2322 Dining Room Ideas
Traditionally, a dining room was separate from the kitchen and reserved for formal gatherings. It was also a place for daily family meals. With the trend towards open plan designs, grab-and-go meals and city living, some home owners have eschewed the traditional dining room in favor of an integrated dining-and-kitchen space.
Having a separate dining room is a wonderful option that offers you respite from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, but really boils down to personal preference and whether you have the space for it. However, even if all you can manage is a dining space a couple of feet away from your kitchen, treat that space as a bespoke dining spot.
The first step towards creating a gorgeous dining room is selecting the dining table. The standard dining table comes in round, oval and rectangular shapes, with a myriad of material combinations. Whatever your dining table shape, make sure to leave enough room for your guests to move around the table. A good rule of thumb is to leave about 45 inches between tables and walls for optimum clearance.
Next, consider what you need in terms of storage as you wouldn’t want to be walking in and out of the kitchen to fetch cutlery. Putting in place some cabinets and a sideboard could work nicely and act as a decorative element at the same time.
When decorating the dining room, one of the easiest and most transformational things you could do is to introduce art. Complement your art piece with statement lights and an anchor rug, paying attention to their relative dimensions so that the room doesn’t look overwhelmed by multiple competing decorative items. Seasonal pieces such as Christmas-themed table runners or a fresh bouquet of spring flowers will keep your room updated and save it from neglect.