors with spindled Windsor chairs, a mid-century modern table, Shaker rug and period portraits. Add clean white walls and modern pendant lights for the contemporary touch.

29. Quixotic Blues

Cool, dreamy, romantic. This pensive blue dining room stirs convivial mood, creative inspirations and pleasant dining. The wide table invites gatherings and the sensibly designed chairs are light and comfortable.

30. Farmhouse Shabby Chic

Charmingly old-fashioned and delightfully unique. A collection of quaint and graceful items – square eight-seater table, shabby chic turquoise chairs, Arabic rug, vintage chandelier and modish paintings on the wall. The highlight of this room is the upcycled plank table.

31. Eye-catching Colours

Modern dining room ideas and designs favour light and neutral colours, minimal furnishings and plain adornments. This modern dining room maintains the chic modern vibe and injects eye-catching colours to its sideboard serving bar. The result is modern and exciting room interiors.

32. Casual Chic

Cheerful, elegant and beautiful dining room. Not too intimidatingly proper, not too relaxed. This dining room can host formal dinners, family meals, parties and gatherings. Great colour combination of yellows, greys and black.

33. Golden Magnificence

This dining room is fierce, bold and colourful. It bursts with bright colours, rich furnishings and strong character. Gold-footed table and chairs! The attention-grabbing pen chandelier is magnificently designed. To lighten the impact, opt for more subdued carpet tones and wall features.

34. A Sidebar

Install a service sidebar in your dining room for efficiency and additional storage. This modern sidebar includes a wine cooler, silverware or dinnerware drawers and a trendy chalkboard wall, all that without hugging space.

35. Lakehouse Charm

Bring in the innocent charm of the idyllic lakeshore into your home and dining room. Warm, inviting and bright. Natural elements, cheerful colours and lots of natural lighting. This is a room everyone in the house would love spending in.

20 Cool Basement Bathroom Ideas


Basements gets bad raps from time to time, if built finished out or remodeled later on, they actually offer a wealth of extra living space for many purposes and activities. For instance, a media room, living room, wine cellar, wet bar, gym, office, playroom, man’s cave, laundry and guest room are all popular choices for basement spaces. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where basements are a commonly built element of most homes, you may just be sitting on a myriad of abundant new living possibilities!

Today, we will be showing you a couple of pictures of basement bathroom ideas that looks totally amazing! They differ in archetype, design, planning and inspiration – but we are sure that you will definitely love this list because of the cool things you can actually do with your basement if ever you decide on adding or creating a bathroom in the basement. Take a look at the pictures below and be astounded!


1. Armadale Project – Basement Bathroom & Laundry Room

Functional combined purpose room. What more can a mom ask for?


2. Atlanta Basement Bathroom

Consulting House Inc., “Designed a bathroom as part of a full basement build-out. I was asked by the client to incorporate some yellow/black street tiles and a manhole tile. I created a bathroom that simulated being outside on a road and the glass tile in the shower represents a stop light.”


3. Austin Modern Bathroom

Curbless showers don’t have to be open, this one’s contained behind a frameless, glass enclosure. The lack of a curb and a shower frame give this bathroom an absolutely seamless sight line.


4. Basement Spa Bathroom

This bathroom looks a little masculine, but the design team just wanted to achieve a neutral feel to the space. Great tile work!


5. Boston Beach Style Basement Bathroom

The sauna takes up about the same space as the tub across from the shower – but who cares? Anyone would love to get one for their bathroom!


6. Crest Meadows Residence

Looks clean and simple and relatively inexpensive to build.


7. Ecologia Montreal

A partial wall visually separates the toilet from the bed, but the soaking tub and vanity are part of the room’s open plan. To protect the wood floors, the couples use a bath mat and keeps splashes to a minimum. “The child’s bath is different from ours,” Karsenti says, “but our bath is pretty special: spa like and calming, a bit like Japanese soaking tub space.”


8. Finished Basement Malvern, West Chester

I’m not usually a fan of blue paint, but I love this color!


9. Girard Townhouse, Philadelphia

There’s no need to worry about splashing here, because this entire bathroom is a wet room. Having the shower’s controls at the opening of the shower makes heating things up easy and keeps the homeowners from getting wet in the process.


10. Guest Bath New Construction

It is small and pretty and just the right size for our bathroom. And it looks just a tiny, tiny bit cool.


11. Industrial Chic Basement

Mosaik Design and Remodeling recently completed a basement remodel in Portland’s SW Vista Hills neighborhood that helped a family of four reclaim 1,700 unused square feet. Now there’s a comfortable, industrial chic living space that appeals to the entire family and gets maximum use.


12. Italian Basement

The third bathroom shows a completely different style from the other two baths. “The client has a child who wanted to participate directly in the choice of the color of his bathroom. I was amused to involve him, and the result was so surprising and unexpected,” Dellatorre says. “It seems to be in a paint factory where you can view all the Pantone colors all at once.”


13. Lodge – Contemporary Master Bath

The tile work in this Chicago master bathroom is totally beyond words! Tell us what you think about them!


14. Lower Level Retreat

I love the color of the walls, the freestanding tub and the show area! Totally classy and very contemporary!


15. Metro Traditional Bathroom

I like the wooden bench in the bathroom! Pretty classy!


16. Modern Marvel

A basement renovation complete with a custom home theater, gym, seating area, full bar, and showcase wine cellar.


17. The Pennock Family Home

The basement bathroom is an exciting departure in style from the rest of the house. Barn wood walls and corrugated metal siding give this space a wonderful rustic feel. The new double sinks from Ikea mix well with corresponding vintage items, like the blue soaking tub.


18. Tine Halseth Vuorma

Won’t you agree that all designs and construction is really hard work – look at the job done on this bathroom and how lovely it is.


19. Toronto Basement Bath

I have a feeling this industrial look is going to be the next big thing in bathrooms – this bathroom is totally sleek and sophisticated.


20. Venice Canals

I love the small tiles in the bath; the glass enclosure is actually sexy and is fun that complements with the wooden walls.

Best Basement Bathroom Ideas On Budget, Check It Out!!


Basement Bathroom Ideas on Budget Low Ceiling Small Space – Basements gets bottom raps every so often, if developed wound up out or redesigned later, they in fact provide a wide variety of additional area for a number of functions and jobs. For instance, a media area, living room, wine cellar, damp bar, health club, work environment, playroom, male’s cave, laundry and also guest area are all preferred options for basement locations. If you are fortunate adequate to live in an area where basements are a typically constructed aspect of a lot of houses, you might just be resting on a myriad of numerous brand-new living opportunities!

Today, we will definitely be revealing you a number of images of cellar bathroom suggestions that looks completely fantastic! They vary in archetype, style, planning as well as motivation– however we make certain that you will absolutely like this list as a result of the fantastic points you might actually finish with your cellar if ever you pick adding or establishing a washroom in the basement. Take a look at the images listed below along with be surprised!

Essential Points To Consider For Basement Bathroom

When we are discussing the basement shower room design, certainly we need to know about some crucial things to consider. That will be something practical for you to make particular regarding that to the professional as an example. Some of the essential points to handle have to do with the pipes as well as drain. Those are the essential things you have to guarantee. Perhaps, you might make use of the sewage system ejector pumps.

After that, installing the sump is an excellent concept as well. It can be installed under the location of the concrete floor of your basement. After that, you likewise need to deal with the appropriate selection of the waterproofing technique for getting a little bit comfortable washroom consisting of for its better temperature level considering that it lies in the basement.


Basement Bathroom Design For The Comfort

An additional point which you have to look after has to do with the design of the cellar toilet design. Typically a basement bathroom has the tight space with the lack of lights. Exactly what you must manage involves making sure that it will definitely get sufficient lighting for your convenience. After that, simply exactly what you have to think about likewise has to do with the whole interior decoration of the basement bathroom.

For getting the bigger room appearance, you can select the light color design for the washroom. Still, the colourful ones could be gotten yet you need to choose the light tones as like soft blue, baby blue-green, and so forth. Make it single is in addition a great idea. Constantly keep in mind to take care of the correct format for the much better convenience as the element of thebasement bathroom layout.


Modern Marvels Basement Bathroom Design

Budget plan shower room restoration does not need to mean picking economical hardware, poor quality products or different other corner-cutting simply to obtain an improvement in your bathroom energy space.

With a couple of dazzling tricks and also some attempted along with real decorating keys that people have been making use of for many years (along with a little home improvement recommendations in addition to pointers from pros) you can turn a dull shower room into a modern marvel


The Pennock Family Members House

The cellar toilet is an interesting separation in design from the rest of the residence. Barn wood wall surfaces as well as corrugated metal siding supply this location a wonderful rustic feeling. The brand-new double sinks from Ikea mix well with comparable vintage things, like the blue saturating tub.


Atlanta Basement Bathroom

Consulting House Inc., “Created a bathroom as component of a full cellar build-out. I was asked by the customer to include some yellow/black street floor tiles and a manhole tile. I developed a bathroom that substitute being outdoors on a road and the glass ceramic tile in the shower represents a stop light.”


Boston Beach Design Cellar Shower Room

The sauna consumes worrying the exact same location as the bath tub throughout from the shower– however that cares? Any person would definitely enjoy to get one for their toilet!


Austin Modern Bathroom

Curbless showers do not have to be open, this’s included behind a frameless, glass space. The absence of a curb in addition to a shower structure supply this restroom a definitely smooth sight line.


Basement Day Spa Bathroom

This washroom looks a little masculine, yet the style team merely wished to accomplish a neutral feeling to the location. Outstanding tile job!


Philadelphia – Girard Townhouse

Basement bathroom ideas. There’s no ought to stress over spraying here, due to that this whole restroom is a moist location. Having the shower’s controls at the opening of the shower makes house heating things up simple as well as keeps the property owner from getting wet while doing so.


Basement Bathroom Ideas : Ecologia Montreal

A partial wall visually divides the commode from the bed, but the saturating tub as well as vanity become part of the location’s open strategy. To secure the timber floorings, the sets utilize a bath flooring covering and keeps dashes to a minimum. “The child’s bath is various from ours,” Karsenti claims, “but our bath is pretty special: gym like as well as relaxing, a little bit like Japanese saturating tub space.”


Finished Basement Malvern, West Chester

I’m not generally a fan of blue paint, nevertheless I enjoy this shade!


Venice Canals Basement Bathroom Ideas

I take pleasure in the little tiles in the bath; the glass enclosure is in truth appealing in addition to is enjoyable that boosts with the wood wall surfaces.


Guest Bath New Building

This friendliness may likewise include a glamorous visitor toilet such as this set. Bob as well as his household would enjoy the high-end they would never have really comprehended prior to, with soft towels rolled up beneath the sink, in addition to the luxurious clothing gown hanging responsible. In fact, actioning in from Victorian England, they ‘d probably just delight in warm running water!


Armadale Project – Basement Bathroom & Laundry Room

It is small along with rather along with just the appropriate measurement for our bathroom. And also it looks just a small, little bit great.

If your laundry as well as bathroom stay in the very same area, after that developing your washing machine and dryer in listed below the vanity bench is a great way to preserve the space cool as well as organised. Your vanity container might function as a cleaning bathtub, also. Try to find a ceramic container that is deep enough to hand-wash clothing, or to load a mop container conveniently, but still looks sophisticated.

Industrial Chic Basement

Mosaik Design as well as Remodeling just recently finished a cellar remodel in Rose city’s SW Panorama Hills community that helped a family members of 4 recover 1,700 unused square feet. Presently there’s a comfortable, industrial trendy home that attract the whole member of the family and gets optimum use.


Italian Cellar

“The consumer has a kid who wanted to get involved straight in the option of the color of his shower room. I was amused to involve him, in addition to the result was so unexpected along with unanticipated,” Dellatorre states. “It appears to be in a paint manufacturing facility where you could enjoy all the Pantone colors at one time.”


Lodge – Contemporary Master Bathroom

The tile work in this Chicago master bathroom is absolutely beyond words! Inform us just exactly what you think of them!


Lower Degree Resort

I take pleasure in the color of the walls, the freestanding bathtub along with the show location! Absolutely sophisticated along with really modern!


Metro Standard Bathroom – Traditional

For a traditional bathroom look, go for an all-white colour scheme and an uncomplicated washroom suite. Provide the space a current side by selecting in-vogue city or brick-shaped white flooring tiles and rather devices that can add pops of accent colour.


Tine Halseth Vuorma

Basement bathroom ideas. Will not you agree that layouts along with building is genuinely effort– look at the task done on this washroom and exactly how wonderful it is.


Toronto Cellar Bath

I sense this commercial look is more than likely to be the next large thing in bathrooms– this restroom is completely smooth and sophisticated.


If you enjoyed this list about basement bathroom ideas, we are sure that you will like this list concerning the best ways to use the basement that are remarkable, distinct, satisfying and actually fashionable; similar to the images in this list relating to cellar bathroom designs. The images above are not just contemporary in addition to modern-day, however they are absolutely lovely along with possible for your basements also! Hope you had a good time with this list!

Tight Quarters? 10 Smart Space-Saving Door Solutions

Are you struggling to find a space-saving interior or exterior door for your home? Whether you’re building a tiny house or just trying to renovate a small or tricky room, don’t limit yourself to traditional doors and the standard sizes.


Pocket Doors Spacing Saving

In tight-quarters where room is limited for a door to open and close—think, tiny bathrooms—consider installing a pocket door. This old-house feature, which works by sliding into a hidden wall compartment, saves precious swing space giving you room to move about.


Barn Doors

Country practicality meets city chic with a space-saving barn door on rollers. The contrasting white walls and wrought-iron hardware showcase this clean, modern take on a farm door. It’s similar to a pocket door, but rather than sliding into the wall it slides over it—thus, requiring a bit less work for installation. You get that farmhouse-style flair and function!

Glass Bifold Doors

Forget about those bi-fold doors hiding the furnace in your parents’ basement. Today’s interior bi-folds come in a variety of styles and colors, and can be a useful alternative in spaces where standard doors just won’t work.


Pivot Doors

Pivot doors work well in spaces where there isn’t enough swing space in either direction for a standard door. These cleverly solve the problem of a door that swings too widely into (or out of) a room by splitting the door swing clearance between the spaces they separate. This design incorporates a glass sidelight to heighten the indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the room.

Shoji Doors

When is a door not a door? When it is a sliding wall. Traditional Japanese homes use shoji doors as a beautiful space-saving feature that provides privacy and room division. Made of washi paper, the traditional version of the door also allows adjoining rooms to become one large space when needed.

Dutch Doors

Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split horizontally, giving you the option of swinging open the top to let in fresh air or a warm spring breeze.

Garage Door

Overhead garage doors are the ultimate space-savers; they open and close without cutting into living space and stow efficiently along the ceiling.


French Accordion Doors

Long gone are the days of tacky wood-vinyl accordion doors. While you can still find versions of those cheap and easy dividers, the accordion door has received a style upgrade. Here, these doors blend the functional accordion design with the elegance of French doors. The glass panes let light shine through, and the door takes up little space when open.

Glass Sliding Doors

Sliding glass doors aren’t just for your home’s exterior. Inside, glass doors open up rooms that might feel dark and cramped, and they add a sense of luxury to your space.


Mirrored Doors

You might not be able to knock down walls to actually make your small room bigger, but you can make it feel bigger. Mirrored doors reflect more light around the room creating the illusion that it’s bright and spacious.

Basement apartment ideas


Basement apartment? Hell, yeah! A great feature to have in a home is a basement.
This gives you a lot of extra space that you can turn into something else such as a bonus room, bedroom, in-law quarters, or an apartment.

If you choose an apartment you could rent it out. This can add extra money to your budget and help with your mortgage payments.

With clever design and construction any challenge that may arise when changing a basement into an apartment can be solved.

Hiring an experienced contractor to help you with the renovation is something that I recommend doing. The value of the property can increase if the renovation is done correctly.

This will make the short-term investment worth it and it can create a new income for you when you rent it. A real estate agent in your area can help you find out exactly how much you should be investing to get the most return on your money.

A bunch of decorating challenges can arise in basements like low ceilings and little natural light. Also, dampness and flooding can be an issue.
Basements can be treasures that most people do not utilize.


Door or egress window

A basement apartment that has a separate entrance is called a walkout basement. This is usually appreciated by the homeowners. A code requirement for any bedroom is to have an exterior door or an egress window so that the occupants can have an escape route in case of a fire.

You may need to make a window opening larger to meet egress specifications if your basement does not have an exterior door.

A contractor who specializes in full-service basement finishing can advise you on the egress specifications requirements. They will also be able to tell the best place to install an egress window or exterior door.

Plumbing and electrical

A bathroom and kitchen are needed for basement apartments to act as a separate living area. An electrician will need to install at least two circuits in your house’s electrical panel. There will be one for lights and one for plug-ins to meet the electrical requirements.

A high-performance pump and self-contained toilet makes you able to install a basement apartment bathroom without extensive cutting into the basement slab. This is great news for having to add new plumbing.


Basement finishing or remodelling generalist

You will need to come up with a plan to finish your basement. This is the first step in the renovation process. The next step is to hire a professional to get the work done. Hire somebody who works in basements all the time to get the best results.

There is variety of work that needs to be done everything from waterproofing and egress window to plumbing, electrical and insulation. A basement finishing specialist can handle these jobs for you.

With a professional doing the job you will be able to ensure that best material and installation techniques will be used. The will create a comfortable and attractive new space. Since it is done by a professional it will stay that way a long time.


Washer & Dryer appliances

A good way to make your apartment more marketable is to add a washer and dryer to space. Using stackable models will save you space.



A nice focal point for a basement apartment is to add a gas-fired fireplace. You can make it appealing by adding a beautiful surrounding to it. You can eliminate the expense of a chimney by using a sealed-combustion model that can vent through an exterior wall.

Closet & storage

Renters appreciate big closets and lots of storage space. Having these spaces will make it easy to keep the basement apartment clean and organized.



One of the most obvious basement lighting solutions is adding light to get rid of darkness. You would that this would be a simple task, but it is not. It is impossible to reproduce natural light.

The airy quality of natural light can not be duplicated by artificial light. Artificial light does not make a space seem open and airy.

Trying to add too much light can have the opposite effect. It can make room seem small. Fluorescent lights are bright but can make everything look ugly and oversaturated, just think of your doctor’s office.

Natural light on the other hand has a unique beauty about it. It is always changing and connecting with its environment. Putting up a slow-moving strobe light is not something that I am recommending.

That could induce seizures and its just creepy. Strategically place artificial lighting throughout a room to act like natural light.

This will create expansive highlights and lowlights this allow for defining certain areas within a space. This will make the basement apartment feel airy. To achieve this use lighting, lamps, and up-lighting with full spectrum bulbs.



Color has the same principles that natural light has. Brightness is more crucial than lightness. Painting the walls white is fine to do. To create contrast, add pops of color throughout the room.
Painting a basement apartment with a dark and bright color is not something that I would recommend. You can mix bright colors like burgundy or chocolate brown with lighter colors. Do not make a space look crowded with busy patterns or colorful wallpaper.


Looking Glass

One for sure way to make a space look bigger is by using a mirror. Do not worry you do not have to install mirrored sliding doors to do this effect. The way to do this is by using simple framed mirrors and place them where they make sense.
You can add depth to a room by using any kind of reflective material. In the center of the rooms we placed silver lamps and tables to create this effect. In kitchen, all of the appliances are stainless steel. To create a full area below the stove, the steel continues outside of the appliances.



It is important to make all rooms clutter free, however, it is necessary in an area that does not have natural light. By having enough storage, you will be able to keep counter-tops clear of stuff. Using closed storage so there is a sleek disguise.
Let’s look at the use of cabinetry in the first picture. You do not need to place furnishings in every available space. Do no clutter up the walls. Draw the eye to one area with a few fabulous pieces of art. Another trick to making a room look spacious is by placing the furniture in the middle of the room.



You can use drapes in several different ways. A crucial look of contrast is by using bright drapes against a light wall. To make a space look to taller hang floor to ceiling drapes.
By using this vertical space, you will make the room feel less cramped. Another one of the many basement apartment ideas is to create a fake window. To create the illusion of natural light, hang sheer curtains with a light behind them.


Hang Big Art

Pick a big piece of breath-taking art to hang in your basement apartment, this will represent your aestheticize. A bunch of little pieces of art will repress the eye. You need to place it distinctly above the sofa or on the wall that you see when you walk in the door.
If you are thinking the art will make your space feel small, just the opposite is true. It will make your space feel larger. There is a gigantic C’era Una Volta Il Westoriginal 1968 Italian movie poster hanging above the couch in my small apartment, it defines the entire room. In space that is even smaller like a basement this is needed.

Entire Height of a Wall

I totally support the rule of hanging wall art at eye level. You really need to use everything to the fullest when you are working an area that is underground.
This means hanging art above and below the art that you hung at eye level. Take shelves all the way to the ceiling when installing them. To reflect around the room and make a room feel airy hang a mirror up high.


Ending thoughts on basement apartment ideas

People in the city are finding inexpensive ways to live while the economy is slowly moving along. Some have chosen to relocate out of the city, others have chosen to relocate underground.
What was once thought of as dark and unattractive, English basement apartments are now wanted by people with a small budget who wish to stay located in the city. By using these small basement apartment ideas you will create a gorgeous place that any renter will love.

Basement Stairs Ideas

There is no shortage of stairway design ideas to make your stairway a charming part of your home. From grand staircases and warm traditional styles to contemporary and industrial.
The most important thing to remember is that stairs are not just conduits between different areas of the house. They also play an important role in setting the feel and look of your home. A well-designed stairway can transport a contemporary living room back to the Victorian era or create a warm welcome at the entryway.
So, as you focus on the functional parts, do not forget the décor and aesthetics. We have a few stairway design ideas to make your boring stairway come to life. Learn how to use railings, carpeting, lighting, and color to create a unique style.


Internet Site Stairs Meticulously

If the upstairs hall and basement flooring are each carpeted, you’ll likely intend to carpet the stairs at the same time. If you’re creating brand-new stairs or even moving the existing ones, think about which locations you are actually linking prior to you pick positioning.

Avoid connecting a raucous place to a peaceful one. For example, a stairs coming from the basement play room or media room that leads near an upstairs office or room can confirm turbulent. Build stairs matching to roof beams to conserve installment time and also materials.


Open up the Staircase for an Airy Appear

Removing the door to the basement and also opening up the enclosed staircase created a light, fresh feeling in this particular flow to the subterranean space. A bar region along with pair of refreshment refrigerators– one for white wine as well as one for youngsters’ sodas– differentiates the lower-level family space coming from the guest bed room.


Utilize the Stairs Wall Surface for Storage

The stairs concept you choose will depend upon local building ordinance, your on call area, as well as the type of your house. If you select a U-shape design enjoy this one, look at putting the lower staircase wall surface to operate as display screen as well as storing space. These built-in closets flank a basement club location.


Make Use Of Area Under the Stairs

Make the most of room under stairs to generate obtainable storage space. Mullioned glass-pane doors create this smart understair hideaway appear it’s regularly been there. Containers positioned on the racks are elegant storage remedies for various traits that make their means up to the basement.


Design for a Smooth Change

Stairs are actually a transition area, as well as the products you select for all of them share a subliminal message about the personality of the area they result in. This run of carpeted stairs improvements near all-time low to three actions along with heavy rock footsteps as well as floorings of stone as well as darker hardwood. The shift in products fits the basement’s functionality as a wine rack as well as engaging place.


Pattern the Stairs

Tailor usual hardwood stairs with stencils. These staircase treads were actually painted along with homemade stencils making use of floor-and-deck polish. For protection, prevent high-gloss paints and appearances that may be slippery.


Include Design along with a Custom-made Stair Rail

For continuity, the same rock floor tile made use of on the stairs carries on in the attendee collection in this particular basement. The custom-crafted step rail features stained-glass inserts and accessories. Team up with a metalsmith to develop a personalized staircase rail for your residence.


Make a Grand Decline

This cleaning staircase is actually a lot more concerning style than function. A staircase such as this produces a comfy descent from the upper amount, yet it also calls for a great deal of space.


Go Contemporary with Open Stairway Treads

Open up step treads and railings of braided stainless-steel cable support maintain lower-level views as well as a sensation of visibility on the stairs


Spare Room with a Spin Staircase

Spiral stairs deliver modern style and also often occupy a lot less area than various other staircase styles. Usually 4 to 6 feet in size, they need to have little bit of flooring space.

Keep in mind, however, that you will not have the ability to relocate household furniture or other large things into the basement by means of spin stairs. Building regulations commonly ban spiral staircases resulting in spaces bigger than 400 square feets.


Create Understair Feature Room

Transform the area under the stairs in to a screen cupboard for assortments. Wire the closet for illuminating so you can illuminate special things.


Add Type along with the Balustrade

Golden oak spindles, stair rail, as well as a support pillar match the trimwork and cabinetry in the basement, creating continuity along with the upstairs areas. Adding design to the stairs can easily be actually as simple as affixing sound rectangular shapes of discolored wood to intermittent pair of balusters, making pattern as well as enthusiasm.


Decide On a Distinguishing Barrier Concept

White beaded-board wainscoting, wood-tone trim and also stair footsteps, and multicolored wall structures blaze a trail down these winder stairs. The barrier includes a gridlike design for safety and design. (The spaces between spindles, whether posts or even a network style, should be smaller sized than a little one’s head.).


Fasten Runners for Safety

A brief operate of straight stairs might be actually all that is actually needed to have to hook up a basement to upstairs home. Right here a door could be closed for personal privacy when somebody is actually making use of the lower-level room (disappointed) at the end of the stairs.

Setting up carpet on stairs involves extending the distance runner tightly over treads and also risers and also protecting the carpet to tackless strips connected where the step fulfills the riser. Step poles or even stairway clips could be included for ornamental effect after the carpet remains in place.


Separate the Descent with a U Forming

U-shape stairs edged with a Craftsman-style wood balustrade result in this basement. This staircase design demands more flooring area than a forthright operate of stairs, but it’s a really good selection when a forthright operate would be also high.


Stress the Diagonal

As an alternative of a stair rail and balusters, this straight-run stairs features the layout matching of three identical hand rails. The concept highlights the sturdy diagonal of the staircase and sustains an open emotion for the decline right into the basement. It additionally calls for fewer products than typical messages or spindles would.


Fit the Stairs Style to Your Decoration

A dramatic open-tread staircase constructed of commercial products attendants visitors into a clean-lined, present-day area created for engaging.


Extent the Spiral for a Peaceful Decline

This smooth, open-tread staircase spirals down beautifully from the initial floor, supplying visitors to the lower-level fourths along with a flourish. Even more kicked back than the normal space-saving spiral, the stairs really feels open as well as easy to go up as an outcome.