Although some may say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, many would say that the true holder of that title should be the dining room. The perfect place to gather at the end of the day to share food and swap stories, the dining room is the focus of your quality time as a family. Whether you long for the clean, minimalist lines of a contemporary space, or whether you prefer the cosy comfort of a rustic theme, 2017 has offered up the perfect dining room trend to suit your style. If you’re hoping to give your dining room a great new look this year, here are five of the latest themes to inspire you.
2017 is the perfect time to update this special space, whether by giving it a complete decor makeover, upcyling your existing furniture, or by simply switching to some stylish stainless steel balustrade to modernise your space.
A Touch Of Coral
HouseBeautiful Magazine predicts that a delicate coral theme will be leading the way from late summer 2017. This stunning colour adds a touch of brightness to any style of room, whether classic or modern, and the key is to be sparing.
A flash of coral in the form of a table runner, seat cushion, vase or place mat brings a subtle yet dramatic effect, especially when paired with soft shades. Pale greys and gentle mints look wonderful with a hint of coral thrown in, allowing its vibrant colouring to shine through. Elegant light wood furniture works beautifully with this scheme, and choosing streamlined, pared-back pieces together with a matching white utility pendant lamp brings a modern yet timeless edge.
The Statement Ceiling
While almost everyone has heard of a statement wall, Country Living suggests that this autumn, the statement ceiling will be all the rage. Add extra interest to your dining area by making its ceiling a feature in its own right.
Feel free to be creative – the key is on expressing your own personality and tastes. Perhaps wooden beams capture the essence of your rustic home, or perhaps a vibrant shade of paint will speak volumes about your exuberant character. Whatever your style, adding texture to your room’s fifth wall is bang on trend this year.
Quirky Lighting Ideas
One of the easiest ways to give your dining room an overhaul is to upgrade your lighting. This year, quirky light fittings are back in style according to Vogue Magazine, with oversized pendants and bronze designs leading the way. Lamps in geometric shapes or with shades that feature geometric patterns are in high demand this season, while industrial style cage lights look wonderful over a modern dining table.
If you’ve never thought of adding a rug to your dining space, this year is the time to do it. House & Home Magazine have declared that colourful rugs are in for this season, and nothing looks more stylish under your dining table.
A bright rug can complement any style of room – a tasteful floor covering in a subtle yet vibrant pattern can work wonders with vintage furniture and period features, while a mono-coloured rug highlights the minimalist lines of contemporary, angular furnishings.
Mix And Match
The days of matching furniture have long gone. Today, the focus has well and truly moved away from the coordinated dining table and chairs to a mix and match approach to express your own unique style. Begin by choosing a table that you love – perhaps a vintage piece with plenty of Victorian elegance, perhaps a rustic table with farmhouse appeal, or even an ultra-modern colourful work of art with smooth, angular lines.
There’s no need to feel restricted, now you can find the perfect chairs to complement your theme. Go for a matching set or pick one of every style that you like – why not? An eclectic mix is the order of the day, so pair up plush and comfortable upholstered seats with cane chairs and ornate antiques for a stylish and eye-catching look.
Thanks to Balustrade Components for collaborating with me on this interior design article. This long established company has more than three decades of experience within the balustrade market. Contact them to find out how they can help you to achieve a beautiful new look in your home.
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