Do you often have any family gathering or hosting a dinner party for your close friends? The dining room can be the most special space to gather with your guests. Therefore, to having those special occasions, your dining room deserve an equally special design. You want to create the best gathering space that is still convenient for daily living. Below are dining room ideas you will love to copy. All of them emphasize a balance between comfort and elegance.
1. Choose the perfect rug
The idea here is to make the dining table a focal point of the room, so it would be nice to add something that will showcase that special space. A stylish rug with beautiful color and texture would do the trick. The most important thing when choosing a dining room rug is to make sure it has the perfect fit for your dining table. It should be at least 24 inches wider on each side so that the chairs can slide easily and not going over the edge of the rug.
By grounding the space with a rug, it will add a sense of warmth and comfort. Besides, it also adds style to the dining room.
This textured rug adds a beautiful traditional touch to this elegant black and white dining room.
If there is a match for the combination of black and white to create an elegant look, it would be blue and white. Give a gold accent if you also want a glamorous sense in your dining room.
Get a round rug for a round dining table.
To make it more interesting you can layer different types of rugs.
2. Invest on natural table
The dining table is the most important piece of the furniture set in the dining room, you might want to choose one that will create statement. Choose a quality table that has the best construction, and consider using natural material—such as wood or glass—and keep it in neutral finish.
A neutral table will remain timeless, it’s also suitable for any style and color scheme. Therefore, you will have the flexibility to change up the design of the rest of the room anytime.
Opt for a minimalist table, this will give you more possibility to mix and match style in the dining room.
Match the table with a neutral rug, and your dining area will look amazing.
You can follow this idea to position the wood table so the grain has the same direction with the grain of the wood floor to create flow. That way, the room will feel more airy.
3. Use multiple light
Brighten up the room using multiple light to create a beautiful illumination over the table and the surrounding. Choose two or three matching fixtures that you can either arrange them in the same or different length. Not only functional, multiple light also makes for a great decoration.
You can order fixtures with dimmers so you can set the brightness to create certain atmosphere depend on the occasion, whether it’s a romantic dinner or a family gathering.
The light from the hanging lamps beautifully illuminate the wood table, making the dining table the most special area in the room.
Pairing each lamp with framed picture is a brilliant idea.
This rustic dining room looks interesting with round lamps and round ornaments as the centerpiece.
4. Decorate with wall art
The dining will be the perfect space to show off your favorite art work. A stunning wall art can transform the entire room. It’s not only beautify the room, but also bring the energy that will make your dining more special and entertaining.
When choosing an artwork to show in the dining room, make sure it looks standout among the surrounding. You can focus on bigger pieces, or create a gallery wall. The key is to create visual weight balance within the space.
For a minimalist dining room, make the painting the only object for the wall decor. This one is enough to create statement in the room.
Make sure the the artwork big enough to look standout between the open shelves.
When it comes to a gallery wall, let your creativity guide you. You can go crazy, create your own design and arrange it in the way you love.
5. Mix and match the chairs
If you want something different but still look outstanding for the dining room, consider mixing and matching the chair set. You can go with different shaped chairs with the same color or shades so they will still look tied together. Or, just throw anything different in the mix. The idea of mismatched chairs might seem odd, but it’s becoming a trend now and the more you look at it you’ll see an artistic details in the design.
The most common is mixing chairs with bench. Green is perfect for a dining room with a lot of natural element, and match the green plants perfectly.
This one is for those of you who like a dining room that feels like an art exhibition.
Add transparent chairs to the mix to experience a luxury in your dining room.
Creating a dining room that feels special and suitable for any special occasion is not that easy, but it can be done with a little thought and planning. You can use these dining room ideas as an inspiration to create your own special space that feels comfortable and elegant.