Typically, dining rooms are not used as much as it used to be. Many kitchens today, have small eating areas within its confines. Plus much of our eating is done on the run because of the busy times that we live in. Some homeowners feel because of a lack of use, this space could be used for something more practical. Other homeowners would love to see the traditional function of the dining room reignited again. Where families would sit down in the evening and enjoy a good meal and talk about the day’s activities. Making aesthetic changes to the dining room can sometimes re-spark the desire to regularly utilize it as a family. Here are a few examples to help you with this concept.
Changing up the lighting can play a part in transform this space. Adding a dimmer switch to the dining room chandelier can offer versatility for everyday use, it can add a festive atmosphere for dinner parties and a romantic atmosphere for intimate gatherings. Placing a accent light over the buffet also gives a nice appearance when highlighting your fine China.
Changing up the flooring can be one of the most important moves you make in the dining room. Changing out the old tired carpeting and replacing it with brand new flooring that suits the fresh climate of the dining room. Hardwood flooring gives a amiable touch to the dining room atmosphere with any array of styles and finishes you can generally find wood flooring that works. A great accent to the Hardwood flooring and it serves as a protection is a very like-able area rug. Any alternative to real wood flooring laminated flooring, which is very durable and has a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. Another great choice for dining room floor covering is slate or marble this provides a more sophisticated atmosphere.
Installing a wainscoting with chair rail gives the dining room a very elegant look. Wallpaper coverings above wainscoting has been a traditional look for decades. Another approach to decorating the dining room walls is to substitute a wallpaper covering with sheet rock texturing and add a 1 to three piece crown molding at the ceiling line.
We sincerely hope that giving in new life to your dining room will encourage bringing back the old tradition of families enjoying time together with a meal.