Oftentimes the dining rooms are a room in a house that gets the least amount of love. Most people shoot to remodel the living room, the bedroom, the family room, or the kitchen before the dining room. Today, we’re going to give some love to the dining room – the place where people eat, share stories, build relationships, eat good food, and spend quality time together.
Take some measuring tape and measure the length and width of your dining rooms. This may be easier to do if you have a separate dining room than a dining room area. Place your measurements somewhere that you’ll remember, i.e., notebook, cell phone, etc.
If you have a living room/dining rooms combo, you may want to consider colors that compliment each other. A smooth transition between rooms gives the look and feel of togetherness but separation. If you have separate dining rooms you may want a contrasting color to bring a different feel into the home. Whatever your palette, I would recommend that whatever your room color is that the items in your room complement that color but contrast at the same time.
Now you need to consider what all will go in your new room. Consider a contemporary style if you like a more modern look to your furniture; a combination of glass and wood might give you what you’re looking for. You may be more into an older style similar to what you saw growing up – the oak dining room table with the big china cabinet, for example. You could always go all out and give it the deluxe formal look – including china dinnerware, crystal glasses, vase with fresh flowers, chandeliers, the whole works. You don’t have to break the bank in remodeling your dining rooms. Warehouse stores such as Sam’s Club and Costco may have the furniture you’re looking for at a reasonable cost or even a furniture liquidator.