How to Perfect Your Dining Room Setting


Words by maven46
April 17th, 2019

The dining room is where families sit down to eat together, people entertain guests with a warm meal and bond over food and chatter. The basic model of a dining room includes a dining table, a set of chairs and sideboards for cutlery and drink stations. However, this basic model can easily be worked upon to transform your dining room into an expansive affair. This way, people will not only enjoy the food they are eating, but the tastefully decorated surroundings will enliven their mood as well. Below are some tips to improve your dining room interior.

Judicial Use of Space

A dining room is more than just a table and chairs. Don’t buy the largest size in the dining room table sets that you can find. If you’re someone who likes to entertain, it’s understandable that party sizes can be unpredictable and you want to be able to accommodate a lot of guests. However, dining room table sets should always be chosen relative to the size of the room itself. After arranging the furniture, there should be space left to scrape chairs and move around. For those occasions when you do need to add an extra seat, extendable dining tables are a great option. They can be stretched to suit more people and then reduced to their original size when the extra space isn’t needed.

Get Creative with Walls

Whites and creams are the go-to paint colours for walls. While it is true that white walls complement wood furniture very well, white walls are also very basic. You want to take risks when impressing guests with your choice in interior design, in which case, a feature wall is a great idea. It can be painted a contrasting colour, left bare and exposed, or lined with patterned wallpaper. Whatever your preference, the wall will be sure to stand out against the furniture and attract the attention of anyone in the room.



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Light Up

Ever wonder why food looks so good at a restaurant? A lot of the time, it’s all down to the lighting and presentation (not to undermine the chef’s efforts in any way!). Imagine having the same light equipment in your dining room. It will surely create an impressive environment for social engagements. Hence, look up industrial grade lights and choose what would go with the rest of your interior. Often, rustic lamps and hanging lights brighten up a room while throwing a warm glow on the furniture. A statement chandelier can also attract attention to the ceiling and serve as a great feature piece for romantic dinners.



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Play Around With the Elements

It’s essential in interior design to reflect your taste through your choices. Your dining room should be classy but it should also be a representation of your personality. If you paint, frame those paintings and make an art wall. Cut fresh flowers form the garden and make stunning centrepieces for a light lunch with friends. Arrange marble figurines and candlesticks around the room to add a different touch. If you have a family heirloom, display it where everyone can see it — just remember to keep it out of reach of any small, inquisitive hands.



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