Changing the space around you - 10 ideas for the dining room
The tradition of placing the dining room in a separate room is a thing of the past. Nowadays this function is usually performed either by the living room or the kitchen. But no matter where the dining area finds its place, this is where the whole family gathers, where holiday receptions and friendly parties are held, and where you can work, if necessary.
So what will be the "face" of your home? Here are 10 design ideas for the dining room, which will help turn it into a cozy place to receive guests or family recreation.
Simply update the details
The dining room can be transformed even simply by upgrading the table or chairs.
If space is limited, it is better to give preference to a folding model. With it both the family dinner will be held in a cozy atmosphere, and unexpectedly dropped in friends will not be forced to push with their elbows.
Located along the walls, comfortable benches look stylish, visually increase the size of the room and do not violate the overall style. Advantageously beat the space by using a combination of benches on one side of the table and chairs on the other.
A round table will create a friendly atmosphere and allow more guests to sit than a rectangular one. Replace the standard chairs with wide ones with padded seats and a slightly curved back, and you will immediately feel the relaxation of your family.
Variety in your lighting
The choice of lighting affects the mood, and it is ideal to be able to change it depending on the situation. For a casual family dinner, a daylight system is fine. For a birthday party, you can use neon lighting. For romantic dinners, a plafond that illuminates the table and leaves the surroundings in semi-darkness comes in handy.
Make the atmosphere relaxing
The austere lines of a modern set can be softened with a fabric tablecloth and napkins. And placed on the shelves, decorative earthenware will emphasize that you are at home, without clashing with the modern chrome interior details.
Divide the space into zones
Another way to give the room individuality would be to divide the space into separate zones. For example, the dining area can be highlighted by a bright carpet or a different color or texture of the floor covering. This method will separate the dining area from the kitchen or living room, and visually increase the size of the room.
Make the dining room light and airy
Painting the dining room white will make the dining room light and airy. And warm shades of the floor, furniture and accessories will create a balance with the cold tones. Light curtains on the windows will allow more light to come into the room.
Additional visual expansion of the space will be achieved by mirrors placed on the walls.
Use wall panels
Traditional, but nevertheless not losing its relevance, is the idea of paneling the walls. This method will add another layer to the space of the dining room, visually lengthen the room and make it more spectacular by creating additional light and shade.
Decorate the walls with paintings
The tradition of decorating walls with drawings or paintings has been around for centuries. Landscapes and still lifes, battle scenes or images of young shepherds delighted the eyes of our ancestors during the meal. Thanks to modern technology, this traditional technique is also becoming interesting and original. With photoshop you can put faces - your own, family members and even pets - on portraits of famous historical figures, superheroes, athletes, fairy tale heroes, etc.