Dining rooms are quite an important room in many houses, as it’s the place that most families congregate, well that and the living room. The dining room and the kitchen, as well as the living room are the rooms that most visitors to your home will get to see. It’s important to get the atmosphere right through the paint scheme and chosen home accessories.
When decorating a dining room, the nautical look can help to create a relaxed atmosphere, and it’s a surprisingly simple decorating scheme to pull together. Something in a neutral cream or white accentuated with bright blues and reds, can make your dining room look cool and modern.
One way of achieving it, is to have a white wall, or a neutral painted floor, while having bright home accessories such as red and white, or blue and white striped chairs, and a brightly coloured table in a block of colour, either red or blue. If a purely white painted room is too stark for your taste, even with the flashes of colour in the accessories and furniture, then why not paint one wall a light dove grey? Just to break up the white.
If you want to find a very informal look, then it’s a good idea to choose a bench and table set, rather than opting for a more conventional dining table and chairs. It can almost remind people of sitting at the beach, and evokes memories of childhood as well.
Choosing lighting choices like fishermen’s pendant lights will also add to the overall affect. You might want to choose one that is operated by a dimmer switch, in order to easily create ambience during a evening dinner party. They tend to be placed directly above tables for the best lighting, but if you prefer something different with this interior design look, then industrial style strip lights might be something you would like.
When thinking about the window treatments, there’s the option of using shutters like they do in New England, or if you want the maximum amount of natural light coming through then you might want to go for sheer blinds without curtains.
If this has inspired you, then please get in touch with us at Craven and Hargreaves. We’re a Leicester based interior design firm, and will happily give you a detailed consultation about what we can achieve together. Our email address is email@example.com