4 Steps To Designing A Stylish Dining Room
As the setting for so many special moments, the design of the dining room is key to an optimal social environment. The dining room is an area of the home where the designer can afford to be bolder and explore a touch of drama.
A well-designed dining room has the power to affect our mood, by infusing the space with an atmosphere that can influence the way we feel—to embolden, inspire us to become more animated, and to encourage lively conversation.
1/4Pick the right seats
It’s the rear of the chairs that become the dominant feature of a dining space. Luckily, adding detail or pattern on your upholstered seats is easy to achieve and can have a greater impact on the room then splashing out on a designer table. High-back dining chairs will also envelop your guests with comfort, encouraging them to linger and enjoy the evening.
2/4Play with textures
Black and white lines on the walls can form a crisp backdrop for an evening of glamorous entertaining. And a jubilant rug design can bring a freshness to an elegant scheme while adding energy to the space, to create a perfect backdrop for an evening of sparkling conversation.
3/4Add a beautiful glow
Using multiple layers of light on different switches or simply putting the key light xture on a dimmer, allows the hosts to nesse whatever mood they wish. A pendant light arrangement can also invoke a sense of ickering candlelight to create a warm and intimate mood.
4/4Mind the details
Often, it is the little things and details that makes guests feel special. A pretty bouquet of fresh flowers, or beautifully coordinated table settings will show that thought has gone into preparing this feast and will make your guests feel welcome and appreciated.