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From meals to event gatherings, brings family and friends closer together by having a space that is enjoyable to be in. Create a room that is both admirable and comfortable for all of your guests by following some of these simple dining room tips.

The Main Piece

First things first, start with a dining table. The table is the main focal point of the room, so it is important to make sure it gives off the type of style you want it to. Wood tables are the most traditional, and are also the most versatile when it comes to design and decoration. For a modern look, choose one like this glass and metal dining table. For elegance and sophistication, choose a stone masterpiece.

 

Create Your Own Matching Look

Complement whatever dining table and style you chose with a seating area. One misconception I hear all the time is that each dining table needs a matching set of chairs for that full look. This certainly is an easy design technique, however, it is not the only way to have a matching look. Any type of chair will work. It is how you style the chair that counts, and this can be done through painting the chairs a preferable color or using matching cushions that appeal to your style.

Centerpiece Creativity

Here is where you can let your creative juices flow. A centerpiece can tie together any look. Candles, fruit, flowers and ornaments are just a few things you could use to put together a beautiful arrangement that is sure to attract eyes. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces to get some ideas for your own table.

Lighting

As in any room, the lighting will set the scene. Unless you are purposefully going for the romantic candlelight dinner theme, make sure that there is enough light in the room so that your guests or family members can see each other. Having a hanging fixture above the center of table like this extravagent chandelier or these coastal inspiring lamps will command attention. It is also worth thinking about other areas in the room that need lighting. Windows give off natural lighting, but if the room is more closed off, consider adding some recessed fixtures around the room.

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