Gone are the days when dining room décor was playing second fiddle to the living room or kitchen, with homeowners placing increasing importance to where they dine! Whether it is a Victorian style of low chandeliers or a more contemporary take on a classic black table, here are ways you can amp up your fine dine game and create a space fit for royalty.
The days of solid colours for furniture are a thing of the past, giving us much more to work with! To give your dining room a rich opulent look, select a dark toned wood table and pair it with leather chairs that are accented with gold or silver embellishments. Colours like purple, scarlet, or fuschia add to the grandiose of the room. You can also think outside the box with contemporary stone-finish tables and metallic chairs. Balance the furniture with light coloured walls and some pop art.
One of the central themes to any elegant space is metallics. While we don’t suggest you go overboard with gold or brass, you can be a tad more restrained with contemporary metallic highlights, or emphasize your stone table with a metallic finish. Another way to go is to commit to small pieces with candle holders, vases, or metallic cabinets to display your good china!
If you are looking for more of a youthful vibe you can have a dining table with mismatched chairs (not unlike Monica’s apartment in F.R.I.E.N.D.S.). Add an eclectic vibe to the walls with bright pop art in wooden frames. You can also spruce up the place with an accent wall, or (if you are not scared of commitment) paint the entire room! Balance out the bright colours with some neutral colours like black, white, or beige.
Dramatic and classic
There is nothing that screams drama like floor to ceiling wall papers. Choose a vintage wallpaper, and adorn your space with white curtains and wooden panels. Lend a weathered look to your room by using well-worn furniture and contemporary cutlery.
Mix it up
One of the best ways to infuse life into your room is to allow ample sunlight to enter! Use floor to ceiling windows and a neutral colour for the walls. A crystal chandelier will bring the room together, and use vintage patterned chairs for a wholesome dining experience. You can use velvet drapes and decorate the walls with art in metallic frames and create a space that oozes class.