Source – James DeMers
What really makes a dining room special? Of course, there is a natural enjoyment to be had because this is the area in the home, where meals are consumed. However, what makes a dining room special is that it looks like an event. It isn’t just the food or the company you’re sharing, but it’s the vibe the decor gives off to the observer. Before you even sit down, the room should be standing to attention, with superb choices of furnishings and the artistic verve should be leaping off the walls. Many people normally believe that the living room and perhaps the lounge area is where you should make your mark on your guests. However, where guests relax most is when they are sharing dinner with you. This is the moment in a friendly meeting when the pleasantries have passed, and now, the walls of slightly guarded characters, come down. The dining area is where you want to make a large impact on your guests, in the effort of expressing your love of the finer things in life.
Shimmering glass and mirrors
The dining area is where you can display some of your achievements in life as well as your more joyful moments. While the guests are eating and talking, their eyes are going to start to wander around the room. You could have a splendid glass cabinet, standing at one side of the room. Purely made out of wood, the skillful carpentry work would signify your love of handmade art. You may find such opulent furniture in sets which draw inspiration such styles as Chateau Beauvais, Chateau De Lago as well as the beautiful Cortina collection to name but a few. The style of this kind cabinet is completely left to your discretion because there are so many choices. You could go for the straighter and larger modern designs, or the contemporary and classic designs that stick closer to tradition, by displaying spirals, curls and fine detail in their designs. Inside the cabinet, you can display family pictures, trophies that your children have won, or perhaps, other fine works of art. You can also hang a large mirror in the dining area, with traditional frames, which can be made out of silver, brass or perhaps wood.
Credit – Max Pixel
Essentially, the room is to be admired while you eat, because you can’t help but be observant and look around. But, there’s nothing like experiencing good taste of interior design, which it is actually being tangible. The style of your forks, spoon and knives should not be overlooked. The small details on the cutlery go a long way to display your attention to even the smallest aspects of your home. Secondly, the cutlery can be silver or gold to stay true to the traditional fine living ethos. Nothing can substitute the glorious quality of either material, because you can feel the weight, see the shine and know instantly that the cutlery is of a high quality. Equally, you may find it satisfactory to have extremely well-polished bronze, to use as the metal for your fine dining experience at home.
The dining area is often an afterthought when it comes to interior design of homes. However, you can take this opportunity to wow you guests who come over for a dinner party, expressing your love for the finer things in life.