Create the Best Dining Room Design

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Whether you’re living in a small apartment in a residential building or a huge house, you need to work on your floor plan and give every room of the house enough space. We all want our living rooms and bedrooms to be as big as possible, which means we sometimes neglect areas like the dining room, and that’s never good. This is where we’re supposed to enjoy our meals and spend time with our family, as well as welcome our guests and throw our parties. That’s why the dining room deserves as much attention as the other areas in your home, and if you want to make your dining room appear special, here’s what you need to do.

The table

This is the most important thing in a dining room and something without which you can’t put this space to good use, which is why a proper dining table should be high on your list of priorities. It needs to be big enough to accommodate every member of your family and a few extra guests, but still not use the entire space on its own.

What most people do is get one of those collapsible or foldable tables that can be extended in a matter of seconds, in case that’s necessary. So, think about the size of your dining table, figure out how big it can be, and then start searching for the best model on the market. Once you do that, you also need to find chairs that will go with your dining table and complement it. Try to stick to the same material, but don’t be afraid to go crazy when it comes to patterns and colors.

 The lighting

formal dining room

It doesn’t matter if you’re using your dining room to share meals with your family or are throwing a luxurious party for your friends, you can’t do this in the dark. All dining rooms need proper lighting setup, and this is one of its most vital features you need to pay close attention no matter what.

Luckily, there are lots of ideas you can choose from – chandeliers, overhead lights, accents lights, pendant lights, as well as candles you can simply scatter all over the dining room and make this space extra romantic. Again, the type of lighting you choose depends on the size of your dining room but try to make sure every corner is properly illuminated and that all your guests feel like they’re not having their meals in the dark.

The rugs

Even if you’re not the most formal person in the world, you still need a dining room that looks at least semi-formal, and you can’t have such a dining room without a proper rug. This doesn’t seem like a big deal at first, but the fact is that rugs bring another dose of class and elegance into your dining area, turning it into the focal point of your entire home. And if you want to make your guests feel special and welcomed, that’s exactly the atmosphere you should be going for.

What’s even better is that there are lots of amazing and comfy rugs on the market, and you’ll surely be able to find one for yourself as well. Try to coordinate its colors with the colors of your walls and your dining table, or match the pattern on your rug with the pattern on your chairs. This way, you’ll create a more harmonious look, and that’s something you can’t put a price on. Also, keep in mind that a proper rug will also make your dining room warmer, which is particularly important in the fall and winter, so your Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner won’t be so chilly anymore.

The fireplace

dining room with fireplace

Speaking of cold weather, this is another feature that doesn’t just look good but is also rather practical, especially for people living in cold areas. The fireplace was among the most popular and sought-after features of all homes back in the day, so the chances are you still have one in your living room and dining room as well. So, the only thing you need to do now is give it some love, spice it up a bit, and you’re good to go!

Again, there are lots of ideas you can borrow, and make sure your fireplace looks amazing regardless of the style you’ve picked. It should, of course, follow the overall decorating style of your dining room and home, which means modern homes should have a modern fireplace, while traditionally decorated living space need to stick to more traditional ones. It’s all about the details, and this detail is quite crucial.

Designing a perfect dining room is never easy, but it’s not as hard as most people think. Just stick to these few features, make sure they’re perfect, and you’ll be able to enjoy your meals in your new dining room before you know it!