Eating as a family used to be part of the daily routine. Everyone used to sit down together at the end of the day, eat a hearty and nutritious meal and discuss their days and views. Of course, some families may still keep up with this tradition, but it seems more and more that children eat earlier than parents due to circumstances with work routines, or even eating in front of the T.V for a quick midweek meal or takeaway. However, weekends tend to be a great opportunity to reignite this family tradition and having the ideal perfect dining area to do it is a great way to encourage it. So I thought I would share with you five ways you could improve your dining room. Image source
Decorating any room is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a real impact and change how a room looks and feels. A dining room is primarily a place to gather with family and even friends to socialise, so the decorating needs to coincide with the purpose of the room. Calming colours tend to be a good choice for dining rooms, and a light pastel colour pallette could be a great way to reinvent the room. Dining rooms can be one of the smallest reception rooms you have in your home, so a brighter wall could make it feel larger in size.
Add some new furniture
Adding some new pieces of furniture can be another way to make a dining room feel new and improved. Perhaps you didn’t have a big enough table to seat the whole family, so investing in something like a glass dining table set could be worthwhile. You could also think about other elements of a room such as a welsh dresser or sideboard housing all of your plates and glass collections.
Make it a versatile space that can be used
Sometimes in smaller homes, a dining room is a place that needs a dual-purpose. You may want to eat in there and enjoy time with family and friends, but your children may need the table to do their homework. You may need to use the space to work from home or even be able to relax in there if the other rooms are being used. Think about how you can add versatility to the space to make the room more user-friendly.
Create the right atmosphere
A dining room is primarily a family space, so create that atmosphere by displaying pictures of the family on the walls or window sills. Other things to consider would be the lighting, you could have a dimmer switch for the main light so the right ambiance and lighting can be offered in the evening.
Let some light and air into the room
Finally, the dining room may be a space that you use during the day, so a great tip is to let as much natural light into the room as possible. Get rid of blinds or at least have them open. Even open up the windows to let some fresh air into the room. Simple things like this can dramatically change how a room looks and feels.
I hope these tips help you to improve your dining room.