When people are designing their own house, they tend to want to make the dining room as homely as possible. This is because it is a communal room. Families tend to gather in dining rooms. That is why this room is so important.
The mistake people make is that they go too contemporary when it comes to the dining room. Making a room look futuristic is all well and good but there is a fine line between futuristic and clinical.
When a dining room looks too clinical, people are less likely to feel at home and they won’t settle. Each time they go in the room they will worry about how the room looks and they will not enjoy their meals.
For the dining room table, pick something that suits the look that you want. If you want a contemporary look, there is no point in getting a traditional table. Pick a table that fits in with the rest of the house as well. You want the room to stand out but not by too much.
If the rest of your home is traditional, then going contemporary with the dining room design is too much of a jump. Maybe you should think about contemporary for the fittings but not as the main design goal.
When choosing your dining table, think about what you are going to be using it for. If you only have four people who eat at it regularly, you might be tempted to save some money and only buy a small table. However, what are going to do when the whole family descends on you for Christmas dinner? You have to think about what you are going to be using it for in the future.
For the middle of the table, you should decorate with minimalistic extras like candles or a fruit bowl. You don’t want too much on there because it will be filled up with food and you don’t want to feel cramped.
Again, here you have to suit the rest of the design of the room. There is no point putting a chandelier in a contemporary designed room. It will look weird. If you have a contemporary design in your room, then the lighting features should be similar to contemporary pendant lighting.
It is best to have the lights hanging over the dining room table. This way people will be able to see their food. Having the place too dark will mean that people are less likely to want to eat in there.
You need to make the room look homely and inviting for your family to eat their meal. You want the lighting to be enough to see the plates, but not enough that the light is too bright for people.
It should go without saying that the chairs should match the design of the table. If you have saved some money on a dining table that does not come with chairs, then you have the option of buying other chairs and having them painted or re-cushioned to match the table.
It all depends on how much money you want to spend. You have options to save some money here, but if you want everything to be perfect, then you should spend the extra money to have a dining room that comes with the chairs as well
For the walls of the room, you will want to paint them, or have them wallpapered with a light color. You don’t want anything patterned because it will clash with everything.
Having plane walls will mean that you can put pictures on your walls and make them stand out. You should hang pictures of your family or pictures of landscapes. You don’t want anything too fancy because it will put people off their food. You shouldn’t hang pictures of animals in a place where people will be eating their dinner.