Apart from the living room, the dining room is a perfect spot in any home to bring people together. From lavish dinner parties with your friends to a simple evening meal with your family, moments in the dining room will always comfort both stomach and soul.
Besides serving delicious dishes and hosting the party, homeowners can do so much more in terms of sprucing up this important part of the house. Let me share with you some interior design tips for your dining room.
Use the element of surprise
If you think your dining room looks dull and boring, why not add a surprising twist somewhere in the room? Real Simple recommends using a “pop of pattern” to switch up the design factor in your dining room.
One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by using floral fabric curtains or Roman shades on your dining room window. You may also put curiosity-building furniture and decorations in the room, such as an interesting wall art or a grandiose lighting fixture. In other words, use mild shock treatment to turn your drab dining area into a conversation piece.
Pick the right chairs
Sometimes, it’s just a matter of choosing the right seats to enhance the look of your dining area. Imagine the rustic appeal of wooden dining chairs, compared to the modern flair of metal dining seats. Whatever you choose for your seating, make sure that it is aligned to the theme of the room and of the entire house.
Here’s a great idea: Dress up your dining chairs with slipcovers and ribbons that you can replace during a change in season. That way, you get to change the style of your dining room without having to spend so much.
Choose the perfect dining table
Much like the importance of using the appropriate seats, you also need to think about your dining table. “Creating a spectacular dining room starts with the perfect table,” according to Houzz.
Here’s a quick guide on a few dining table choices based on your personality and preferences:
- Rectangular metal table: for minimalists and function-driven people
- Glass table: for those who love modern design
- Extending dining table: for people who love to host dinner parties
- Wooden farm table: for rustic style lovers
Mix and match
Don’t be afraid to experiment on colors, figures and patterns when it comes to styling your dining room. The immediate benefit of mixing and matching style elements is the fact that you’re not limited to a specific design scheme.
On top of that, a dining room with a seemingly random style is a great place to host dinner parties. Remember that people in a party have different personalities, and having a mixture of design elements in the room will make everyone feel welcome.
Go crazy with lights
A chandelier provides an instant glamorous effect to any room, and this is true with dining rooms. HGTV suggests attention-grabbing lighting fixtures, which not only provide brightness but also sophistication and style. You may also want to consider wall-mounted lights to add mood layers in the dining area.
These tips should help you get started on enhancing the design of your dining room. If money isn’t an issue, you can always tap the services of an interior designer who can bring you the perfect dining room.
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