Enjoying good food with good company is one of the most enjoyable things in life. Thereby, having the perfect dining room is essential.
Creating an elegant dining room to share meals with your loved ones will make your life more enjoyable.
Whether you enjoy entertaining large groups of friends and family, or prefer having an intimate meal with your family, you should have a space that accommodates your needs.
You want a beautiful space where the whole family can gather to celebrate special occasions, or simply to enjoy a simple family dinner.
Here are some tips that would help you achieve that.
Consider your lighting
Your dining room lighting should be flexible enough to provide the atmosphere desired for the room in any given occasion.
Pendant light hanging directly above the table, preferably with adjustable brightness, is one of the simplest ways to accomplish this.
In addition to that, such light will also provide a central focus to the dining table.
You may also need additional wall lighting or lamps to help illuminate the room, since most gatherings tend to be after sunset, and there isn’t much natural light.
Consider your furniture
The main components of the dining room are the table and chairs, thus, they need much consideration.
Carefully measure the room before deciding on your furniture, and take into account any windows or doors that cut into the space.
The dining table should be large enough to fit your family comfortably, but also leave sufficient room to move around it.
There is a wide range of styles when it comes to tables, so consider shape, height and finish before making your decision.
There are dozens of materials as well, such as wood, marble, and glass. And each material will make a different impact.
On the other hand, the most important consideration when it comes to choosing chairs for the dining room should be comfort.
You want people to be able to sit comfortably and enjoy their meal. To achieve such comfort you should also take into account the distance between the seat height and table surface.
Bold is gold
The dining room is one of the spaces in the home that can handle a touch of the eccentric while still maintaining an overall atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.
Striking artworks, bold statement pieces and patterned or textured wallpapers all look great in this space.
You can also experiment with bold, statement colors in your dining room, whether it is for the walls or the fabrics or both.
Or if you want to incorporate a unique piece of art your dining room might just be the perfect place for that.
A very good place to add a statement piece is the centerpiece, it is a focal point of your table and can be particularly eye catching when the dining table is not in use.
Use the centerpiece to tie all the elements in the room together or use it as a bold statement piece, the choice is yours.
How do you imagine using your dining room?
Think well about how you would love to use your dining space before you start designing.
Do you plan to entertain a lot? Do you need to be able to add extra seats? Or even an extension to the table?
Consider how many people will be sitting for dinner every day and how many would you like to be able to accommodate occasionally.
If you want to be able to adjust to crowds frequently, it is important to look for furniture that can stand up to the task.
On the other hand, maybe you want to use part of the dining room as a home office, or even a craft center.
Consider your priorities and plan accordingly.
Accommodate all family members
If you have young children, or plan on it, make sure the room can be child friendly if need be.
For instance, make a few concessions to practicality with a table that will not easily scratch and fabrics that can stand up to daily use.
Or if you want a formal dining room but do not want to constantly worry about damage, you can choose to be formal in certain elements.
For example, hang a fancy chandelier, put fancy wallpaper, things that are out of reach of little ones.