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The dining room in any house is an important room. After all, it is here on the table where delicious meals are shared and important stories and experiences of the day discussed by the family. It is so peaceful to sit at the table after meals and engage in casual discussions with your family over a cup of coffee or a dessert.
Well, a lot of planning and careful thinking should go behind the designing of the dining room, and it should be perfectly designed for family time and entertaining. It is here where you would be hosting family events, plan celebratory dinners, and other occasions. So, what is it that makes a perfect dining room? Read on to find out.
It is essential, to consider the size of the dining room, the required size will, of course, depend on the number of family members. Even if the room is for a nuclear family with just 3 or 4 members, keep some extra space for the guests. That would help you decide the size of the dining room.
Know how the dining room would be used and function. Will it be used for casual dinners or for hosting formal dinner parties? Once you’ve all the answers, you can visualize the kind of seating area and how to allot the space.
The dining table, chairs, and the cabinets, of course, are the most important furniture for the dining room. If you have a smaller dinner gathering, you will need a smaller dining table. Use small round dining tables as they are good for conversation and flexibility, while the rectangular tables are good for a larger number of guests. Chairs shoulder be comfortable and the right height.
One should not clutter the dining room with too much furniture and buy the dining table and chairs of the correct size for the room. The cabinets generally should be placed in the right corner, where you can easily access and store the formal dinnerware.
No room looks complete without the right touches and accessories. You can add some fresh plants and artefacts to the room to make it more welcoming. It is a good idea to hang some picture frames, maybe of your family or a large decorative tray. Explore new ideas but do not make the room get that cluttered feel. The colour palette and accessories reveal information about the homeowner and their personality.
Look for ideas on how to create a centre of attention for your dining room. It could be an elaborate flower piece in the centre, a magnificent chandelier hanging from the top, or a wonderful piece of artwork hanging on the wall. Your dinner companions will enjoy the food as well as feel more compelled to look at the focal point from time to time.
At times, your dining table might be used for other purposes such as having discussions with friends, or your children might use it to finish their homework or indulge in some creative hobbies. You might prefer sitting at the dining table to finishing your office project on your laptop. So, make sure that the dining room has plenty of good and effective lighting. Lighting is very important and should eliminate any dark shadows from the table. Choose the placement of the lights and their intensity to create the right impact.
No dining room would look attractive if it doesn’t have good quality flooring. Some good ideas are laminate flooring that is very easy to install, maintain, and replace. Or, you could have a colourful rug or carpeting the room that goes with the theme and décor. You could also go for tiled or marble flooring.
As discussed earlier, every family is likely to use the dining room differently, and thus it should be designed and set up as per their preference to make it just perfect for them. All you need to do is just keep the above-listed tips and guidelines in mind.
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