As the hub for family get-togethers and the setting for dinner parties, your dining area deserves to be the most stylish place in your home.
If you’re looking to refresh the décor of your dining area and make every meal a joy, this article is for you. Whatever your taste, size and budget, we’ve some great tips to transform your dining area into something special:
1. Paint a bright border
Does your dining area feel too small? For a bold, modern look that opens up the space, create a border for the top of your walls. Choose a bright accent colour for the border to draw the eye up and give the illusion of a higher ceiling.
2. Create an eclectic look
When it comes to the eclectic style, the possibilities are endless! Introduce mismatched furniture, mix modern with retro and team animal print with florals. This style is budget-friendly because you can pick up individual pieces from markets and charity shops instead of splashing out on a matching set. To tie all the elements together, make sure your pieces share a theme like a common colour or shape, and remember to keep seats at around the same height.
3. Add interest with wall art
Wall art is an instant and easy way to make your dining area pop. Art adds interest to any wall and will create a talking point at dinner parties, too. Typically, pictures should be hung at eye level, but you can go a little lower in your dining area because you’ll be seated. For a great range of art prints from fine art to kitsch, take a look at King & McGaw.
4. Give it personality with vibrant accents
A simple way to transform your dining area is by adding a splash of colour. Give your old existing chairs a lick of paint and they’ll look like new again. Or for a quirky, decorative touch that’s even less fuss, just dip the legs in a bright colour. Coordinate with bright tableware and seat cushions for a funky, modern look.
5. Hang a statement pendant light
A pendant light over your dining table will add drama and create a focal point. Hang the light low to create a more intimate atmosphere, and when choosing your light fitting it’s a good idea to use the size of the dining table as a reference. For example, round tables look great with a curved or bowl-shaped fitting. and long, narrow tables work well with a double-light installation. For more inspiration, check out Cult Furniture’s current range of pendant fittings in various sizes and styles.
6. Go relaxed and rustic
Light, airy and relaxed, rustic décor is the ideal choice for those of us who enjoy laidback dining. Think natural materials, stoneware table accessories, and a lovely solid wood table taking centre stage. An easy way to decorate a rustic dining area is to choose your table first, then add chairs and tablewares to complement it. Take a look at The Rustic Table Co. for a range of lovely handcrafted tables and bespoke options.