The holidays are coming – time to host family and friends, often for a big meal. Is your dining room ready to handle the guests? Want to spice it up a bit? Here are some tips for making your dining room feel grand.
Light It Up
Because the light fixture in the dining room hangs over the table, it becomes a central focus in the room. Installing a bigger light fixture can make a room seem grand, especially if the fixture also has some “bling”:
Of course, that sky mural on the ceiling doesn’t hurt, either! Wow!
You don’t need crystals to make a grand statement with lighting in a dining room. I love how this big lantern warms up this dining room by adding earthy tones and materials.
Add Architectural Elements
To make a dining room feel grand, add architectural elements, like trim or wainscoting.
Or a coffered ceiling:
Adding bold pops of color makes a room feel grand, especially when the color is rich and saturated.
The green provides a richness in contrast to the neutrals of the furniture and rug.
Using color can make a big impact, even in a smaller dining room:
This dining room shows that grand need not mean “traditional.” The green buffet makes a big statement in this room, while still being eclectic and more contemporary.
Adding a beautiful rug to your dining room can give the room a grand feel, too.
The rug warms up the floor and makes the room feel finished.
Using three tall mirrors not only creates more light in the dining room (reflecting the light from the opposite window), but gives a grand feel to an otherwise boring wall.
How do you like to create a grand feel in your dining room?