A lot of us prefer to get a good kick from the meals that we eat every day, and since everyone’s palate is tuned to different kinds of tastes, we like to enrich our food with the flavours that make it distinct, that spice up our food and give us an extreme level of satisfaction. Imagine, rich flavours melting in your mouth, breaking out and merging into complex concoctions and enticing your taste buds to such an extent that you have to close your eyes and immerse your soul into that mouth-watering taste. If it were not for the huge variety of condiments, both natural and man-made, produced on this blue marble that we call Earth, the food would, perhaps, stay bland and won’t be enjoyable to any extent at all.
The same thing applies to our interiors. If we do not add the so called “condiments” to our interior décor, we are left with a bland looking and unappealing experience that does not drop disco balls in our eyes. Sometimes, our retinas might right away ignore these light shafts reflected from these objects, and let them fall on the blind spot, or in layman’s terms, we won’t like to look at such a decoration at all. If spicing up of your food is necessary, then same goes for your interiors, especially the place where you serve up your flavour-rich food. Yes, we’re talking about the dining room.
If we don’t hammer the monotony out of our lives, then things can go down on a darker path. A little bit of colour and a little bit of adventure goes a long way to bring vibrancy in our lives, and provide us with a fresh perspective of things that we always thought to be dull. It’s better that we break the bland out of our lives, rather than breaking bad.
But, it just can’t be this easy, right? If it were just about adding a new palette of colour to our dining room’s walls, and picking the contrasting tones of our furniture, then there’d be no problem in bringing the focus back into the living rooms, right? Thankfully it isn’t. Food colours are just to give a delight to the eyes, it is the taste that matters the most. And that’s why you must ask yourself, what is your preference?
There are several things that you can include in your dining room, and to the furniture present in it, that it will definitely become a hearty meal for everyone in the family. These little things, when taken care of, become wonders of your little world. Let’s jot them down and see how you can bring something new to the table:
1. The Sweet Flavoured Prints:
Prints never go out of fashion, and we never lose our sweet tooth. Sweetness is easy to dissolve, and brings a lovely change into our lives, brightening things up and making everything extremely friendly. However, too much of it can be harmful, so be careful with how much you experiment. The best thing for you is to include printed fabrics on your upholstered dining chairs and bring an accent that you never though of.
If you happen to have arm chairs or wing chairs present in the dining room, do enhance their looks with light-coloured fabrics, patterns or even floral prints.
2. Sultry Shades of Gray:
Contrasting colours always work best with whatever you keep in your interiors, including the dining rooms. For example, dark coloured walls wrapped around a set of dining room furniture that plays with similar shades and a brighter tone of furniture material, brings out a popping effect, which is very much pleasing to the eyes. The best shades for you to play with are the monochromatic shades of black and white, also called the Grayscale.
And while the dark side might be tempting, always bring a balance, and set a preference for the middle tones of the spectrum to bring more airiness in your dining room.
3. Frills and Gildings – The Salad Dressing:
What’s a hearty meal without a hearty and healthy content? Anything that not just enhances the taste buds, but also brings an enchanting and fresh twist to our meal is always inviting. After all, who will let go of the frilly lettuce, or the bright looking and colourful bell peppers, tomatoes and carrots? Similarly, bringing such beautifying elements creates a cosy aura in your dining room.
Whether it is a dining clothed table…
Frilly curtains which let some light beams peek into the dining room…
Or gilded furniture sets that amplify the beauty and mix a regal air into your dining experience, or a combination of all of the above, you’ll love what these do to your dining room.
4. Sauce and Spice and Everything Nice:
Colours might be eye-pleasing, but that too is necessary. Even with food, where your optical receptors judge the food even before your olfactory and taste receptors can, colours always play a pivotal role in setting the judgement of your interiors. When it comes to the dining room, it is important to be aware of how the colours will affect your mood. Keeping in the tangy colours, like shades of orange and yellow, can give an interesting look to the whole place, keeping things sunny side up.
Similarly, darker shades, like chocolate, make things sombre, yet a little play with undertones of bright colours can make things more serious, perfect for romantic settings in your dining rooms.
And when you are looking for tranquillity, peace and heavenly calm, nothing beats the shades of green.
You want a touch of airiness and things easier on your eyes, or a touch of regal vibes? Go for shades of blue or purple!
5. A Handful of Nuts:
It really matters how you prepare your table, and it is equally important to look for the materials with which your furniture has been made. While bright and dark tones exist here too, every finish brings a different nuttiness to the flavour, grounding the whole setting in a specific way. Since the dining set is your main player in the dining room, you can’t pick just about anything. Be mindful of what you decide.
And thus, we end our metaphorically and flavour rich dive into the settings of a dining room. What you decide for your interiors is completely up to you, but always remember that you don’t bite more than you can chew.
We hope that this proved to be a wonderful read for you, and helped you gain some insight about decorating your own dining room. Do share your experience with us!