With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make those changes you’ve been dreaming of for your Dining Room. Regardless of your personal style, there are constant elements of design that should be considered. We have 3 tips for you as you begin the process of updating, upgrading or doing a whole Dining Room makeover.
#1 Create ambiance.
Lighting is probably one of the most important elements of room design when you consider the atmosphere of your Dining Room. The key is to keep it soft. No one wants to eat in the dark, but having glaring light is a put off as well. For the perfect atmosphere, you have a few choices. Adjustable overhead lighting–a chandelier or light fixture–that is on a dimmer will be an excellent choice. Spread the light and add to your Dining Room decor with lamps on a side table for style elements and function. Some dining rooms feature recessed lighting that functions on another switch to add or remove light based on circumstance. And last, but not least, your window treatments play a big role in atmosphere–both in style and function. Layering custom drapes over sheer window coverings will heighten the style of your Dining Room decor while setting up the perfect ambiance.
#2 Make it comfortable.
Depending on the size of your dining room space, your choices for furnishings will vary. In a small space, a round or oval table will add intimacy for quaint dining. Comfort is important–you want your guests to settle in and concentrate on enjoying the food and the company, not the distraction of having to shift in their seats. Upholstered seating adds dynamic style and can soften the feel of your dining space. If you have a dining room that is large enough to offer space for extra seating, a conversation spot is a great addition–two beautiful chairs angled towards each other with a small table in between. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine and quiet conversation after dinner. These side chairs can add unique design characteristics to your Dining Room decor.
#3 Surround yourself with beauty.
Memories and cherished moments will fill your upcoming holidays. Make your home environment one that surrounds you with the beauty you love. Making your Dining Room decor personal will allow you to feel a sense of peace and relaxation. Sweeping the organizational world right now with transformative anticipation, Marie Kondo’s book, the life-changing magic of tidying up, tells us not just to discard what is not needed or loved, but more importantly, surround yourself with what fills you with joy. Walls, designed with a relaxing color, or a pop of vibrancy will set the tone of the room. Artwork, accent pieces, a mirror–these items will add to your Dining Room decor to help you create your own personal, joy-filled space. Find inspiration with contemporary trends, like the asian-inspired accent of Ginger Jars, or check out our Pinterest page for ideas that spark your imagination. No matter what you love, we can help you make your design dreams a reality–and the best part is we do it for free with complimentary in-home consultations.
The holidays are coming. Style your home with the perfect Dining Room decor to make those gatherings extra special this year. At Metropolitan Window Fashions, we love helping you find exactly what you need to put together a beautiful look. Unique design elements, custom upholstery, custom drapes and window coverings will add just the right dining room decor for your upcoming holiday moments. Contact our team for a free, in-home consultation.