WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DINING ROOM
For many families, the dining room is rarely used and mainly serves as the formal room that always needs to look its best for when you have multiple guests over for dinner. It is a room that can always use some touch ups or even be refreshed with upgraded lighting, décor, and furniture. Even though this room isn’t in constant use, it is constantly being seen by you and your guests.
Here are some ways to make the most out of your dining room:
If you are going to put statement lighting anywhere in your home, the first place to consider is your dining room. Dining room light fixtures will set the mood of the entire room and dictate the overall style of the room. When choosing a lighting fixture, it will really depend on the height of your ceiling. If you have a high ceiling, a chandelier or large drop light fixture is perfect for your dining room area. You may think that your room is not formal enough for a statement like ZUO’s Blast Ceiling Lamp or the Scala Ceiling Lamp but try it out and you will see that statement lighting spices up any style home.
If you have a smaller dining space, consider doing a smaller ceiling lamp or a pendant light which can still set the mood of the room without the light fixture taking up all the room space and making it feel smaller. There are endless options for lighting in your dining room area- find the perfect one in ZUO’s lighting collection.
Believe it or not, the way that you decorate your walls can also have a huge impact on how spacious your dining room feels. To make any room feel larger, add mirrors to reflect your backyard or room and add more lighting. ZUO offers a variety of mirrors for your dining room- check it out. When painting your walls, use soft, light colors (color ideas can be seen in this other post) which will make your dining room feel more calm and spacious, whereas, if you use darker colors for your dining room it makes the room feel smaller.
To help start conversations at the dinner table with your guests or family, consider adding pictures on your walls. Family pictures can bring back many memories that are perfect to share with your extended family or guests while you enjoy your meal in the dining room. Pictures mixed in with other wall décor, such as ZUO’s Iris or Iona, can be the perfect combination for more life in your dining room area. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can add a fun wallpaper to one of your dining room walls which will make it more modern or even an Orange Hippo Planter.
When I say Centre pieces, many people may think of the typical flower arrangement, which isn’t a bad idea. But, consider adding a different Centre piece to your dining table, a piece that will stand out and be the focal point of your space. A Centre piece might seem like such a small thing, but it is almost as important as lighting…it is the focal point of the entire dining room area.
To find a modern, different Centre piece, check out ZUO’s collection of modern vases and other décor. These vases are like nothing that you have ever seen before as they come in unique colors, designs, shapes, and textures. With such a variety, you can find a centerpiece that will complement your dining room table perfectly. Try something new and creative!
To complete the gorgeous look of your dining room area, add modern armchairs or chairs and a dining table that will tie the room all together. If you have a larger dining room area, consider adding armchairs that will help set the mood of the room, complement your statement lighting, and provide extra comfort for your guests. Check out ZUO’s endless collection of armchairs from Velvet to Faux leather that will fit any style home. If you have a smaller dining room area, consider adding modern chairs to make the most out of your space. Chairs can also help set the mood in your dining area and can be just as trendy as armchairs. When it comes to dining tables, ZUO’s tables can be an art in themselves with their intricate and creative designs, like the Fan Dining Table. Whether you choose the Fan Dining Table or a different one, consider a table that can also be art in your room because that way, even if it is rarely used, it can serve as a sculpture-like piece for your home. That’s why modern furniture is the way to go in a dining room area, it can serve multiple purposes, as it can be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and comfortable.
Those are some simple ways to make your dining room area more modern, refreshed, and upgraded. It is never too late to better your dining room area, what are you going to do to upgrade?