By Johanne Pierrick. Dining Room. Published at Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 16:13:28 PM.
To create wow factor, don't just set the table—bring it to life with a stunning place setting! Whether you go with a classic look or an arrangement that's uniquely you, the key to a successful setting is in the layers. By mixing different textures and colors, you add interest and dimension to your table.
Smaller spaces like a nook off the kitchen tend tobe more casual than true dining rooms. Play up this come-as-you-are vibe with furniture in lighter (or even white) wood tones. They feel much more relaxed, which is exactly the feeling you want when you're sipping your morning coffee.
In any dining space, the table is the most important element. For a formal look, you can't go wrong with traditional-style furniture. Its intricate elements like reeding, cabriole legs and veneer inlays make for an elegant, upscale look.
Get started by taking inventory of your dining room. A table with leaves is a must for any host; you don’t want any of your adult guests to be stuck sitting at the kids’ table! And since seating is at a premium, it’s worth investing in a pair of extra chairs that match your dining set.