Mid Century Modern Dining Room Ideas

It’s a good day for a room reveal! Today I’m sharing our mid century modern dining room ideas makeover with moody green paint, modern furniture, and tons of light!  It’s one of my favorite rooms in our house.

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It has been quite some time since I’ve posted anything here!  I’ve been hard at work dreaming up all the things I want to do and then never actually doing them.  It’s really the story of our renovation life!  

At least we aren’t feeling pressured to get anything done in a specific period of time.  It’s so much better to renovate slowly!

Mid Century Modern Dining Room Ideas

I shared our dining room design plan way back in October 2018.  Honestly, we finished this room before Christmas but I’m just now getting around to sharing it!  Yikes!

Mid Century Modern Dining Room Ideas put on a mood board to help with the design of a dining room in a house

I knew I wanted to go modern with a mid-century vibe and add in some really dark, moody paint.  This room gets a ton of light.  

My mom actually wears sunglasses in it (we still need to get blinds!).  So I knew we could paint the room black and it wouldn’t feel dark at all.

Check out the before picture

Before look at a dining room before it was upgraded to a mid century modern style

It’s beige and builder-grade and gross.

Dining room with new dark green paint

Painted dining room with north woods color by behr creating a darker feel in a bright room ready for decorations

The dark green paint really made such a difference!  Still, there was major room for improvement.  I mean … that chandelier!  We tried to get rid of it for FREE and no one would take it!!  

Decor Ideas for Mid Century Modern Dining Room

Anyway… after doing some shopping, finding a vintage rug, and perfecting my plants, we have an almost completed room today!  Minus blinds.  I will get blinds this year.  I will get blinds this year.  Someone hold me to it!!

mid century modern dining room ready for decoration ideas and to be updated with plants and other touches
Dining room table on top of a rug with a modern mid century chandelier with mismatched chairs and bench seats

I can’t get enough of the vintage rug!!  It was a local find and I couldn’t love it more.  It just gives the room so much character and color and life.

Using a rug over hardwood floors is a great way to preserve the floors and give some contrast to break up the floor
completed dining room lit up with natural and chandelier light with plants and other decor

I was also really excited about mixing chair types.  I kept it in the charcoal color family for cohesiveness but I like how the different chair types look.  the lady in the store looked at me like I was crazy but I really like it!

Beautiful hardwood floors with a rug and the dining table has mismatched chairs and a bench to create a mid century feel

Let’s also celebrate the end of that chandelier!  I looooove this one from West Elm.  What a difference just that change makes!

The chandelier is a great way to ad some class to any dining room and this is a great example of a mid century modern light fixture
dark walls help to help with too much natural light and brightness in a room that can also be muted with plants and other darker decor

I also added a really sleek curtain rod.  It has a little connector piece that allows it to move seamlessly between all the windows in the room, even in the corner.

Showing off ikea curtains with a curtain rod and corner connecters to create a seamless look all around the room

The curtains are a budget find from IKEA!  They really serve no actual purpose other than to look pretty.  No need to spend a fortune there!

IKEA curtains are a great way to mute some natural light if you have too much and can really accent windows well
Plants are a great way to ad some variation in decor and putting the pot inside a basket really ties it in to the rest of the room

Plant Ideas for Mid Century Modern Dining Room

Last, I got all the plants moved around because that snake plant needed to be in that room.  My plants are always switching rooms but I think I’m happy with where they are now.

mid century modern dining room with a lot of executed ideas to provide the overall style to a room in the home
using a rug and plants and curtains to create a mid century modern dining room with ideas that look amazing
The mid century modern chandelier really completes the dining room over the table to give the right look and tone for this room
Modern chairs used in tandem with other benches and chairs on a rug over hardwood floors with curtains
Mid century modern dining room with lots of natural light and other plants and touches with contrasting paint colors
Beautiful wooden dining room table over a rug with mismatched chairs that shows off mid century ideas

Hope you were inspired by our mid-century modern dining room makeover. Hopefully, you found inspiration with these ideas!

Wishing you a joyful day!

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