Tips for Styling Your Dining Room

Formal dining rooms are making a comeback this year.  Gone is the idea of a completely open plan living space – people are now going back to the traditional closed-off room for entertaining and dining.  Here I shall be giving some tips and furniture ideas for your very own sophisticated dining room. Designer furniture can really help add that touch of luxury to your home and will create a stylish space.


First up, the table.  Whether you have a large or small space, there are plenty of table styles to make an impact.  With a smaller space, it could be a good idea to try a glass table to keep the room feeling spacious.  Solid wood would be a striking idea in a large space with high ceilings.  It is all about balancing space and materials so to not overcrowd visually or physically.  Italian brand Tonin Casa create stunning, glass dining tables that would really make a statement in your space.  The Wave table has a beautifully crafted stand that has been effortlessly curved to look like a wave in motion.  Glass sits on top of it, allowing the diners to still see the curves of the wave from above. Pure luxury!


Next up – what chair shall you choose?  I like to splash out with a statement table and take a slightly more subtle approach when choosing designer chairs.  Upholstered chairs are the way to go if you want formal, but if you want a slightly laid back look then go for a natural ash or oak chair.  Solid wood chairs will last and last and are perfect for contemporary and traditional homes.  Wewood make lovely solid wood furniture and their dining chairs are simple and chic.  Choose the oak for a light, casual look and the walnut for a touch of moody decadence.

Gubi Semi Pendant Light Blue GreyLastly, every great dining room needs a feature light or pendant to go above the table.  A few pendant lights clustered over a round table creates dramatic effect or simply line three up for some minimalist uniformity.  You could always take one large pendant and hang it over the table quite low and this will bring the light down and make the dining area intimate and cosy.  Gubi’s semi pendant light is a great example of this hanging style. Find it at The Longest Stay.

Have you got any tips for styling the dining room?


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