5 terrific dining room ideas for hosting like a champ
(5 min read) It seems that this pandemic business is coming to an end (fingers crossed) and life is finally getting back to normal. Most are eager to compensate for the time spent without their loved ones, so some casual gatherings and family lunches are on the horizon.
Needless to say, you’ll want to refresh and rejuvenate your good ole dining room and we have just what you need. Our advice will set you up for a sit-down party your guests will remember. Even if your cooking is a bit rusty, or if your buddy Jack gets a bit tipsy and starts yammering on and on about politics, your interior will take the cake. Try combining some of these and you can be sure everyone will be too busy admiring your sense of style to let anything else spoil their evening.
1. Simplicity is the key
We can all agree that we are tired of complications in all aspects of our lives and we could go without surprises for a while. Keep that in mind when you start furnishing your dining room. Avoid carved wood, knitted iron, and robust brass. Go for simple, yet “eloquent” furniture that will speak of your friendly and sensible personality, simply because every good host has one. If the room is small pick a round table and chairs without armrests, if the chairs are too simple add some cushions, if the table is too serious add a colorful flower arrangement in the middle, if the room is too empty add a cushioned bench next to the wall, and so on…
2. Texture, texture, texture!
Let’s start from the floors and work our way up, shall we? Parquet, rattan chairs, faux fur cushions, chevron table, terracotta plates, and bowls. Orrr… Gray laminate flooring, acrylic chairs, colorful cushions, chrome table, porcelain plates and bowls, huge glass chandelier. Orrr… Washed-wood floor, Sonoma oak patted chairs, oak table with a white top, arcopal pates, and bolls with crystal glasses. Ahhh, so many combinations, just let your imagination do its thing.
3. Let there be light!
Do you remember how you use to LOVE that dark and dramatic look?! How you use to revel in the glory of the gothic feel it gave every meal you had?! Ahhh… Lose it. No, seriously. I don’t want to see any black vases, burgundy wallpaper, or Byzantium purple drapes hanging from that tall ceiling you’ve got going on. Your new dining room should be all about those light sunny vibes, not quite boring-pastels, more like open off-whites, with one single perfectly positioned statement lighting fixture.
4. Add Colors
“There’s a reason we don’t see the world in black and white.” Celerie Kemble knows what she’s talking about people, so don’t go all black, white, grey, and gloomy on me. Or if you must, add some neon pink cushions on your chairs, some lime-green bowls on your tables, and some bright yellow curtains over your windows. Or you don’t have to be THAT bold, but go for at least various shades of two or three colors. As long as you make it seem thoughtfully layered, it will work like a charm.
5. Don’t forget the wall art!
What should be your wall art you might ask? We… It should be captivating enough to work as a room’s focal point. It should also always look popular and not outdated. It should be interesting enough to work as a conversation starter. It should also be easy to maintain and clean. Hm… What could that be?… Why mosaic art of course! Mosaic art is intricate and fascinating, and it doesn’t require any maintenance on your part whatsoever. As for the topic of the artwork itself, anything will work as long as you keep your very own personality in mind. Choose everything else in your dining room to make your guests comfortable, but choose your art for yourself. Let it speak for you, even when you are busy fetching something from the kitchen. Let it represent you.
I should write a conclusion now, but I think that mosaic art bit up there is a conclusion in its own right. And look no further for the perfect wall art from here. We have everything you could possibly imagine when it comes to lovely wall mosaic art, and even if we don’t — we’ll make it for you.