By Rosine Denise. Dining Room. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 10:30:28 AM.
Small dining rooms are often nooks carved out of larger spaces. Unify the dining area with the surrounding spaces by employing similar design characteristics throughout. Use armless and backless benches that can be easily tucked beneath a table when not in use. Don’t let a small table stop you from hosting a big meal – extendable versions are a great solution that offer flexibility for every dining situation and save on valuable floor space when not in use.
One thing you don’t want to do is buy pieces of furniture that are too big for the room. Keep your furniture scaled to the size of the room to avoid an overcrowding situation, or claustrophobic. A smaller dining room table will be functional as well as it can be a focal point of the room. Lighter color woods give the illusion that the room is bigger, as opposed to darker colored woods, which can visually, eat up the space.
The 1950’s was a time when dark rich and robust colors were abundant in homes. Dark yellows or golden tones, saturated browns greens, oranges and other neutral tones, such as deep browns. So many of these colors were used in combination for a colorful display on patterned furniture, rugs, draperies and wall colors. Wallpaper was also a big trend for the 50’s, so if you prefer to create a focal wall of vintage style wallpaper, that will give you a starting point to lead you to where you want to take your décor theme for the rest of the room.
In the Industrial décor theme, there is typically a draw towards anything rustic. Rustic pieces of furniture, rustic lighting fixtures, décor pieces, and architectural designs, such as old rustic pipes draping down a brick wall, or running laterally across the ceiling. Anything that looks rustic or distressed, gives the look and feel of an industrial setting. When you use rustic pieces, you can also incorporate modern pieces too, such as your dining room chairs and table. The two looks mix together very well.
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