What is the real joy of family? Let’s say it is the endless reunions and gathering that each member makes every time. We share feelings, news, opinions and numerous emotional things in those get-togethers. And you know the best place for such reunions is your dining area. But some people neglect the dining area thinking it’s a waste of effort. In fact, dining area designs are too important for a better family bond. So in this article, we are discussing five tips to design your dining area.
- The correct position
Before deciding on the designing plan you better find an exact position for the dining area. Since dining room demands calm and uninterrupted atmosphere you should keep it away from the home entrance. To ensure easy passage between kitchen and living room the desirable position of the dining area is at the center of the home. Place your dining table near a window so that space is filled with air and natural light. Don’t congest dining room with unnecessary furniture. Instead, turn your dining area’s design as the focal point of that room. Rather than words let the guests are welcomed by delightful dining space.
- Importance of measurement
Dining area design demands some mathematical approach. Unlike other rooms, the measurement of furnishing in this space must be accurate for a better experience. Let’s have an insight;
- a) Table
We all know that the primary furniture in a dining area is the dining table. The arrangement of the dining table can determine the overall visual output of the room. The size of the table must be finalized according to the strength of your family. Rather than selecting the extreme end of small and big consider buying a table of medium size. Even though there are no hard rules on the size there are general options you can consider. For that first choose the shape of the table. Square and round is the common option and later is the favorite option. Round tables have many advantages. It’s visually pleasing and provides easy seating arrangement. A round table with diameter 4’0” is suitable for a 4 to 6 person family. The diameter can be 5’ or 6’ but above that, you got some problems. Because bigger the table bigger the risk of communication across the table. And the shared area of the table starts to congest the room. A 6’ table can seat 12 people if you adjust the cramping by appropriate chair selection. If you are a fan of rectangular tables then a table with 3’ width and 6’ length can accommodate 6 to 8 people smoothly. To give good leg spaces follow the standard 30 inches (76cm) height of table height.
- b) Chair
In the dining room, the purpose of the chair is more important than its visual appeal. The wrong size and height of the chair can ruin the total experience of this space. It is better to try out chairs with the table at the time of the initial buy. Sometime a 6’ wide table can’t seat in its full capacity due to the table leg spacing. Since the dining table comes with chair set let it be your least worry.
After setting dining table consider saving at least 36 inches of space between wall and table. We can’t jump over the table and grab a seat right?
- Mix and match
The traditional way of setting the dining area is sticking to the monotone. But the creative minds can mix and match the colors to add a dramatic appearance to this space. The best option you have in mixing is the chairs around the table. It’s good to follow the same shape and different color method in chair selection for a mix and match.
- The creative part
Once you finished with the table and chair setting the creative part works as bonus points. Place a carpet under the table to create a reserved space illusion. Or place the dining area to an open space where a scenery or exterior view adds drama to space. Trying a combo of the living room and dining area is a common practice now. With the wise placing of furniture, you can fuse these two special areas.
- Light gives life
There is no doubt about the importance of light in a dining room. The variation of light provides a different mood for the dining area. The yellowish tone of light can add a cozy feel and a delicious color to food. Bright and dim light is your last option since we need smooth light to see others face and what we are eating. A chandelier is a fitting option in the dining room. Recessed or monorail lighting feels good in most of the dining area. Set a focus light to the table. Apart from ascending light, you need to add some layers of light to serve the purpose.
Above given are some concepts for dining area designing. Add your creative and personal touch to these ideas and make every reunion worth to remember.