Usually a fresh dining area is not designed as a separate room but is part of either the living room or the kitchen. However, cooking and eating are two very different things and so are eating and entertaining. As a result, there should be a separate space for dining, even if it’s not a separate room.
Some people don’t see the point of having a separate space just for eating when they can do that in the kitchen or somewhere else in the house. But let’s say you do want a dining area in your home. How would you decorate it and what type of furniture would you use? There’s an infinity of possibilities.
Even if your dining area is just a space off the kitchen or in your living room, don’t be afraid to give it some sophisticated style. Decorate this space with handsome and substantial furniture.
Make the wall colour in the dining area set the space apart and stand out against the rest of the room. If you can’t choose a colour for the walls or just want something different then a feature wall made from split face cast stone panels will give a fresh dining space the wow factor.
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So, what is working in today’s dining rooms? Mix & match, matching table sets or dining furniture made in unusual materials and unexpected finishes. Make a style statement by breaking all the rules. Don’t be afraid to create a varied mix in your dining area from white, gray to tan, wood, tile and carpet.
It’s important to know exactly how you’ll be using the space. If the dining experience alone isn’t enough to make you want a dining room then think some other things you can be doing in this space. It can be an entertainment area in which case there are certain elements that need to be included in the design. It can also serve as an office or as a library.