Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 02:20 pm
When you think about it, your dining room is a very intimate space. You certainly enjoy a meal in that room and, in many homes, it is also homework central, a craft area or a home office. But its primary purpose is to dine. By adding just a few elements you can make this space an enjoyable spot for your family, no matter how large, to come together at mealtime.
This is the easy part; you will need a table and chairs. Your dining set may be simple and affordable or it may be a family heirloom passed down from one generation to another. To add color and pattern you may want to consider a host and hostess chair in a different style and fabric from the other pieces. For a modern, eclectic look consider mismatched chairs and a distressed wood table.
Lighting can come in many forms. It may be a modern set of recessed lights, a splendid chandelier, a set of wall scones or, for those special occasions, candlelight. To set the proper mood, install dimmer switches for all your lighting.
Fabric and color
This is strictly a personal choice. Many people enjoy a red dining room as the color red is thought to stimulate the appetite. Fabric should be durable, comfortable to the touch and easy to clean.
There is no need to save the “good” china for special occasions. Make every night an event by setting a lovely table. It only takes a moment to add cloth napkins and pretty plates. As an added bonus, your family may choose to linger awhile rather than scurrying off.
There are many manufacturers of quality dining room furniture at the Mart. Stop by and take a look at the room settings for ideas on how to create a beautiful dining space that will make mealtime a special time to gather, relax and enjoy a meal together.