You don’t have to be a professional interior designer to create a fabulous dining room. The following tips can make a wonderful dining room that reflects your own style. Before starting on any dining room decorating ideas, turn on some music and fix a cold drink. In case you are decorating a small dining room or a large dining room the basic rules are the same. Step-by-step and layer by layer your dining room will look beautiful and elegant!
Why not talk about paint colors first? Well, certain furniture finishes actually clash with different paint colors. Start with your furniture choices first if you don’t have furniture. If you do have furniture, mix and match then you can try out various chair styles for a design that represents you, staining all the pieces with one color or reupholstering them will unify the look, use float shelves and serving trays to display fine China and save space if you have a small room or prefer a different appearance than an average hutch.
Give the appearance of more space by hanging luxurious window treatments high up near the ceiling and wider than the windows are to elevate your room. Separate the dining room from the kitchen and grant it a cozy feel by using pocket doors or an antique inspired folding room divider. Leave out a traditional tablecloth and instead, allow the surface of your dining room table be seen. Use a tasseled runner instead. Alter the look and feel of your room instantly with an area rug. Consider animal prints like zebra or leopard if you love trendy, Oriental or Persian inspired or if you are more traditional.
The look and feel of the room can reflect seasons by switching out seasonal decor and accent pieces, shopping at budget friendly stores, or by taking advantage of clearance sales at major retailers. Display a clear bowl of fresh fruit on the table or sideboard for a cheerful pop of color- think bright oranges in the winter, fresh yellow lemons in summer, or crisp green apples in the fall.
Going for the bling reflects love, drama and old fashioned charm. Crown your room with a piece as classy as a crystal chandelier from a thrift store or a custom piece. Use a sophisticated wall mural as a focal point and a piece of conversation- consider a black and white city skyline or a colorful Japanese garden; downplay the other colors in the room by using neutrals.
Set the table- even if unused to display your best dishes and lovely linens that make the room more all the more inviting. Why keeping your beautiful china locked away in a cabinet all the time! Use lamps in your dining room, deck them out on top with decorative finials to give character and an exotic touch to even the humblest lamp.
Follow the above tips in case of being inspired. Remember that most people tend to use their dining room as either an office or an extra play room. However, once you spend the time and money to decorate and design this room, keep it clean and neat to bring peace to your home and heart.