Whether it’s a complete makeover or you want to breathe new life into your dining room with some updates, we’ve put together a list of four ideas to make this room the perfect place to gather with family and friends.
Wallpaper is making a comeback and if you want to elevate the overall look and feel of your dining room, consider adding it to all or one wall as an accent piece.
Depending on your style, you could go for a modern mural, an abstract design, or a textured finish to add depth to the room.
No matter your choice, purchase samples so you’re confident you’re making the right choice for your space.
Add in a Rug
When updating your dining room a great accent piece to not overlook is a rug.
Rugs come in all shapes and sizes and can either be used to pull in other colors of the room or can act as the foundation for the overall design.
The key when choosing a rug for your dining room is to find one that’s stylish and practical.
Think about how the space will be used and by who.
If your dining room is a place where your family will frequently enjoy a meal, shy away from rugs that are fluffier as they’ll become a trap for crumbs and stains.
Flat-weave and low-pile rugs are often a great choice for dining rooms as they’re easy to clean and lie flat to the surface
A good starting point when choosing a rug is to focus on the size. The rug of your choice should have at least 24 inches of room on all sides. This lessens the likelihood of people tripping over the edges and having difficulty pulling their chair in and out from under the table.
Brighten the Space
Adding or upgrading the light source in your dining room is a great way to brighten the space.
When picking a light fixture, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind such as:
- Size and shape – Round chandeliers typically work well with round tables while linear fixtures compliment rectangular tables.
- Height and placement – The chandelier should be at least 12 inches smaller than the dining room table in all directions and hung about 30 inches above the surface of the table.
The chandelier is typically the center of attention in the dining room so you’ll want to find one that compliments your style, finishes off the space, and works well with the other design elements in the room.
Do your dining room windows feel bare?
Instead of adding traditional curtains, make sure they’re dressed for the occasion with custom wood shutters.
Whether it’s the holiday season or a simple family dinner, your custom wood shutters will provide a sleek and timeless look that’ll grow with your style as the years go on.
Schedule a free, in-home consultation to start the process and Transform Your Home.