These days as we spend more time at home, the dining room is no longer limited to special occasions. Gather the family around the table for mealtimes or set out candles for date night-whatever you do, make your dining room a heavy hitter with just a few easy steps!
- Be adap-table! One of the largest pieces in your dining room is often the table, but unless you have a large family, it doesn’t need to seat 10 every day. A refectory table is an inventive, space-saving option with self-storing leaves that can be slid out as needed.
- Organize with a sideboard: Having a sideboard to keep drinks, appetizers, or additional servings on hand makes mealtime a breeze. The custom-built sideboard pictured above was designed to meet multiple storage needs and still serve as a focal point with architectural details, an attractive mirror, and other decorative accessories.
- Dress your windows! Stunning window treatments and drapery hardware are essential elements for pulling together a beautiful dining space. From ethereal silk curtains to casual linen roman shades, window treatments help set the stage for dining.
- Use spill-friendly upholstery: Consider performance fabrics on your dining chairs. These fabrics make it easy to wipe away spills and are now available in luxurious velvets.
- Light up! A lighting plan that includes a statement fixture over the table, recessed lights on a dimmer, and a table lamp create the added ambiance that will make you want to linger over your dinner. In the photo above, we used a polish nickel pendant; crystal and polished nickel knobs catch the light and our eyes.
- Create dazzling walls: While we no longer are dressing for dinner, our walls can always benefit from a touch of pizzaz. Whether it’s a classic wainscot, formidable artwork, a glam lacquered ceiling, or one of a kind wallpaper, these elements add immediate warmth and create an inviting room.
Whether you need a place to unwind with a family meal, host a Zoom meeting, or a spot to work on your latest puzzle, make your dining room work for you! If you need more help, feel free to give me a call, at 917.363.9198.