Do you want your dining room design to look like it was just made by a professional interior designer?
If you follow these rules, that task will become much easier. Sometimes achieving the dining room design of our dreams can be hard, since most of us aren’t interior designers. So, we decided to share with you our top 8 tips to accomplish the perfect dining room.
1. Do Choose Your Most Expensive Or Favorite Item & Decorate Around It
Sometimes when we fall in love with a piece, it means that it’s meant to be. So if there’s a particular piece that you adore, decorate the room around it.
2. Don’t Use Rugs That Are Too Small For Your Space
This is the most common mistake that people make when decorating a room. Your rug needs to be bigger than the area that you are trying to cover, that way it gives the appearance of a very thought about space.
3. Do Use Color
The colors matter more in your dining room design than any other room. Yellow and orange hues are some of the two best tones for the dining room. They’re warm and energetic, encouraging conversation whilst also complimenting the color of food. So, take that into account when choosing the color scheme.
4. Don’t Push All The Furniture Against The Walls
By pulling the furniture away from the walls, it’s possible to create intimate conversation areas, which are important when organizing a dinner party or a friends gathering.
5. Do Use Comfortable Chairs
You should use comfortable chairs so that diners take their time to eat, digest well and communicate with one another. Ideally, chairs should have good back rests and arms, such as the Ellen Dining Chair pictured above.
6. Don’t Ignore Storage
Even though, you want the dining room to look stylish and polished, you can’t forget the functionality of the space, because, although, you want it to look like a magazine page, you can’t forget that you have actual stuff to store and organize. Some clean shelves and cabinets are a great option.
7. Do Mix Lighting
The dining room should be very well illuminated so that people can comfortably eat and converse. Use table lamps, floor lamps, sconces – whatever you like. Just be sure to use a mix.
8. Don’t Use Busy Patterns and Unusual Details
You should also try to avoid fussy furnishings in the dining room. These will date quickly and create a cluttered and claustrophobic environment. Instead, look to colors and prints that are more classic and timeless, such as florals, checks and stripes. By choosing more simple, understated prints, it will also be easier to update your dining room in the future.
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