Does your dining room lack any sense of aesthetic or cohesive style? Well, you aren't alone. Many homeowners overlook the dining room when decorating their home, only to create a lackluster atmosphere that negatively affects other rooms and areas of their home. But the good news is that you can easily transform your dining room into a brilliant extension of your home by following these tips.
Lighting plays a key role in the overall atmosphere and mood of the dining room. If there's not enough lighting, it creates a dark and gloomy atmosphere, which can spread to other areas of your home. On the other hand, however, a well-lit dining room has the opposite effect by creating an energetic, uplifting mood. For this reason, it's recommend that you include plenty of lighting in your dining room, using it to enhance the decor and brighten the atmosphere.
You should also set placemats on your dining table. If there's nothing else on your dining table, it creates an empty, voided space that hurts your decorating efforts. However, only a few things are acceptable to include on a dining table, and placemats are one of them. Lay out a single placemat in front of each chair at the dining table. If you have six chairs, for instance, you should lay out six placemats -- one in front of each chair. This helps by defining seating and breaking up the otherwise monotonous look of a plain dining table.
No dining room is complete without the right wall art. Think about what overall "theme" you are trying to achieve in your dining room and compliment it with wall art. When striving for a rustic theme, perhaps farm art and landscape art will work best.
Houseplants are the perfect decorative solution for just about any room in the home, and the dining room is no exception. Whether it's a fern, cornstalk plant, or any other common variety of houseplant, try adding a couple to various areas of the dining room. If there's an empty corner with no decorative accessories, perhaps you could place one here. Houseplants not only bring life and vigor to the home, but they also improve air quality. You see, houseplants filter dust, dirt and toxins from the air, while releasing fresh oxygen back into the atmosphere. And with indoor air pollution such a serious health concern, this is a huge benefit that shouldn't be overlooked.