The dining room is perhaps the most important in the house today. It is where we gather as a family to spend some quality time together in our fast and stressful lifestyles. It is where we invite our friends and family to join us for dinner. Naturally, when you are thinking about decorating your dining room, you will want to feature your personal touch, but at the same time keep the room friendly and comfortable for guests to enjoy. Below you will find 5 tips for decorating the dining room and how you can turn your living room into your most popular place to be.
Your personal style
Some of us prefer simple and functional furniture that serves its purpose but doesn’t stand out. Others prefer lavish and cluttered styles with bespoke furniture. Everyone has their likes and dislikes, so keep your dining room consistent with the rest of your house in terms of style.
After the general style, colors are the second most important design factor. The colors of your dining room should match your dining furniture. If you have a large dark wooden table it is not advisable to have light colors on the wall. Likewise, if the rest of your furniture is bright, stay away from dark colors on the wall. In general, you will want to avoid mixing too many colors at once in your dining room. Bright and loud colors have their place in a modern or contemporary dining area. Remember the dining room is for enjoying good food and conversation and too many loud colors may be a distraction. The color red is associated with stimulating the appetite, as such strawberry or tomato, therefore these colors will help you, your family and friends enjoy their food!
Space considerations are one of the more advanced concepts. From Feng Shui to traditional British style, space is something to pay attention to. Does your room feel open and free or cluttered and narrow? There is no real right or wrong when it comes to using of space, but consider having less furniture in a small room to give it a larger appearance and having more furniture in a large room to keep it from appearing open and barren are effective design concepts.
It is not enough only to be aware of the size of your room and act accordingly. First, you should consider the general space available and how much furniture you need, then you need to choose what furniture should go where and at what angles. This is a difficult task and one that needs careful thought. There are many different philosophies on the subject. Some like to keep a very symmetrical style, while others prefer an organic free-flowing style. Experiment with different setups and gauge your guest’s reaction and their interaction. If everyone is standing instead of sitting down, you may want to change things around!
Compliment your pieces
As a final touch, there are some things you can do to add the last finishing. This includes matching window dressing with the color of your furniture. You can use beautiful curtains to highlight a specific theme in your room or compliment the color of the dining room table. Small dining rooms look great with natural wood blinds that compliment the color of the table.