When it comes to creating an inviting and functional space for your dining room, while also keeping it stylish can sometimes be a challenge. Formal dining rooms with traditional tables and chairs have become less and less popular, with families wanting something more casual to match their lifestyle. But rather than eliminating the dining room all together, we need to re-work those old ideas by using more modern thinking. From mix and match chairs to statement lighting, below are some simple ideas that you can do now to inject more style into your space.
Mix up Your Chairs
The simple art of swapping out some of your matching seats in your dining room set with some different chairs can really add some interest to your dining room. With many dining rooms lack any real personality, you may be surprised to find out just how much of an impact you can make by getting rid of the repetition around your dining room table.
Stick with a Simple Color Palette
However, if you are adding patterns into the mix try to only introduce a single pattern as to prevent the set-up from becoming too overwhelming. Also, keeping seat heights the same is a great rule to keep in mind, and to keep variations in height to a minimum.
Consider Alternative Seating
Think about other options for seating around the table, other than the traditional dining room chair. Benches, settees and wing back chairs can all make bold and beautiful additions to your dining room table. You can also crate a combination to add some interest. Think about the statement you want to make and go from there.
Anchor the Table with a Statement Light
You can bring a lot of personality into your dining area simply with the addition of a statement light above the table. This will anchor the room and naturally draw people around the table. It’s also a fun opportunity to do something a little different that adds some flair to your decor.