A dining room should be a comfortable area where family and friends can be together and enjoy relaxed conversation. Following are some tips on creating a dining room that will keep guests lingering for good company and a comfortable atmosphere, long after the meal is over.
Use the Right Colors.
Cushions for Comfort.
Space It Out.
Leave a minimum of 18 inches for walking space around the dining table. Most people will appreciate the breathing room.
Let Nature In
To avoid a stale centerpiece, try using fresh flowers to encourage a new look for the dining table. Be sure to protect your dining table from condensation and spills from fresh flowers and plants, also.
Lighting for Ambiance.
Install a dimmer on the overhead lighting to create a soft and relaxed mood in your dining room. Well-placed candles or a nearby fireplace are also inviting details.
Put Them in Good "Spirits."
Depending on your available space, consider placing a bar or wine storage and serving furniture in your dining room. This makes it easy to entertain and can put your guests at ease with a glass of your favorite wine.
Consider what helps you to feel comfortable when you are visiting other homes and try borrowing some good ideas. You may even feel more comfortable in your home in the process!