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5 Must-haves for Your Dining Room That'll Make it More Appealing

5 Must-haves for Your Dining Room
Fine wine and friends to dine, for some of us, these are the things that make life worth living. A comfortable and well-done dining room would undoubtedly be the most important area of the house for this group.
Shalu Bhatti
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018
A centrally-located fancy light is an essential component of an ideal dining room. A worth-trying tip would be to place a fancy mirror on the wall parallel to it, so that its reflection accentuates the overall look of the room.
A family that eats together, stays together. Most of us wouldn't doubt the truth of this statement. A dining room is not only a space meant for eating together, but it also helps in bonding with one another. A conversation that starts with praising the cook for the mouth-watering meal, ends up with shared plans, suggestions, laughter, and love. Therefore, it is extremely important to embellish this room with elements that will not only make it look appealing, but also infuse a sense of warmth, substance, and individuality of the family on a whole.

Every house speaks to its visitors, conveying them the temperament of the people residing in it. Be it any room of the house, it should be ornamented with elements that reflect your personality. This point is specially crucial for the dining room because, as we had mentioned earlier, it is the room to wine, dine, and rhyme with dear ones. A dining area that fails to reflect the warmth and increase the appetite, would miscarry the owner's reputation for sure. But, fret not. The following section will give you a list of the must-have items in your dining room, that will help you transform the area and make it appealing in every way.
5 Things You Should Have in Your Dining Room
Well, technically there are many things that you need in your dining room―a good and spacious dining table, crockery, fruit holders, napkins, and the like―but these are the basic necessities, pretty much like saying that the must-haves for a wedding are the bride, groom, and marriage registry. While these basic elements are indispensable, we would be focusing on the not-so-basic, but essential components that you need, to make your dining room perfect in the true sense of the word.
Dining room lights
Lighting arrangement plays a crucial role in the ambiance of the room. It would be a good idea to install adjustable lights in the area to alter the mood of the room depending on the occasion. A dim candle chandelier would be perfect for a romantic setting, whereas bright cluster chandeliers and pendants would add the much-needed liveliness to the room when it comes to a complete family get together. It is not necessary to hang the lights above the dining table, at the center. You may choose alternative options such as lamps and wall sconces to add warmth to the room.
Dining room centerpieces
There is nothing that puts us off more than a bare dining table. A table that is meant to make you 'full' should never be kept 'empty'. Decorating the table with some quintessential centerpieces displays a pleasing and welcoming atmosphere. On the other hand, a table that is kept bare displays an unfriendly, non-welcoming ambiance. You don't have to prettify the table only when expecting guests. Keeping some scented candles, flowers, or perhaps a fruit basket would do the trick.
Wall Art
Dining room wall art
In most families, the time spent in the dining room is used to bond with each other, ask the plans for the day ahead, or how had the day been so far. While everyone enjoys the meal along with each other's company, why should the wall be empty and silent? Decorating the primary wall of the room with some creative and eye-catching wall art would make this room a much-coveted corner of the house. You could use framed family photographs, elaborate paintings, murals, or a mounted decorative item made with metal, a mirror perhaps. Just let your wall speak of your hospitality.
Rugs displayed in dining area
It is difficult to stand the noisy eating and tapping of spoons and forks, then how is one to bear the noisy footsteps, and the annoying lifting and sliding of chairs? Yes, a rug is absolutely needed in the area to make your dining experience more 'peaceful'. Not only does it bring in a relaxed and cozy feel to the area, it also adds a definition to the room. While picking up a rug, pay a close attention to its size. Make sure that there is an adequate amount of margin left, even when the chairs are pulled out. The rug should not get caught in between the legs of the chair while in use. It should also have flat edges.
Dining room curtains
Drapes lend a sense of warmth and luxury to the living space, and when it comes to the dining room, their presence ends up adding a touch of tenderness to the overall ambiance. Who wouldn't want to spend time in a room that emits a sense of comfort, coziness, and relaxation? The choice of curtains would depend upon the décor of the room. Choose colors that stand out, and do not blend with the walls. The market has a variety of fabrics, designs, and patterns for these drapes. Go for the one that reflects your panache.
It is always good to play with the décor of the house, especially areas such as the living and dining room. Ushering in these five items in your dining hall would give it an extraordinary makeover, inducing a majestic and cordial atmosphere in the room. Change the centerpieces and curtains as per the season to give the room a refreshing look. Use your creativity and ideas to give it a fabulous personalized touch so that when one enters your dining room, it easily reflects the friendliness of the host(s).
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