Decorating a dining room often begins with a focal point and that focal point is almost always the dining table. Other dining room decorative objects that could provide a counter-focal point are an elaborate lighting fixture like a chandelier or a large portrait hanging on the wall. Decorating ideas for a dining room tend to be less versatile than for other rooms in your house, but that doesn’t mean your dining room décor can’t speak something about your personality.
Placing a mirror on the wall can make a small dining area seem larger. Extend the mirror in your dining room from the floor to the ceiling to create the illusion of size.
Another idea for adding some drama to your dining room is the addition of a large window. The window treatment can then be used to synthesize and integrate with your tablecloth, utensils, napkins or even your plates. A window in the dining room means you can go from drapes to café curtains to shades to blinds in your interior design scheme and each of those window treatments can be customized to blend in with your décor.
One method of decorating a dining room is to use furnishings that would normally belong on the patio. Incorporate an outdoor ambiance to the decoration of your dining room. This interior design idea would probably work best in a dining room that is adjacent to an exterior door leading to the backyard.
Those who live in a condo or apartment where the dining area takes up too much of the limited living space inside might consider transferring their dining table and chairs out to the terrace. You can eat informally on the couch while watching television and save the café for more formalized meals.
If you are limited for space in your dining area, but don’t have a terrace or want to move your dining room outside, consider investing in a folding table. When the table is folded down, you will create more room in which to move. Fold the table up when it is time for a sit-down meal.
Your dining room décor could always go with the Asian motif. Add a decorative shoji screen for art and a low table for authenticity. When it’s time for dinner, everybody kicks off their shoes, sits down on the floor and shares the meal amongst Asian décor like a black lacquer dry sink.