Of all the rooms in the house, the dining room often feels the most special. Although many of us may not use it every day, that’s where we gather to mark happy events and to entertain close friends.
Because your dining room holds so many special memories, it deserves an equally special design. Fortunately, we have several dining room ideas to help you create the best space.
It’s not easy to design spaces that feel right for a celebration, but still function for daily life. After all, it doesn’t make sense to have a room in your house that you rarely use, right?
The key is to create a balance between comfort and elegance. Here are 25 dining room ideas that fit the bill. Think of this as a starting point to help you create a dining room that your whole family will love for years to come.
1. Ground the space with a rug
Impossible you want to make the dining table as the focal point of the room. However, the table can feel empty with the table, so add carpet for color and texture. Make sure it is at least 24 inches wider than a table on each side to make room for the chair to slide easily without crossing the edge of the carpet.
In addition to earthing the room, having a carpet in the dining room will make it warm and comfortable, especially if you have wooden floors. Additional padding will also make guests more comfortable, and the carpet can act as a stain barrier if accidental spills occur.
2. Keep the table neutral.
Because this table is arguably the most important furniture in the room, it might be tempting to choose something that will make a statement. However, instead of choosing a decorative design, we recommend keeping the table neutral so that it lasts even though it has passed the trend.
When choosing your dining table, it is important to focus on the quality of construction. Consider using natural materials – such as wood, glass or even stone – that will give you the flexibility to change to the design of the rest of the room in the future.
3. Brighten the room with multiple light.
Using two or more lights or track lighting in your dining room will not only create beautiful visual effects on the table, but also ensure that the light spreads evenly throughout the room (as opposed to pouring light from one source). This display also works very well when paired with recessed lighting to illuminate the corners.
When buying lighting for your dining room, choose two or three matching fixtures that can be placed evenly along the table. Look for equipment that is equipped (or can be used) with a dimmer so you can set the mood, whether you are having a romantic dinner or just completing homework.
4. Go bold with wall art.
If there is one room in your home that is dedicated to show off your love of art, make it your dining room. Prominent creative work will carry energy into space, while slower speeds at most special events will ensure that your valuable work gets the admiration it deserves.
In addition to displaying what you like, it is important to consider size when choosing what will adorn the walls in your dining room. You want to create a visually balanced impression in the room, so focus on larger pieces – or collections of several smaller ones for gallery walls – that will fill the wall across the table.
5. Consider mismatched dining chairs.
Traditionally, every design element in a formal space is adapted to the smallest details. However, recently the trend of mixing and matching certain pieces – such as dining chairs – has developed among the design community, especially those who want to give the room a more relaxed and user-friendly feeling.
Maintaining an element of coordination is the key to making this appearance. For example, if all your chairs have different shapes, making them in the same color will help tie them together. Likewise, if all chairs display different artistic details, make sure they are all made of similar material.