Getting dining room furniture and decorating this important home area by yourself can be a fun task, but can also be overwhelming. Dining room furniture is only one aspect to keep in mind while decorating a dining space.
- While you should try and color coordinate certain principal items such as your main dining set and the flooring or the colors of the wall, don’t coordinate so faithfully that everything appears to be a uniform mass of one color. This can be dull and boring. Rather, you should color coordinate to the extent that no two colors jar, but also create interesting shades and contrasts for the room.
- Decide a single theme if possible and then try to match all the elements of the dining room furniture to that theme. While an eclectic blend can be interesting and personal, a mixture of too many different elements could seem like a bit of a mish-mash, which you don’t want.
- The size of the dining room furniture should fit comfortably within the size of the dining room. The furniture shouldn’t dwarf the area, and there should be ample room left over to move comfortably without brushing against furniture or stubbing your toe painfully on a protrusion. Too much or too large items of furniture will crowd the room, equally a room of generous proportions will look empty and the furniture insignificant if the proportions do not match.
- Remember that this is principally a place for you to sit down and eat and that function should be able to be performed adequately and comfortably for the entire family. However, if the dining room is to double as a study then you should plan accordingly.
- Any room that you decorate should ideally have a focal point, around which the rest of the room is planned. With the dining furniture, that is an easy choice – the dining table should be the focal point with which the rest of the area should be coordinated. And once you decide on the dining set you can decide if the room needs or can accommodate any other items of furniture.
Other pieces of furniture can add color and interest to the room – a mantle can house photos, a corner table a house plant, a hutch can work as a display area. And if the room is too small to accommodate any other items of furniture you can use the walls effectively to display photos, prints and other wall mounted décor elements and so on.
It is also a good idea to carry over a theme or color scheme from one to another room. Even if your living room and dining room are quite separate, if their decoration styles are too different, this could jar when going from one to the other room.
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