16 Dining Room Trends for 2021 and 4 on the Way Out

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In the past decade or so, people are begging to take their culinary experiences in life a little bit more seriously. Gone are the days of the microwave-heated TV dinners. In are the days of fancy meals from cookbooks that use exotic ingredients and that taste amazing. One needs only to look at the trends that have marked kitchen design over the past several years to see that this is decidedly true.

But, here’s the thing. If you and your family are going to enjoy fancy meals, shouldn’t you have a fancy room in which to enjoy them? This is why many homeowners are now turning their interior-decorating eyes toward the dining room. Long a disused space in the home, there’s no more cause than ever before to have a dining room that’s real stunner.

For this reason, we thought it would be fun to take a look at 16 of the biggest design trends for dining rooms in 2017. If you’re looking to give your dining room a fresh look, then these are definitely the trends you should be following. Likewise, we’re also going to share 4 dining room design trends that are on the way out. All told, this guide gives you plenty of inspiration for making your home’s dining room the very best space that it can be…

1. Eclectic Mixes

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Matchy-matchy is falling out of favor in all rooms of the home. That’s why you’re seeing homeowners mix disparate furniture pieces together in the dining room.

2. Big Open Windows

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Having a lot of natural light in the dining room is a beautiful thing, which is why big picture windows are decidedly “in”.

3. Heading Out: Clutter

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In years past, homeowners have filled their dining rooms with mementos and pictures… All of that clutter isn’t cool, though.

4. Leaning Mirrors

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Instead, as things tilt more toward the minimal, you’re seeing homeowners add visual interest to their dining room designs by including leaning mirrors.