Family Dining Room Design Ideas and Inspiration

A family dining room is used so often that it is crucial to design a dining room space that works for everyone. Every aspect is important since this valuable space is used for a huge array of daily tasks from quick breakfasts, working from home, family dinners to hosting celebrations. When considering a dining room for a family it is essential to consider the practicality and layout of the room, without compromising on style. This is where Peppermill Interior’s expertise comes in, read on to discover our five family dining room design ideas and inspiration that will deliver for all.



Every home’s dining room requirements will differ, for example a family with young children should avoid a white colour scheme in their dining room. It would not be long until their dining room is faced with messy fingerprints and pen marks. Consequently, it is all about choosing your colour scheme wisely, depending on how you will use the space. Dark colours in dining rooms are rising in popularity to create striking statement interior designs, including all black walls, dark blues and natural brown paint colours. With many also choosing oversized mirrors to add light to balance out such dark walls. Peppermill’s Large Window Pane Mirror would make the perfect showstopper piece for a dining room, it would look lovely with a dark colour scheme.

Product: Large Window Pane Mirror



If you will be needing to host extended family and friends frequently then an extending dining table would suit you. Peppermill Interior’s has a huge collection of dining tables to choose from, ranging from wood, glass to metal. One beautiful table with a country feel is Peppermill’s Padstow Extendable Dining Table. When extended this 2m table can seat up to ten people. The table features a natural oak top and is flexible since it is available in a larger 2.4m version, too, with two extension leaves.

Product: Padstow Extendable Dining Table


Bench seating is a great option to create more seating in your dining room. They provide an elegant solution to seating more guests and due to their lower height also help show off your dining table. If you need inspiration for your next bench purchase, take a look at our Rocco Leather Dining Bench which has a modern industrial colour block design. If you are looking for a more traditional rustic bench style, our Ironbridge Bespoke Pine Bench would be ideal. Peppermill has a large range of bench seating to choose from, so you will find a bench to suit your requirements and taste.


Product: Rocco Leather Dining Bench 

Product: Ironbridge Bespoke Pine Bench


As mentioned above, if you have young children you will be best to avoid light coloured dining chairs. For practicality we recommend wooden dining chairs that are easy to wipe clean and are durable. However, this does not mean style needs to be compromised. Our Cosmo Dining Chair has a lovely vintage charm and is made from plywood with a gunmetal frame, therefore is very hard wearing and easy to clean to combat any little finger marks.

Product:  Cosmo Dining Chair 



Dining rooms have not only kitchen utensils and dinnerware to store but also toys, paints, laptops and documents, to name just a few. In order to hide all this clutter away we strongly recommend purchasing a sideboard to provide ample storage for all of the family paraphernalia. Peppermill sells many different styles of sideboards like our retro Northcliff Mid-Century Modern Sideboard to the more industrial Saxton Reclaimed Pine Sideboard, all available on our website.

Product: Northcliff Mid-Century Modern Sideboard

Product: Saxton Wooden Sideboard


Make your dining room unique to yourself with a selection of your favourite photographs featuring family and friends. Choose frames that match your interior, the photographs could be placed on shelving or you could even create a photograph gallery wall.


Photo: Melanie Jade Design

Want some further assistance with how to create your dream family dining room? Please contact us or visit our showroom where our team will endeavour to deliver you the perfect family dining space. 

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