Creating a Desirable Dining Room
Creating a desirable dining room that is perfect for celebrating, entertaining and more is all in the planning. The perfect dining room is comfortable, inviting, and just spacious enough to encourage great conversation. Which is why we have a few suggestions about putting all the pieces together.
The Essentials: Table, Seats, and Lighting
Taking the time to carefully select your dining room table can make all the difference. Round tables are great for making sure your guests can converse easily. In smaller dining spaces, square and rectangular tables can work just as well as long as you get the chair placement just right.
Seating should be comfortable, with the chairs placed close enough for easy conversation but wide enough to give each person plenty of elbow space.
Once you’ve selected the dining room table and chairs, make sure they stand out with some fabulous feature lighting.
Since dining rooms host celebrations and more formal occasions, it pays to be a bit more adventurous when choosing your lighting. Chandeliers and pendant lights are perfect but make sure the bulbs aren’t too bright and glaring else your guests might feel they have come round for more of an interrogation than a relaxing meal.
The Finishing Touches: Dressers, Colour, and Wall Decor
When you're decorating your dining room, it’s a good idea to start in the middle and work your way outwards. Once your table, seating, and lighting are in place you can start thinking about your decor.
Besides wall colour choices - understated elegance or bold feature walls - you'll have to decide whether to add other pieces of furniture like a dresser, corner display unit, or shelving. These pieces are great for extra storage as well as giving you the chance to add your own personal style.
Finally, select wall decor like mirrors, paintings, or open shelving, and a centrepiece and dressing for your table.
Everybody wants a dining room fit for royalty to dine in but with just a few magic touches, yours could be the most desirable dining room your guests have ever seen.
- Gary Anderson