Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner party or gathering around the table for a weeknight meal, the dining room is where people come together. It’s the spot in the home that encourages you to celebrate your signature style. From modern to traditional, get inspired by these simple tips and the 50 amazing stylish dining rooms!
*A good room planning and it is essential to perfect a space before you personalise it. A dining room should be easily accessible from both your general entertaining space and the kitchen.
*Good light is essential. Lighting should be subtle yet sparkling. Bright overhead lights, other than chandeliers, aren’t well-suited to dining. Even chandeliers should be fitted with dimmer switches. Experiment with the level of lighting to achieve the perfect balance.
*Introduce mirrors to maximise light. This is a clever way to add glamour and sparkle when reflecting tabletop silver and glassware.
*Acoustics are also important, yet they are often neglected. Cover the walls with fabrics, which can be unashamedly luxurious. Padded fabric creates a dense, deadening effect so music and voices are enhanced and there is no reverberation. These are great qualities for a dining or entertaining room.
*Well thought-out storage is a vital ingredient for an easy life and nowhere more so than in the dining room. Spacious cupboards to hold all your china, glassware and linen, safely and neatly, are an absolute must.