There’s probably no other place in the home that has witnessed the warmest moments among family members than the dining room. This is where everyone gathers each morning before setting out to school or work.
It’s also where they meet again in the evening and share stories and conversations about how the day went. Definitely, this is a room not to be taken for granted. If you only want the best memories for your family and friends, make your dining room the best that it can be.
Decorating any part of the home is a form of self-expression. Therefore, before any change is made, it is important for the homemaker to determine her personal style. When it comes to the dining room, there could be many ways to give it a whole new look and feel depending on the style of the one who’s creating the design.
Contemporary dining furniture would have clean lines and simple yet interesting shapes. It would have a dark hue, usually cappuccino. An accent in a modern dining table could be anything that looks unique such as a geometrically inspired glass bowl or vase.
Generally, modern furniture is a showcase of things sleek and simple and this is what a modern dining set will look like.
A casual dining table is also simple and may be covered by a cotton cloth with colorful prints. The chairs would come wicker style, while oak and pine are types of woods that are at home in casual interiors.
A bouquet of flowers in a plain glass vase placed on the table could serve as an accent. A bowlful of differently colored fruits also make a good centerpiece in a casual dining room setting.
If traditional is how you envision your dining room to be, a formal dining table is a must. Usually, this style works great with elegant looking hardwoods like cherry or mahogany. Chairs will have to match naturally.
When you talk about traditional dining furniture, it’s impossible not to be taken back to the world of old European design. Antiques will be all around the place and a highly decorative chandelier will bring that dining table to a classic sparkle.
One thing about traditional furniture is consistency. From your walls to your linens, everything should be a match.
For those who work better by breaking rules and creating their own, eclectic is the term for the resulting design. This allows for experimenting and crossing different interior design genres. But even in an eclectically styled home, the rule of visual weights remains.
They have to be in balance. It doesn’t mean that if there’s one jar on one side, there should be another on the other side. It simply requires weights on both sides to be evened out whatever décors there are.
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