It is often said that dining rooms are reserved for Christmas, Easter and occasional Sunday lunches. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With the right finishing touches, you can create a homely dining room that you will want to spend all your breakfasts, lunches and dinners there!
Take a look at our top tips on how to create a homely dining room:
Make a statement – usually the dining table itself
All rooms need a statement piece to work around. And in the dining room, that piece is often the table itself. The table tends to send the overall tone and mood of the entire room, so choosing your dining table is a big step! If you’re looking for a homely feel, there is nothing that screams home more than an oak dining table! Our Dorset Country table is a popular choice; built from solid chunky rustic oak to give that farmhouse style with smoother edges and waxed by hand.
Or for something a little different, perhaps you might consider our Valencia dining table; a classically modern hand-crafted Sheesham (Rosewood) table, an incredibly hardwood with a gorgeous chestnut colour.
Comfy chairs can complement the style of the room
Once you have chosen your table, you can then start to pick and choose the chair style to complement or contrast its style, adding to its overall statement. Of course, you also want this choice to be one of comfort. If you are planning to use the dining room every day you want to be sure you are choosing chairs you are happy to sit in three times a day!
Our Dorset Country range comes with high backs and leather seat pads. Or perhaps consider some bench style seating for when you have unexpected guests – you’ll be surprised how many more bottoms you can fit on one with little extra space!
Add sideboards for style and additional space for storage
This is where you can really be creative in styling the overall feel of the room. You can display a number of objects upon a sideboard to help draw in the look and feel of the room as well as using as an additional space to serve food when you have guests! And the sideboard itself creates a whole extra storage solution for cutlery, table linen and special occasion crockery/serving dishes.
Sideboards don’t have to take up an entire wall – we have a range of styles and sizes to consider – so if you’re space is limited, you can be sure to find the right size sideboard to suit you and your room.
Dressers dress up the room and add charm
If you’re looking for more than a sideboard to showcase your homely charm, we have a range of dresser tops that can add the finishing touches! These are the perfect way to showcase your fancy chinaware and add a touch of home to the room!
The lighting is important to creating the right look and feel
The lighting within the dining room can really help to create a homely look and feel. Lighting is extremely important when it comes to a dining room – you want to have enough light to be able to see your food but you also want to create something calming that adds an overall balance to the room. You want it to highlight your oak dining room furniture without making it feel too stark. Consider how the natural light and the artificial light work together to complement your furniture and your room.
Mirrors help enhance and extend a dining room
Mirrors can help to enhance and extend the size of the room if placed over a sideboard or over a mantlepiece. They can also help to add natural light during the day, as well as create a warm reflective tone on an evening.
Finishing touches help bring the room together
To create a really homely feel, it’s all about the finishing touches; the final style pieces. These little elements can help to bring the whole room together, complementing the overall dining room. Be as creative as you want; consider table runners, chinaware, centrepieces. Each piece will add to the overall look and feel of the room.
So, if you’ve found these tips to creating a homely dining room useful, and are now feeling inspired to tackle your own, be sure to check out our full range of Oak dining room furniture and see if you can make the most of your space with some of our high quality oak pieces. As suppliers of high-quality oak furniture at competitive prices, we are confident we have something to suit your needs. If you need any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.