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How to Decorate Your Dining Room

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Your dining room is a truly multi-functional space – it’s where you eat, entertain and sometimes even work. When designing your dining room, think carefully about how you use the space and what you really want to achieve with the area.

Whether your dining room style is friendly or formal, it can always do with a few personal touches and updates. From the furniture, to the lighting, to the floor, and the decor, there are always ways to refresh and upgrade the feel and look of your dining room.

Hairpin 2 Table and Bench

Use the Space

How much space does your dining room have? This will dictate how the rest of your decor and furniture is chosen. If you don’t have a lot of space, using built in seating and built in shelves instead of chairs or units can be a great way to save space. Using a bench as seating can also help make room for more people. Choosing wall decor wisely, such as a mirror instead of dark colours, can also help to make your space seem larger.

Light Fixtures

Dining room light fixtures will largely depend on the height of your ceiling. If you have high ceilings, a chandelier is the perfect fixture for a dining room. Even if you have an industrial or muted taste, using a chandelier in a dining room helps speak to the traditionalism of the space. There are beautiful modern chandeliers that can be used without seeming over the top.

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.

If you have lower ceilings, semi-flush mount lighting is also a good option. Sitting high on the ceiling without being fully flushed, it also uses the reflection on the ceiling itself to add more light to a room. Pendant lights can help set a mood if you use a low watt lightbulb as well. You can also use wall sconces as supplementary lighting to help set a mood at night or bring more light.

Loft Base


The centrepiece on a dining room table is meant to be the focal point of the space. The traditional dining table centrepiece is of course, a floral arrangement. This can be upgraded with a modern touch by using a unique floral arrangement, a large vase, or using a plant instead.

Using a wooden or metal dish, either empty or lined with moss or river stones, is also a great example of a creative modern centrepiece. Our industrial but contemporary reclaimed wood furniture is perfectly accompanied by these kind of natural looking centre-pieces. A large glass or metallic vase filled with fruit, stones, or vegetables can also add elegance and class to your space.


Choosing decor for the walls of your modern dining room is one of the most difficult parts. If you have a smaller space, using a large mirror can help to add more light and make the room seem larger. Have a love for photography or showing off your family? Having a gallery wall of multiple photos or a few large pictures of some treasured memories is a great way to foster relationships over dinner. Even though wallpapering an entire room is out of vogue, having a wallpapered wall of graphic design as an accent in a dining room is a great modern feature.

Feeling adventurous? Using a hanging garden or a large tree against a wall if you have a lot of natural light is a beautiful way to decorate your dining room walls!

Reclaimed Wooden Furniture


Choosing the furniture for your dining room is what will give your guests the experience you’re looking for. Finding benches, dining chairs, occasional chairs, and dining tables that tie your aesthetic together.

Our bespoke reclaimed furniture is designed to stand the test of time. Having our range of reclaimed wooden furniture in your home or businesses, is sure to help your room and décor to stand out from the crowd. We also offer a range of home interiors and accessories that complement the reclaimed furniture we offer.

With a range of reclaimed wooden furniture design to choose from all of which can be adapted to suit your needs, no two items of reclaimed furniture are produced the same and that’s one of the reasons why we pride ourselves on offering it. The character and charm of reclaimed wooden furniture can’t be reproduced using modern techniques.

Generally, a table and chairs act as the functional hub and aesthetic centrepiece of any dining room. When choosing a dining room table, think about how many people you want to seat on an everyday basis, at dinner parties, and when crowds gather. Keep in mind that each person will require at least 2 feet of tabletop space and that a dining table’s size should be in proportion to the size of your dining room.

Reclaimed Furniture Range

Contact Heyl for Industrial Contemporary Dining Room Furniture

If you’re looking to create a modern and unique dining room, Heyl can help. We design, manufacture, and supply beautiful modern dining room chairs and tables to designers and homeowners around the world. Our Industrial but modern reclaimed wood dining room furniture has been featured in homes, hotels, and restaurants.

For more information about our modern dining room furniture, visit our website or contact us! We’re here to make sure you have the furniture you need to decorate your dining room exactly how you want it.