4. Add statement lighting
Rich people seem to love eye-catching chandeliers and lighting fixtures, so if you don’t have the budget to hang one in your entryway (first impressions and all that) and dining room, we recommend going with the latter. Imagine that glamorous piece dangling above your dining table – it can do absolute wonders for a room that’s in need of a little extra pizzazz, plus make for an interesting conversation topic during those fancy dinner parties.
5. Imitate your favourite restaurant
Since we can’t go out and socialise as much as we want in these crazy times, how about bringing your favourite restaurant to your home? In terms of look and design, obviously.
See how you can copy what your favourite fancy restaurant does. Does it keep its lights dim (no harsh fluorescent bulbs to speak of)? Is there a certain wallpaper, colour, or finish that you’d really like to add to your personal dining room? Or is it more about the vibe and music?
6. Indulge with an artistic focal point
Eye-catching artwork is what we’re talking about here. Whether it’s a gallery wall, a large-scale painting, or an interesting sculpture, trust us when we say that the right artistic piece will make your dining room look and feel much more complete.
7. Lay down the perfect rug
Anchor your dining zone with a beautifully designed rug. It adds visual interest, ensures a soft underfoot sensation, plus gives you a reference point on which to arrange your furnishings.
hint: Choose a flat-weave or short-pile rug. You and your dining guests need to be able to pull your chairs out with ease, which is why shag rugs, Moroccan carpets and other thick, fluffy rugs should rather be dispersed to other rooms.
Courtesy of Homify | Johannes Van Graan