Dining areas are slowly becoming optimal focal points in modern homes. In fact, this area is becoming so popular that it’s proudly being merged with the legendary master of them all, the living room. Clearly, this no longer is a simple dining area only but a classic focal point of the home.
If your house has the American/open plan kind of dining room, it calls for above par interior decorating skills and of course, an eye for detail in order to achieve perfection. If you are looking to improve the appeal and feel of your dining room, there are simple and quick steps to achieve this. You don’t have to tear down and reconstruct the entire room. With a few show stopping dining area items of decor, the room can instantly be transformed.
Dining Area Decor Items Worthy of your Dime
1. Outstanding Dining Set Furniture
Unlike other rooms in your house, the dining room simply consists of two pieces of furniture: the table and a few chairs. These will define the tone of the room. This fact gives you all the more reason to invest in a good dining set. This, of course, depends on the theme of the room, occupants of the home and budget.
This will further dictate whether you’ll go for an all glass, wooden, colored, simple or sophisticated set. No matter what your options are, go for a show stopping set. After all, this is a one time investment that will transform your meal times in a glamorous way.
2. The Center Piece Magnificence
Gone are the days when a dining table was just a confined area for meals. Today, people are going bigger than they ever have before. Depending on the size of the dining room and the furniture in there, choose a suitable centerpiece that blends right in. A shy couple of flowers in a boring vase do not have a place in a modern dining room.
A large dining table in a large dining room can comfortably accommodate a large decorative vase as well as flamboyant flowers. The vase can be horizontal or verticle. A long vertical case with a grass like manicured plant is quickly gaining popularity. The same case applies to a cactus. It takes the monotony of flowers out of your modern home. It also is a subtle way of glamming your dining area.
3. Grand Chandelier Statement
Traditionally, a chandelier solely belongs in living rooms. Well, not anymore. If you want to take your dining room out of the ordinary then definitely shop for a glamorous chandelier. With this, you are free to choose whichever suits your taste and as well as the theme of the home.
If yours is a bright dining area, step out of your comfort zone and give a bold colored chandelier a try. If your dining room is poorly lit, choose one with multiple bulbs that illuminate more light than other types of chandeliers.
4. Soft Furnishing
Did you know that you can change the theme and appeal of your dining room with ease? All you need is different colored seat covers, area rugs and vase. Most furniture stores stock seat covers that simply need to be slipped over dining seats. You can switch these as many times as you please to achieve the kind of look that you desire. You can also mix and match two different colored seat covers for a fun effect for instance, red and black, green and yellow, black and white.
Besides seat covers, you could change the area rugs to a different color. The same applies to the flower vase, drapes and napkins. This is guaranteed to make yours an entertaining and appealing dining room. Your guests/family will be anxious to experience the new scene with every visit.
5. Unique Dining Set
Take a close look at classy homes and you will notice that tables are constantly set whether it’s meal times or not. This is especially so for open plan homes where the dining room is part of the living room. In this case, invest in a set of unique China. Gold is a modern hit. It oozes sophistication and uniqueness. Finish this look with some equally unique cutlery, wine glasses, napkins and of course, napkin rings. Another perfect addition to this look is some classic candle holders. However, this look isn’t quite complete without some unique candle sticks to match. The point is to make the room inviting at the first glance.
6. A Classic Display
Besides the show stopping dinning set, consider a classic display in your dining area. A wooden piece made with a few decorative finishing touches will do in this case. This will be used to display all of your collectors pieces of fine china. This is the pride of the room so ensure that you organize the pieces in a decorative way.
If your dining lounge is limited in space, opt for a mantle instead. This can be above the fireplace. Display a collection of fine china here and give your guests something pleasant to look at as they enjoy their meal.
7. Floor Flower Vases
A contemporary theme always works best with a splash of nature. Besides the lovely flowers on the dining table, consider a large flower vase near the window. In a white dining room, a lively green bamboo tree would fit right in. These are some of the bold statements that make a room stand out.
Every home deserves a lively, appealing and functional dining area. With a few additional touches to what already exists, you could easily make yours a show stopper. Keep in mind that this is an area that should naturally trigger togetherness, appetite and bliss. Therefore, everything that you choose to incorporate to yours should work for you. After all, your home is a representative of your taste and personality. If you are experiencing trouble getting this project started, seek the help of a professional or simply peruse through interior design magazines. You’ll be surprised at the vast ideas out there.