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5 simple yet creative ways to elevate your dining space


The dining room is a special place for many, especially during these trying times. It’s a place to gather with your close family members and feel an ounce of normalcy. Enjoying a meal together, playing a board game or getting lost in conversation — those are just a few of many examples that make the dining room one of the foundational spaces of intimacy in the home.

For some, the comfort of this room comes naturally. For others, paying close attention to the design scheme, furniture set up and decor options makes a major difference.

Whether you frequent the dining room on a regular basis or you’re interested in getting more use out of this room, there are many ways to elevate the space and make it cozier and more inviting. Consider the following tips to improve your dining room:

1. Soften up the space with an area rug
Even if your dining room space is carpeted, an area rug can tie everything together and add another comforting element while you and your guests gather for dinner. Just remember: Sizing means everything when placing an area rug under a table. Make sure it’s long and wide enough to provide coverage when the chairs are pulled out.

2. Add some extra cushion to your seats
Just as the area rug brings comfort, cushions on the chairs can provide the same gesture. Find a set of seat coverings that are just comfortable enough while still providing the support needed to sit properly. Use color and styles that complement the room’s theme to make your decision on cushions.

Consider new wall art or paint colors for the dining room.

3. Change up the wall color
If you’re looking for a drastic change, a new coat of paint may satisfy your wants and needs. The walls are a great place to start if you want to mix up the dining room theme entirely; a new paint color can give you a stronger foundation to express your creativity and pick decor that flows with the end result of the walls.

4. Add a window seat
Natural lighting can be ultra comforting, especially at this time of year when people are dealing with the winter blues. Create a seating arrangement near the window to gain maximum sunlight access and enjoy the outdoors when you have to stay inside.

5. Use a fabric table covering
Another simple move that makes a major statement is adding a tablecloth to the dining table. Using your dining room theme as inspiration, find a table covering that stands out and makes the room feel more put together.

Taking your dining room space to the next level doesn’t have to be an impossible venture. If you’re lacking design experience and want to get it right the first time around, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. He or she will come to your home — or call you for a discussion over the phone, based on your level of comfort during the pandemic — for a free consultation to talk about your interior decorating wants and needs. From there, your design consultant will evaluate your current dining room, collect information about your personal style and devise a plan to create the gathering space you’ve always wanted.

With most of your time spent indoors at the moment, why not cure your boredom and revamp one of the rooms in your home? A personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors is ready to help you put the project in motion. Contact us today to get started.