Dining rooms are stand-alone spaces, most often part of an open floor area. They are all-purpose places that accommodate all sorts of things from kid’s homework to friends and extended-family celebrations. Dining rooms should be welcoming and attractive places that correspond with your home architecture, design preferences and offer comfort and enough storage space.
Since the dining room is such a sensitive area that accommodates visitors, friends, extended family members. Your dining room décor has to be taken into great consideration. From the colour of the room and accessories including rugs, artwork and lighting.
For dining room décor, you choose a color scheme that can complement the design style that you have already chosen. It’s important to consider adding some rustic woodwork that can help in defining eating areas.
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Selecting dining room furniture
Generally a table and chairs are the aesthetic centerpiece of any dining room. Therefore, for any dining room décor, you have to consider the number of people that will sit there on a daily basis, during dinner parties and when friends gather so as to know the kind of dining room table to choose. You also need to remember that there should be at least 2 feet of table top space for each person and the dining room table should be proportional to the size of the dining room.
Small dining rooms require round tables because they work well in small spaces while rectangular, oval and pedestal tables require very large, long and narrow spaces, and they comfortably carry more diners than in round tables. Consider buying tables with removable leaves.
For a small dining area, choose a compact flip-top or tilt-top table. For this décor, surround your table with mix and match kind of chair styles making sure that the chair seats are at least 12 inches below the edge of the table top so that the guests have enough leg room.
When applying finishing touches to your dining room décor, you should round out your dining room design using vibrant area rugs, good-looking fabrics, artistically arranged collections and fashionable fixtures. You should also introduce fabric lampshades, slipcovers, framed mirrors and eye-catching artworks.
Ensure that you set your dining with a colourful area rug that harmonizes with your decorating style and colour scheme. The area rugs should be at least 2 feet away from a dining table’s sides to give room to occupied chairs. An 8 by 10-feet area rug fits well with most dining sets.
Choose chandeliers that fits the dining room style and design. Consider pendant lights that are 6 inches narrower than the smallest width of the table and which will cast bright light across the table top.
Suspended lights should be 30 inches above the table top in rooms with 8-foot ceiling. You can choose to also install wall sconces, picture lights and down lights just to create a suitable ambiance for everything from breakfasts to late night dinners.
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