If you’re lucky to have a separate dining room in your house, then you should aim to keep it as warm and inviting as possible. You will get little comfort from your dining room if it is not satisfyingly comfortable. If on the other hand you don’t have a dining room, you can spare enough space to serve as the dining area. There are countless ways to have your dining room/area looking beautiful.
Change the colors on the walls. Warm colors create the best ambiance for the dining room. Use red or orange in blending shades. If you don’t want to paint your walls afresh, you can cover them in wall paper or other soft furnishings in your choice warm color. This same color should be reflected in the furnishings you choose. Cushions and slip covers for the chairs can be in a floral pattern or contrasting color. Curtains are the best window treatment for dining rooms. They add softness to the room. Have your curtain in a color complementing the one you’ve used on the walls.
Your choice of dining table should be influenced by the shape of the room. If your room is small, a square table will do. If you have a larger room, a round table is the best. It creates an easy atmosphere for conversation over meals. If your room is rectangular, go for a long table. You can place your table at the centre of the room or stash it against a window, preferably facing the garden if your compound has one. A glass topped table looks glamorous. Get matching, elegant chairs to complete the look. To build on the reflective effect of the glass top, have a large mirror on the wall across. If you have the resources to remodel your flooring, get a polished wood floor or a glossy stone one.
Position a stunning chandelier where you can also place candles. There is a whole lot of lighting options you can choose from – pendants, drum-style lights and modern light fixtures. You can also use table lamps and sconces to bring some warmth to the room. Have dimmers for when you need mood lighting. Set aside space enough for wall shelves, cabinetry and plate racks. You don’t have to have all of these in the room. Just choose what you feel works for you. If you don’t fancy a cupboard, then plate racks might be all you need. With a buffer table on one side of the room, you have enough space to store all your plates.
If you can only spare a portion of a room for mealtime settings, you can work around it to give it a look of splendor. Pull the table to one side of the room and arrange the chairs around it. You also have the option of having a bench flush permanently built against the wall. A table in front of it and chairs around will suffice. If you have an entry-hall, you can convert it to a dining room. Simply have a table and chairs ready during mealtimes. Covering the table and chairs in beautiful fabric will transform the look. When setting the table for a late dinner, light some candles and you have a romantic mood on.
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