5 Ideas That Will Bring Your Dining Room To Life
Imagine a place where you can have a wonderful time with your family all the while enjoying the delightful food. An experience like this is truly a treat for all your senses. If you are thinking that such a place doesn’t exist then let me stop your right there; it does and it is called your dining room. Yes, the dining room where you spend time in the company of your loved ones and treat your palate to culinary items that you like.
If you are not happy with the current state of your dining room and are looking for some comfortable dining room ideas then rest assured knowing that all it takes is a little effort and a little taste (pun intended) on your part to turn your dull dining room into something exquisite. Below, I have detailed a few ways you can use to bring a new look to your dining room. So, just read on.
1. The colour of the room will have a huge impact
This is something that holds true for all the rooms but when it comes to the dining room, it is doubly true. Experimenting with the paint colours on the wall can change the whole atmosphere of the room.
Depending on your preference, you can go with solid shades of colours. Using bright colours like red, yellow or green etc. can add a certain “pop” to the room. If these colours aren’t your cup of tea then you can also use gradients or neutral colours that present a more peaceful look.
Using wallpapers to embellish the walls is also a route that you can take. Wallpapers provide you with the flexibility to change the look of the room by just replacing the wallpaper. Whatever your idea of a perfect wall may be, you should always give it special attention.
2. Experiment with the lighting in the room
The great thing about lighting is that you can add a bit of style while adding the much-needed lighting in the dining room. Changing the source of the lighting or even just the style will have a huge impact on the overall ambience of the room. Anything from floor lamps to hanging light bulbs can be used to illuminate the dining room. The style and the placement of such light sources will depend on the arrangement of the furniture of the room. But having a big light source hanging directly overhead the dining table is a great place to start.
If you have access to natural light via windows in your dining room then you should use them as much as possible. Natural light can be used during breakfast and lunch and trust me, there is something special about having some great food under natural light.
3. Pay special attention to the dining table
You just can’t have a dining room without a dining table. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the dining table is truly the centrepiece of the entire room.
The dining table and the chairs that surround it usually come in the form of a set but that’s not always the case. You can choose a dining table (and the chairs too) independently as long as they go along with each other and don’t look out of place.
Dining tables come in all shapes and sizes so the exact size and the shape will depend on how much space you have available. In practice, a rectangular table is well suited for seating more people. On the other hand, using a round table needs to be quite large for seating the same amount of people.
Just like shape and size, they are numerous materials to choose from. Dining tables are made from glass, wood, metal or a combination of the three. The choice of the material is again yours. As long as it blends with the room, it is good to go.
4. The chairs are just as important as the dining table
You can’t have fine dining without having some comfortable place to sit in and that’s where the chairs come in. Without chairs, a dining room just doesn’t feel right (although you can use sofas or couches if you like them better than the chairs).
When choosing the chairs you have to keep two considerations in view: one, the chairs should be comfortable to sit in and two, they should be beautiful. As the dining table is usually the focal point of a dining room, so the table and the chairs need to be top notch quality.
Naturally, the chairs should fit nicely with the other furniture in the room to maintain an overall look of splendour.
If you like to replace the chairs after a while then you can simply use slipcovers. Slipcovers not only keep chairs safe from damage and the usual wear and tear but they also make is amazingly easy to change the entire look of the chairs (and the dining room) just by changing the covers.
5. Decorate the walls
Your dining room provides you with an excellent opportunity to display a beautiful picture or some other collection for all to view and appreciate. Such an item will be an excellent topic of discussion during a lunch or dinner.
A gorgeous painting that adorns your wall or a collection of dishes that sits on the shelves on the wall add a certain amount of beauty. But that’s not all that you can display proudly on the walls. You can also use small trinkets or small decorative china; anything that you think will make for a good exhibit can be displayed.
You can take it one step further and can use such an element and design the entire theme of the dining room around it. So, there you have it. Five ways that can be used to make your dining room incredible. Have you tried any of these tips? Is there something that you would like to add? Then just share your thoughts in the comments below.