After a long tiring day, the dining room is that space of the house where your entire family gathers to enjoy the meal while sharing their all-day-long experiences at night. And it’s a lot more functional during the day - children finish their homework and assemble projects, parties are held, and where friends linger long after the meal is over. So, are you confident if your multi-purpose dining room is well furnished?
Here’s a complete list of must-have dining room essentials for a quick cross-check (ensure you’ve everything listed in this article to make your dining room as elegant as you are).
Dining room without a dining table is just inevitable. After all, your dining room is for dining, so you need a sturdy surface to enjoy those meals. With different styles and types of dining room chairs available, consider your needs—like comfort level, durability, and materials when choosing the dining table. Also, it can revamp your room’s interior design so, make a choice from the aesthetic perspective.
Of course, a dining table can’t be empty. Having appropriate serving ware placed on the table would let you enjoy your meal conveniently. Have a cake stand for desserts and a great multi-purpose serving dish to hold everything from side dishes to cheese and nuts. Serving ware are those elements adding great sophistication to your table bringing an unmatched elegance.
Who doesn’t love enjoying candlelight dinner once in a while? With candles placed in your dining room, you will no longer have to step out for a fancy candlelight dinner anymore. Candles are known for adding aesthetic value and scent, ultimately setting a soft, warm, and romantic ambience to your dining room making each meal special when lit.
A rug can add warmth to your dining room. Since there are so many different styles of rugs, you can add more patterns and colour to your dining room. Make sure the rug is large enough so that people can scoot their chairs without damaging the hardwood floor. If you’re a clumsy eater then having a rug placed is essential!!
Have limited dining space? To ensure the room is not too stuffed let the mirror play its role, it creates an illusion of making your space look larger than it actually is. Before you hang, move your mirror around on each wall so you can pick your favourite view to reflect. Don’t be afraid to experiment with shapes and multiples!
Right lighting can embrace your dining room. Look for something extra-ordinary when it comes to lighting fixtures- an oversized pendant or a splendid chandelier are great options, you’ll be amazed at the difference one light fixture can make! Remember to install a dimmer switch for complete control and flexibility. After all, meals do not taste half as good in the poorly lit rooms.
If you look forward to an evening meal with a glass of wine then having bar storage placed right at your dining room is just perfect as your drink mixing essentials are out in the open, and the cart itself can easily be moved to wherever you need it most. Also, have a chilled ice bucket handy to keep everything from champagne to juice boxes perfectly chilled.
Curtains are a beautiful piece to add a splash of colour or design to your room. The material you choose can influence the mood of your room; a linen curtain can offer airiness to your area, whilst velvet curtains can add drama. A solid-coloured curtain is also a terrific way to add elegance to your room.
Depending on how you set your table and your own preferences, a centrepiece might be anything from a flower vase to a small plant. Having something attractive in the centre of the table can make the space feel well-thought-out and serve as a visual finishing touch in your dining room.
When food is served on gorgeous table linen, it instantly feels more elegant. Because people eat with their eyes first, table linens help to dress up the table and make it appear more attractive. While the food is a major attraction, enjoying it in a beautiful setting is something you will certainly enjoy.
Lastly, a personal touch is a must. Whether it’s sculptural art, a painting, a woven tapestry, or a family photo gallery wall, art will add a personal touch to your dining room. Hang into the wall and look at how beautifully it defines the style of the space making it more cohesive.