The dining room is just like any other room of the house: it can serve its purpose, and it can do it in style. Decorating your dining room is a great way to share your style with your family, friends, and cultivate a space where people will want to fellowship over a good meal.
WHAT DINING ROOM DECOR STYLES SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Here’s a brief guide of what style you might lean towards.
If you enjoy CLASS, ELEGANCE, AND A FEELING OF LUXURY:
Art Deco highlights a love of gold and feels like Hollywood.
Grand Elegance has a love of glass and silver to create a regal vibe.
Victorian is rich in history and creates an elegant air of historical proportions.
Country also recaptures a welcoming, homey feeling for all who enter.
Coastal style captures the feeling of a beach vacation and relaxation.
All these designs like neutral colors, whites, blues, and greens.
If you enjoy YOUTHFUL, ECLECTIC, COLORFUL DESIGN
Boho fits the bill with its love of textures, patterns, and color.
WHAT ACCESSORIES SHOULD EVERY DINING ROOM HAVE?
RUGS- Rugs can fit into any dining room decor style. Traditional and elegant styles may use more ornate patterns, while the approachable styles and boho tend to use rugs made of natural materials. A good way to place a rug in a dining room is right underneath the table so it grounds the space. Your rug can be rectangular, round, oval, or even something different depending on what your table is.
WALL ART- You can choose to go with traditional framed artwork in your dining room decor, or if your style is a bit more eclectic and fun, you can include tapestries, weavings, and any wall accents that feature unique shapes and colors.
PLANTS- Plants are great for dining room accessories. Modern style may use smaller plants like succulents, or it can go bold with palm leaf trees in a corner. Ivys are popular with more traditional, country styles as well as boho.
CENTERPIECES- What you place at the center of your dining table depends on your style, but some common ideas include a plant or collection of plants. You can choose one piece accessory or multiple dining room accessories to create a set so that your centerpiece is a stunning highlight of the room.
WHAT COLORS SHOULD I ADD TO MY DINING ROOM?
Colors for your dining room decor vary depending on which design style you fall into. Light colors like whites and beiges are good for making a space feel accessible, while metallic hues make the space feel elevated and sophisticated. Any color can fit into a dining room depending on which style you’re creating.
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