Dining Room Decoration Ideas, Inspiration & Tips

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The dining area of the home is a place where all the family members unite for some time throughout the day. It’s not only a place to consume food, but also an arena to strengthen the family bonds. Needless to say, it deserves some profound care and treatment for facilitating more than just routinely meals.

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These ideas will help you to create an appetizing atmosphere in your dining room. Check them out below:

Choose the room

The first step towards decorating the room will be identifying which room you want as the dining room. A small family of 4-6 members can easily dine in standard room size, but a bigger family will need a comparatively larger space to dine together. The dining room can be associated with the kitchen or the living room, or it can simply be a standalone room. Consider the architecture of the house while choosing the dining area.

Paint your walls

According to the psychology of colors, they have the ability to influence your hunger. A fresh shade of green is mostly preferred as it promotes healthy eating. Regardless, if you wish to use bright hues, then make sure you soften bright colors by adding a tinge of white or beige to get the healthy meal effect.

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Lighting

Appropriate lighting creates a magical aura in every room. In the dining room, natural lighting will be the best during breakfast or lunch. For dinners, soft lighting with just the right amount of brightness will create a beautiful atmosphere. Pick a light fixture which complements your dining table. The rule is to opt for a round fixture for roundtables and rectangular or oval fixture for long tables. For a big table, you can hang a chandelier from the ceiling or invest in numerous small lanterns. The effect will be similar to what you see at the Hogwarts feast.

Furniture for dining

This can be a tricky job with various kinds of trends revolving around. The furniture that you are going to choose should be in harmony with the walls of the room and the design of the house. Choosing a rustic design just because it is in fashion may not go all well for an elegant home, and vice versa. The table can single-handedly strike an ideal impression, whether it is glass, metal or wood, provided you team it with the right seats. A good option would be to use slipcovers for your chairs. It sports an elegant look while giving you the convenience of changing the look without having to change the furniture at all.

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Draping with color

Coloring your walls is one way of enhancing the look of the dining room. You can add colorful drapes in the room to add that color element. Although drapes are usually hung at the windows,  for aesthetic purposes, you can fix a rod along the length of a wall, and drape patterned or floral curtains from edge to edge. This gives a classic look to the dining room.

Make use of wallpapers

Another alternative to painting the walls can be making use of wallpapers. They will create the same appeal with ease. You won’t have a dearth of choices when choosing wallpaper. Wallpapers are a little costlier than paint, but they create a better and a premium impression. The choice depends on your budget.

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Decorating the walls

While decorating the walls of the dining room, you can make a display of the vintage collection of dishes or the wine collection by placing a cabinet against the walls. It serves as an intriguing piece in the room while also flaunting your beautiful collection.

Adding the rug

Rugs and floor carpets have acted as pieces of decoration since the olden times. They still hold their aesthetic appeal. Your dining room becomes more comfortable with a thick rug under your feet. You do not need to cover the entire floor with the rug like you would do for the living room. Simply spread out the rug just a few inches beyond the dining furniture.

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Fabric for the table

Shop wisely when selecting linens for the dining table. Pick the linen sheets that will coordinate with the surroundings, and are easy to clean. Place matching tablecloth, napkins and placemats to conclude the look well.

Add accessories according to your taste

You can add value to the table by placing natural plants. They will not just beautify the room, and purify the air, but will also have a relaxing effect on you. You may also add other centerpieces around it such as a vase or candles etc. However, ensure that you don’t overcrowd the table.

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