How to Create Perfect Dining Room Decor with Modern Furnishings

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Modern dining room decorating with upholstered furniture


Dining areas add unique spaces to modern homes. Here is a guest post that shares tips for creating beautiful, comfortable and modern dining areas and suggests attractive ways to add personal touches to stylish, flexible and functional dining furniture with lighting fixtures and decorative accessories.

Dining rooms provide dedicated spaces to enjoy family meals, hold occasional dinner parties for friends and enjoy romantic candlelit dinners for two once the kids are asleep. Having a beautiful, cozy, comfortable and modern dining area decorated in elegant style is every homeowners’ dream.

Welcoming room decor enhances your home interior design and makes the living spaces feel inviting. If you have a spare room in your home, not matter how compact, a bit of creativity and a few added flourishes could have it transformed into the perfect dining space in no time.

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Carefully selecting your dining furniture will help you make the most of any dining space that you have. Alongside your dining table, your display cabinet will form one of the centerpieces of your living space, and it is important to ensure that it is spacious enough to accommodate your full range of dinnerware and cutlery. A glass-fronted display cabinet will also give you the opportunity to identify what you have stored away at a glance – a feature that will come in very handy if you have an impromptu dinner guest and need to set an extra place at your table.

Dining tables

When choosing dining tables, it is important to find a table that offers the flexibility of seating anything from four to six guests at a time. Extending dining tables are perfect for this purpose and allow you to increase your seating space as and when needed, while also being able to retract into a compact dining table to conserve space in your dining room.

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The style of your dining table should reflect the overall interior decorating theme of your home. If you are a fan of country chic, then you may want to opt for a wood veneered or solid wood dining table. Alternatively, if your interior decorating preferences lean towards clean, contemporary lines, then you may want to opt for a glass top dining table in modern style.

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Dressing your dining table with the right decor accessories and materials will help to give it that Wow factor. Drape a tablecloth in a rich, vibrant color or use neutral color shades for room decorating, depending on the look you are attempting to create. Add a candelabra or a vase with fresh flowers to act as a centerpiece to your pleasant and stylish dining space.

Modern dining room with upholstered furniture


Personalized coasters and placemats, tablecloth and napkins can add an individual touch to your dining table decor and dramatically improve your dining room decorating. Napkins and glassware with intricate motifs look fantastic, bringing unique decoration patterns and color combinations into room decorating. If you reserve your dining room only for special occasions, you may want to lay out your place settings in advance. The dining table will stay ready at any time while adding an inviting look to interior decorating.

Dining room decorating with modern furniture, wall mirror, and wall lighting fixtures

Wall mirrors

Wall mirrors are perfect for creating the illusion of large space. Placing a large mirror on one wall of your dining room helps elongate the room, stretching the interior with reflected light and making room decorating look bright. An ornate, Baroque wall mirror in silver, gold or bronze is perfect for a period dining room decorating while a wall mirror with a plain, white-edged frame will perfectly complement contemporary room decor.

Selecting lighting fixtures

Modern lighting fixtures create the right ambiance in your dining room. It is important to ensure that your lighting fixtures are perfect for space. Try inexpensive chandeliers for a touch of extravagance and chic at non-extravagant prices. Wall lights can also brighten up a dining room without being too overbearing. Modern overhead lamps dangling directly over your dining table create a more intimate atmosphere.

Whichever style of lighting fixtures you choose, it is important to fit dimmer switches so that you can adjust light levels according to your mood and the guests you are entertaining and create cozy and pleasant dining room decorating in style.

  by Ena Russ   

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