When you invite people to your home to share a meal, you want to make sure they are comfortable, but it also doesn’t hurt if they are a little impressed. Any of these 21 dining room designs, from the cozy and rustic to the ultramodern, are sure to reflect well on the host.

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This warm and welcoming dining room features plenty of light and seating that is modern but does not sacrifice comfort for style.

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This open dining room takes advantage of high ceilings and an airy floor plan in its design. The simple and delicate molded chairs contact the formidable wooden table, which leaves plenty of room for even the most elaborate meal.

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This small breakfast nook also takes advantage of the elegance of the Eames chair with four matching white examples set next to an adorable windowsill herb garden.

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In this playful dining room, the designer has chosen a rainbow of Eames chairs which work nicely against the warm wooden floor and white walls. This would be a perfect space to play host to a special sleepover dinner party.

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By throwing open the doors to the backyard, this simple white dining room becomes instantly inviting and easy to imagine covered with the trappings of a sunset cocktail party.

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By matching the chairs and table to the wood floor, the furniture seems almost to disappear, making the space seem larger and more open.

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Adding bench seating to one side of a dining table is always a good way to make a table more welcoming and help guests get to know one another.

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This amazing convertible dining table pulls back to reveal a small indoor garden, perfect for growing fresh herbs. On its own, the table is also a beautifully simple piece.

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This blue and white dining room would give off a feeling of a calming beach retreat no matter where it was.

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Creative lighting makes this dining room walk the line between a sophisticated night in a wild turn at a night club.

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Ultra minimal is the only way to describe this white dining table and matching Eames chairs. Even the floral centerpiece is a spindly branch rather than a busy bouquet.

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Usher guests into this stark dining room and they’ll surely be impressed with its molded chairs, stone accent wall and sleek black buffet.

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Artists like to entertain, too. This urban dining room meshes with the industrial design of the space, using creative chairs and even more unique barstools.

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This dining room is more like a great hall. The geometric chairs contrast expertly with the solid wood table and rustic ceiling beams.

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Even without the space of a huge loft or massive house, this small apartment dining area manages to be chic and comfortable.

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The metal chairs and hammered metal table give this dining room a distinctly warm industrial feel.

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You can’t help but notice the clear resin dining table that is the focal point of this room.

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This dining room with its blue glass light fixtures and winding staircase backdrop would be suited to a tea party with Alice and her Mad Hatter friend.

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An update on the chrome fad of the 1980’s, this is a bachelor pad grown up.

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More clear resin, but this time int he form of chairs, bringing a little levity to their heavy wooden table counterpart.

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This built in dining area is a perfect solution for a small space but still manages to be stylish.

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