4 Tips To Transform Your Dining Room For Special Occasions

When eating meals, many of us tend not to use the dining room as much as the kitchen. Often, the dining room is just an area which is rarely used for its intended purpose.


There is no better time than the present to start using the extra space in your home. Consider hosting a gathering for the next holiday or family event.


Whatever the occasion may be, you may want to transform the look of the room to give it a look and feel you can be proud of.


Let's take a look below at several ways you can transform your dining room for your next get together.



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1. Furniture


The most important element in a dining room is the furniture, not just for style but for comfort as well.


If you are planing on hosting large gatherings on a regular basis, you want to ensure that everyone is seated comfortably. Each guest should have enough leg and elbow room so they can eat and socialize without feeling crowded.


Home and Timber offers many different styles of dining tables and chairs to choose from. Whether you prefer a rustic, farmhouse feel or a more modern and sleek look, you can find a style that suits your taste.


2. Paint


There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten up a room. Take a look at some of the latest interior design shows on television, online, or in magazines for color inspiration.


Your local hardware or paint store will have samples to try on your walls. Take a chance on colors you may not normally use and see how they look with a small area painted on the wall. You may be surprised at what you didn't know you like!



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3. Lighting


Bring in as much natural light as possible. This will give your dining room an airy and open feeling. Use sheer curtains instead of heavy drapes to keep things light and bright.


If you are limited on windows, then choose a light fixture to serve as the focal point above the table. Keep in mind that the shape of your light should complement the shape of your table. If you have a round table, then a circular light works best. If your table is square, then a square light fixture would be the best choice.


4. Tablescape


One of the most exciting things about hosting a gathering, is decorating for it. A tablescape that reflects the occasion that's being celebrated is a wonderful way to pull the theme together.


For instance, if you were hosting Easter dinner, then you could arrange different size Mason jars on the table. Fill with water and various pastel colored Spring flowers. Tie some raffia around each jar and you are good to go!


Another idea is to incorporate various small gourds and pumpkins, along with pinecones and candles for a stunning fall or Thanksgiving table.


There are many things you can do to dress up your table. All you need is a little imagination and a reason to celebrate!




By implementing the ideas above, you can take an average dining room and turn it into something spectacular. Gorgeous furniture, a little paint, the correct lighting and some decorations will make the space feel warm and inviting to all of your guests.


If you are interested in adding high quality, handcrafted furniture to your dining room, don't hesitate to contact us. One of our experienced designers can assist you in choosing the right pieces for your budget and lifestyle. They are also happy to answer any questions you may have considering shipping or delivery options.


To read more articles on revamping your dining room, check out: Make A Statement With These 6 Dining Room Chair Styles and Need To Sit A Crowd At One Table? This Is How You Do It!


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4 Tips to transform your dining room for special occasions