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Adding a touch of luxury to your home can seem expensive, and for some, this is true depending on your style and chosen homewares. But adding an elevated look and feel to your home can help you create that wow factor and give you a space where you genuinely feel at home.
One area that can benefit from a touch of luxury is the dining room. Regardless of the size of your space, you can quickly transform your dining with a few simple steps and a keen eye for detail.
The most important part of your dining room is indeed the dining table and chairs. Rectangle dining tables give off an air of luxury and grandeur, and if you are going for a high-class vibe, this shape can serve you well. However, pay attention to the size and shape of your room when deciding on your dining table, as different shapes can help you to maximise space. Add velvet dining chairs for the ultimate in style and sophistication and comfort when sitting down to eat.
Smaller rooms can benefit from rounder tables tucked closely into a corner or nook in a room to open the space out. In contrast, more extended tables can complement similarly shaped rooms by being placed vertically in the centre of the room. How you navigate the room and your lifestyle will play a big part in the location of your dining table and chairs.
Your chosen lighting can set the mood for your dining room, and the placement needs to be as central as possible. And if you can, place statement lighting directly over the dining table for added effect. If not, extra lighting on or around your dining table by way of lamps, candle features, and mirrors too can create the illusion of focussed dining table lighting.
It is a good idea to use your light as a focal point for the room and have it as a talking point with subtle decor to support the style of the light. But if you do this, remember less is more. You don’t want to make the room too fussy, or you will lose the impact.
A splash of art can work well as a statement piece in an otherwise plain space. The thing is, you don’t need to do too much to a dining room to create impact; you need to choose what you add carefully. Hang your artwork at the head of the table or in full view of eyes when dining in the room for a great conversation starter and something for people to ponder while eating.
Art can be a great way to add colour to a plain room or to brighten up neutral colourways, and they aren’t permanent, so if you decide to change it, you can replace the artwork with something else.
Add A Rug
Rugs have always been an essential part of home decor for cultures worldwide, whether they are traditional or contemporary. It is becoming increasingly clear that rugs retain all their room-defining qualities when placed in a dining area.
Instead, as with table accents, rugs can assist in extending the design to the floor, weaving in colour and pattern stories along the way.
When choosing the rug size, measure our table and then add around 60 cm to the size to allow for the movement of chairs and avoid people having to sit with the chair both on and off the rug simultaneously: the bigger, the better works well in this scenario.
Flowers and Plants
The fact is that your dining room isn’t included in this list, for whatever reason, is a significant oversight. It’s hard to think of a room in your house that wouldn’t benefit from adding some plants or fresh flowers. A powerful, well-made flower arrangement as a centrepiece to a carefully curated tablescape, on the other hand, represents one of the most beautiful ways to make an impact in your home’s dining room.
If plants are more your thing, you can add various styles of plants, both smaller potted plants for shelves or larger floor plants to add to the decor, such as the ever in fashion Monstera.
When it comes to creating a stunning dining room that is not only a joy to spend time in but also functional, there are many different options you can choose from. You shouldn’t neglect this space as simply somewhere to eat. You should pay as much attention to your dining as you do to other rooms in your house.
*This is a collaborative post.