There is no denying it a dining room is a needed part of the home. Even though most of us don’t use them every day we still make use of it on those special occasions when we have company over. Though it may be likely that if we spruce it up a little there would be a better chance of us wanting to use it more.
Many people put a lot of money into the kitchen, but fail miserably when it comes to the dining room. They throw in a cheap table and some chairs then call it finished. Understandable that no one wants to sit and have a meal there.
Most often the best place to start is with the table itself. If your table is too large for your family consider going with a smaller one and you’ll see them wanting to use it more. You may even want to consider getting one with a removable leaf so you can enlarge it when you need to. It not only makes your dining room look better it will give you a lot more room as well.
Consider adding some better lighting instead of just the same old overhead light try something different. You may even want to consider putting a dimmer switch in for your existing lighting to create a more romantic atmosphere. Then place some wall sconces in or even track lighting on the walls or some floor lamps to give it a more exotic feel. Now you can control the amount of light in the room much more effectively. You can have it bright for when you’re setting the table and tone it down when it’s time for the guests to arrive. You can even dim it right down and have a romantic candle light supper with your spouse.
One of the most left out aspects of a dining room is quite often the decorations. Try to find some unique pieces of art to hang on the walls that builds on what the room is meant for. A picture of some cut flowers or a fruit basket is often a really nice touch. Wall color is also a big issue and needs to be addressed. Try not to be to bold and you’ll have a room that draws your visitors into it. Avoid using white because it is much too bright for a dining room. Darker colors will lend itself much better than light ones. Try using the light colors to accentuate the dark and you’ll have an awesome looking space.