I have an affinity for dining spaces! If you’ve seen any of my work, you can tell I absolutely love taking risks and creating a true experience for homeowners and guests. With the holidays coming up, many of us are thinking of ways to make our dining rooms more functional and beautiful.
I just recently did my own dining room in my new place using some really interesting trends and combinations I think you would love. It’s been a big hit with guests, including those who attended my Mastermind group!
I want to show you a few of those and some more ideas that might inspire you here:
For my dining room as you can see in this example, I wanted something to lighting up and illuminate the dark space, so I tried to incorporate mirrored and metallic features like the column,some of the the candles, and the table legs. I wanted it to have the same glam, industrial look but add some light. The mirrored column ended up giving the room so much more light and space. The mirrored candles on the tables tie it all together! Features like these can have a similar effects in any style or size space.
My suggestion: try a large mirror on one wall or add mirrored accessories like candles or lighting to brighten up a dining room.
I saw this idea and I love it! I did something similar but with terrariums throughout a client’s dining room and it has the same natural feel. I like the idea of hanging natural elements (house plants, vines, ivy, etc.) from the lighting fixture to attract guests eyes up and make the room like intriguing. Natural elements will make this space so inviting and warm for guests. I love the contrast here with a modern look but I think this looks wonderful for traditional spaces as well.
It’s kind of second nature for a lot of clients to pick very understated and neutral colored chairs to go in a dining space. But this can be a great opportunity to bring in some color unexpectedly! I love this look with a natural material table like wood or marble. It looks best to accent the same color throughout the room in curtains like in this example or with tableware, accessories, or art.
Design from David Giulietti
Overhead lighting in a dining room can be really tricky! They can be distracting or make the room feel smaller by taking up too much overhead space above your guests. I love these individual bulb fixtures because they show off the most light without being distracting or intrusive to your guests. I think they make the ceilings look more open and taller as well.
These are some of my favorite looks to include in dining room designs right now. I think these are great, easy updates to make to your dining room area before the holidays to really wow guests!