One of the things we love about a dining room is its ability to bring people together; organizing family meals or getting together with your friends for cocktails and a catch-up. With the right styling and purpose, the layout and look of your space can really help enhance the atmosphere for any family gathering or party. Your chosen style should reflect your home and suit your family’s needs. You also need to consider your furniture choices wisely as it is a key element of dining room decor.
With so many things to consider, it might seem like a daunting task to tackle, but we’ve created some expert advice that’ll help you create the perfect dining room, ready for relaxation or concentration whenever you need it.
1. The key is comfort
If you’re going to be sitting at your dining table for a long period of time, your seat has to be comfortable. Why else do you think people hate flying so much? Select one that’s comfortable, supports your back and isn’t too easy to slouch in – after all, you still need to be proactive sat down! Finding the perfect match will help you and your guests feel both relaxed and at ease.
Whether it’s classic leather seats or patterned or plain fabric, don’t forget to pick a style that’ll suit your home. Nothing will make you feel more conscious of your dining room than your regretful choice of chairs.
2. Create a cohesion of color
Show off your style and personality with splashes of color in your dining room. Design a comfortable space by incorporating colors that already run throughout your home, or go big and bold with a completely new color palette that you think will wow your guests or help your productivity levels.
What better way to do this than with chair pads, kitchen crockery or going all out with the wall colors? Browns and reds make a lasting impression, but mixing and matching stripes with script prints create a quirky feel. If you want to go that one step further, adding pops of color with accessories will really make the room stand out. Your favorite florals as a dining table centerpiece or a crochet tablecloth to fit in with the country cottage decor in your home.
3. Think about flexibility – extending dining tables & stools
From a workspace to an entertainment area, to a family area; your dining room can be as versatile as you wish, so find furniture with the same amount of flexibility.
Our Dorset 3ft Table can be compact for when it’s dinner for two but extends when you’re ready to entertain. It’s perfect for couples, suits small families, and for Christmas, Thanksgiving or those larger occasions will extend to fit 6 if needed!
Accompany your dining table with our benches or stools means that you’re prepared for those unexpected extra guests. Benches can act as that temporary solution, with its main role in the hallway, and brought in to the dining room when the extra seating is needed. Stools also act as the perfect lamp table, saving you on space and adding some atmosphere to your evening. Your dream dining set can be as flexible as you wish with our furniture.
4.Use the tools that are out there
If you’re struggling to visualize how you want your dining room to look, there are tonnes of tools online that will help you pull your look together before you do it yourself. The Olympic Color Visualizer can help you decide your dream paint color or try browsing Houzz for sources of interior inspiration.
5. Saving so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff
Wave Back Rustic Solid Oak and Grey Plain Fabric Dining Chair and 6ft x 3ft Rustic Real Oak Extending Dining Table (Seats up to 12 people Extended)
Beyond wall colors, table types or your chosen chairs, there are plenty of other opportunities to add a personal touch to your dining room. Hang up your favorite piece of art, or create a collage of framed family photos. Style some antique tableware in your hutch or proudly show off your colorful coaster set. The little things can make the biggest differences, so make sure that what you choose to show really represents you and your style.
The dining room definitely shouldn’t be a place to dread spending time in, but with our steps, you can create a well-designed space that’ll help bring people together for years to come!