How to Decorate a Dining Room

Whether you’ve got a small two-seater table in the corner of your kitchen, a huge open plan eating area or a dedicated dining room, where you can enjoy your meals is probably one of the most important nooks of your home. Decorating a dining room requires a little extra love and attention. After all, having the right ambiance creates a space that enhances your home and makes your friends and family feel welcome, comfortable, and just a little bit jealous.

Putting a little care and attention into your lighting, flooring, and furnishings will ensure your dining area looks and feels just right. To help you get your interior ingredients spot on, we’re looking at some of the most important elements to consider when decorating your dining room.

Take a (Statement) Seat

Use statement dining chairs to add color, style, and personality to your space. Choose dining chairs in bold colors or eye-catching designs to make your dining room stand out from the crowd and impress your guests.

Different colors of upholstery could elevate the overall look of the room and avoid monotony. Bright, colorful chairs look fantastic when paired with wooden dining tables. Try to choose a tone that will enhance the other shades in the space and really bring your interior to life.

Explore using different styles of chairs for the ends. Often, the chairs placed at either end are larger and more ornate than the other chairs around the table. If you want to add a little grandeur to your dining room – and let’s face it, who doesn’t like a bit of drama with their dinner? – you could even invest in throne-like chairs and transform your dining area into a space fit for a banquet.

Smoke and Mirrors

Ok, while smoke may be a little much, mirrors are definitely a great addition when decorating the dining room. You can hang a mirror to enlarge the space, especially if the dining area is small. The mirror will give an illusion of space, making the room feel bigger without the need for an extension.

Mirrors have the bonus of being great reflectors. This means that they’ll bounce ambient light around the room, making it feel lighter and brighter in the process. Put your mirror opposite the main window in your dining area to maximize the amount of light in the room.

Shine a Little Light on it

When it comes to decorating your dining room, few things are as important as lighting. Good lighting will make your eating area cozier, welcoming, and stylish. Get your illumination just right and your room will look sensational as soon as the sun goes down and the lights come up.

Add an ambient floor lamp to brighten up the room or table lamps to add pools of light to the space. Another fantastic option for dining areas is a low-hung ceiling light. Hanging a ceiling light right down over your dining area will create an intimate feel around the table day and night.

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