Does your dining room need to be updated into the twenty-first century? Need some tips on new dining room furniture that best suits the aesthetic you’re going for?
Look no further, we have all the answers. Here are five awesome tips and ideas to make your dining room the modern masterpiece that you want.
Dining Room Furniture
Your dining table is the most important piece of furniture in your entire dining room. No matter the style or design of the room, your dining table must seat at least your immediate family (and ideally that times two).
The size and shape of your dining room may allow for a fun large round dining table. Rectangle tables are classic and very practical, this is why they are the most commonly found dining table shape.
Choosing a universal material for your dining table such as wood is a good idea because you won’t have to worry about changing your table if you decide to change up the design of your dining room again.
If you have enough room in your dining room you can add a buffet table or china cabinet to hold your fine china and cutlery. Adding a wine bar or a bar cart can add a little pizzazz as well as functionality with the wine pairings close by.
Dining Room Chairs
If you’re ever planning on having dinner parties, you need to make sure that your dining chairs are comfortable. No one wants to have a social dinner while sitting on chairs that make their butts hurt, no matter how cool the chairs may look.
You’re going to want to make sure you are aware of your dining table’s height before you purchase dining chairs. The dining chairs you purchase should leave at least seven inches of room between the top of the seat and the bottom of the table.
Take the length of your table and divide that by thirty-two. The number you get is the number of chairs you can comfortably put on that side of the table.
Upholstered chairs are very elegant, but you do need to take into consideration the age of your guests… if you have any regular dinner guests under the age of ten you might want to go with something a little more wipe-able.
Pro tip: match your lighting shape to your dining room table. If you choose a small round light fixture, you can tailor that to your rectangle table by putting three in a row centered over the table.
Interior-deluxe.com has some amazing lighting that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Choose a modern chandelier for a statement lighting fixture and it will add a great deal of elegance to your dining room’s aesthetic.
Add to the ambiance by installing a dimmer switch for your dining room lighting. You can create a romantic atmosphere, light some candles, and pretend you are in a movie.
Bold Colors & Designs
There are many bold dining room color combinations we guarantee you haven’t even considered. What about an all-black look, or white with an orange accent wall?
Adding an accent wall or texture to one wall can make your space appear larger. Wallpaper is back in style! There is a ton of designer wallpaper out there to choose from! You can do one wall, all the walls, or just a border!
If you have large windows in your dining room don’t be afraid to go with a dark color for the walls. You can always add light or bright colors in a throw carpet or your chairs!
Adding patterns and pops of colors to your cutlery and dinnerware can be a fun way to add some character to your dining room aesthetic.
Plants, or Fake Plants
Putting some greenery in your dining room won’t only add some pops of color, but it will also improve your air quality! Plants are also known to boost moods!
Snake plants and aloe are great indoor plants. For plants with height, opt for a Dragon Tree, Fishtale Palm, or a Parlor Palm tree. Do a little research on the care instructions and sunlight guidelines for your indoor plants, you don’t want a dead plant on your hands.
If your green thumb has been out of order, you can always go with a fake plant. As long as you keep it dusted well, no one will know our little secret!
One thing we absolutely love to do is mismatch different styles in the same room!
Pair your classic wooden dining table with metal dining chairs and a modern light fixture. Add some vintage dinnerware pieces and crystal serving ware. You can always shop for antiques to add some pieces to offset your modern furniture.
Purchasing statement art pieces to hang on your wall that absolutely contrasts the rest of your room can add some personality to a minimalistic dining room style. A patterned rug can make a huge difference in a somewhat conservative color pallet.
Mixing new styles and old styles is a great way to give your space a look that is magazine-worthy but won’t be found in any other home.
Once you have added some new dining room furniture and spruce up that area of your home, head on over to our website to find more blog articles about home decor! Pick another room to redo or learn about the latest beauty trends.