In today’s world of electronic communication, quality time with family and friends is often taken for granted. Actually sitting down to the dinner table and enjoying a meal together is largely a thing of the past. However, the formal dining room is making a comeback in 2016. This doesn’t mean that you have to have a dedicated room to create a dining space that is ready to receive guests for dinner. Here are dining rooms of all styles to inspire you to shut off the cell phones, computers, pads and video games to share conversation with family and friends around the dinner table.
The traditional formal dining room is one of refined elegance. Stately furniture, gilded mirrors, and sparkling crystal chandeliers mark this style.
If you like a room more tailored, the classic traditional style of dining room may be for you. Furnishings with simple classic lines enhance spaces that are rich in color and are enveloped in tailored window treatments.
Give your dining experience a lively infusion of color with hand-painted walls.
Transitional design is classic style with a contemporary twist. This style of dining room is elegant and understated.
Give your dining room a boost with a statement chandelier and augment this feature with unique furnishings and accessories for a contemporary look.
A formal dining space need not be a dedicated room. An alcove off the main space of the home is sufficient for a dining table and chairs. Use an area rug to define the space or locate the dining room right off the kitchen.
A dining room can be rich with character when you add elements from your travels or other interesting accents. A pop of color on the walls, upholstery or with furniture gives the room a punch of character as well.
A bit of texture and old world charm can go a long way to making a dining room inviting.
Make your formal dining room a space where friends and family want to linger for conversation and you can all enjoy a nice meal. 2016 is the year of the formal dining room comeback. Are you ready?