Olivia Rodrigo's mid-century dining room is 'warm and welcoming' say design experts

The singer's dining area is sleek and stylish

Olivia Rodrigo's mid-century dining room is lush. Here she is wearing a black strapped top against a purple and white striped background
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Olivia Rodrigo's mid-century dining room is the complete opposite of her grungy pop fashion style, but we're so here for it. The Drivers License singer posted a video on TikTok with her lip-synching in it — and while we loved her and her mom's moves, it was her sleek furniture we couldn't take our eyes off.

If, like us, you've watched it and are feeling inspired, we've spoken to design experts to find out why the style works so well in Olivia Rodrigo's space. We also asked them how you can replicate this mid-century look in your home.

Looking through small space interior design ideas and want to give your dining area a makeover? Here's everything you need to know about Olivia's styling, plus shoppable picks which are inspired by her furniture and decor pieces.

Olivia Rodrigo's mid-century dining room

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Why we love Olivia Rodrigo's mid-century dining room

Through dark wood and cream colors, Olivia has created a comfortable looking space. “Olivia's dining room looks so warm and welcoming — she nailed the balance between traditional and modern,” says Hayley Martin, interior design expert and founder of Hello Hayley. By maintaining a simple color scheme and pairing it with modern shapes, she’s created a chic, cohesive look.

Hayley Martin with a brown shirt on in a room with wall art in the background
Hayley Martin

Hayley is a distinguished home decor and interior design expert renowned for her unique blend of farmhouse, industrial, bohemian, and coastal styles. With a specialized certificate in Interior Design and Decoration and an innate flair for transforming spaces, she brings each home's story to life. 

The main small space furniture piece which stands out in Olivia Rodrigo’s dining room is the table. “Her mid-century modern dining table brings warmth to the space through its pretty wood color, and its tapered legs create character and visual interest,” explains Vivianne Chow, interior designer and founder of Viv and Tim Home. 

“Her cane dining chairs also introduce lots of texture and make the dining room feel extra cozy and inviting.”

Vivianne Chow and her husband Tim on the couch
Vivianne Chow

Vivianne Chow is an interior stylist and founder of the home decor blog, VivandTimHome.com. She's passionate about sharing the best modern home decor to buy and recently built a dream custom home with her husband Tim. Together, they're tackling decorating room by room and sharing design tips and ideas along the way.

As well as this, the finishing touches complement the space, too. “I like how she kept the decor simple: just a couple of eye-catching pieces like the pretty picture and the potted indoor plant,” Martin adds. “It's all arranged nicely, too, so people can easily move around and chat over dinner.”

When arranging furniture in a small space, it’s a good idea to make sure you decorate with pieces that will allow access.

If you want to recreate something similar in your own dining room, it’s easy to do. “Use textures here and there for visual interest, like Olivia's woven rug,” Martin tells us. 

She also suggests working with one statement décor item, such as an artsy light fixture or print in a nice frame. “You can also keep wall art cohesive by framing it all in the same tone.” Little touches like that make such a difference.

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The pop star has proven that she’s as clever with interior design as she is with her songwriting. “Overall, Olivia made a super functional, peaceful spot to gather around the table,” Martin says, wrapping up. In the TikTok, you can also see Olivia Rodrigo’s quiet luxury kitchen, which designers say is timeless and classic.

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.