The dining room is not only used as a gathering place for family meals, but also used sometimes for work from home, and for kid’s home work. The interior design of the dining room must make it comfortable, modern, and luxurious.
5 Key Items for Dining Room Design:
The key items for dining room design of a modern and luxurious home are:
1. Dining Table:
The main item for dining room design is the dining table itself. The main points to be considered while choosing a dining table are its size, material, and shape.
The size of the dining table:
The size of the dining table should be according to the size of the room and the number of family members. If you have six family members then you can place a dining table with six or eight chairs. If the dining room has a large space but the family consists of only 2 members, choose a dining table with 6 seats to cover the space and entertain the guests. If the family members are two and the space of the dining area is not very large, a dining table with four seats will be enough.
The shape of the dining table:
The shape of the dining table should be according to the shape of the room. For a square-shaped room, the shape of the dining table should either be square or round. For a long dining room area, a rectangular or an oval dining table will look good.
Material of the dining table:
The dining table can be made up of various materials but the ideal material for the dining table is wood as it is very solid. Wood can be of many types like solid wood, wood veneer, distressed veneers, distressed wood, stained wood, etc.
Glass tables are very easy to maintain and make the room look spacious but it is very fragile.
Another choice is the natural stone top dining tables as they are easy to clean.
Consider your budget and family requirements while choosing the dining table.
2. Dining Chairs:
Chairs are the second key item for interior dining room design. The number of dining chairs mainly depends upon the number of family members. But other factors must be considered when deciding on the number of dining chairs are the space of the dining room and the length of the dining table. There should be enough space between the dining chairs so that everyone sits comfortably around the table.
Types of dining chairs:
Dining chairs can be of two types: armless and with arms. Dining chairs having arms are more comfortable especially when you have to sit for a longer time for after-meal conversations, office work, or study.
Material of the dining chairs:
There are chances that the dining chairs get stained when any drink or food item falls on them. So, choose that material for the dining chairs that can be easily cleaned. The velvet cloth could be the best choice as it can be wiped with a wet cloth or cleaned with a vacuum cleaner.
Dining chairs can also be made with wood as they require less maintenance.
3. Lighting in the Dining Room:
Proper lighting is important for the interior dining room design. Semi flush mount lights can be hung over the dining table in low-height dining rooms. Overhead lighting also looks good in the dining rooms.
Two pendant lights or flush mounts can be hung over a long dining table to distribute the amount of light evenly across the table.
The rule of hanging lights over the dining table is that hang the light fixtures starting at 36″ above the dining table top but also consider the shape and length of the light fixtures.
4. Statement Artwork or Mirror:
Another key item for interior dining room design is beautiful artwork or a good decorative mirror. Mirrors make the room look spacious and luxurious.
Size of the mirror or artwork:
The size of the mirror should be according to the space of the dining room. A large-sized mirror looks good in the dining room if the dining room has a large area otherwise a small or normal-sized ornamented mirror will be a good choice.
If the area of the dining room is square, you can go with a square piece of artwork. If the area of the dining room is rectangular, you can hang a vertical piece of artwork. If the area of the dining room is very small, you can just add a small artwork, a drawing, or a wall hanging that speaks to your aesthetic and style.
5. Simple Centerpiece on the Dining Table:
The last and the most important key item for interior dining room design is the centerpiece. If you have a budget, you can buy an expensive centerpiece but it is not necessary. You can place a simple and elegant centerpiece on the dining table or you can create a beautiful DIY vase at home.
Extra Items for the Dining Room:
You can place some other items as well in the dining room in addition to these key items but that only depends upon the space of the dining room. If your dining room is spacious, a sideboard, a console, or an extra storage unit can also be placed here. Shelves or a cupboard can also be placed on the sidewall of the dining room for keeping extra plates, glasses, and other items.
Another extra but not necessary item for the dining room is the area rug. Area rugs can be placed under the area of the dining table and chairs or can be large enough to cover the whole space of the dining room.
The items and decorations placed in the dining room should be simple to maintain and clean easily. All the furniture and items placed in the dining room should give a feeling of freshness and spaciousness.