The dining room is, without a doubt, one of the most social areas of the home. In the dining room you meet with your loved ones, share a dinner and toast on holidays, but it’s also usually the common point in the daily life of many families. It isn’t for nothing that dining room design is one of the most requested services when hiring designers.
A succesfull dining room design (aesthetically and functionally) will reflect the style of decor chosen for the design of your home and will generate a state of comfort in your diners. That is why, in this article, we share with you 5 ideas to get a unique and original dining room design that will catch the attention of all your guests.
Dining room table formats
There are circular, square, rectangular and oval dining room tables, those are the main shapes in which dining room tables are presented. And although it may seem that your choice depends only on an aesthetic preference, its morphology is one of the key aspects when choosing a dining room table.
If you have a dining room space whose width and length are equal, your ideal table will be square. However, if what you want is to stimulate communication, a round dining room table will help you, because this morphology without edges invites communication to flow without hierarchies or differences.
In turn, if you want to have a fluid conversation but your space is longer than wide (or inversely), an oval dining room table will be the right one. And if, on the other hand, you prefer to differentiate and mark hierarchies in a space that is longer than wide (or the opposite), your ideal table will be the rectangular one (excellent, for example, for a dining room area that is also used for business meetings).
Dining room chair set
If you don’t want to fail with the dining room design of your home and prefer to play it safe, your best option will be to choose a homogeneous set of dining room chairs, in which their style, morphology, color and material are the same. However, if you want your dining room design to stand out and be unique and original, you can integrate different types of seating surfaces.
Benches for small spaces, for example, are always an excellent choice for your small dining room. These can replace chairs and be slid under the table to create circulation space around the dining room table when not in use. At the same time, if you want to highlight the hierarchy represented at the ends of your rectangular table, you can place individual armchairs with armrests on them and place the same chairs for the other diners.
You can also create a very original and heterogeneous dining room design with a set of dining chairs of different styles. However, so that the dining room design of your home doesn’t lose its aesthetic appeal, keep in mind to choose a common thread among all the different dining room chairs you incorporate, whether it’s the style, material, morphology or color.
Delimit the space area of your dining room with a rug
Incorporating a rug into your home’s dining room design will not only add warmth to the space, but it will delineate and frame your dining room set highlighting it. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect dining room rug.
The shape of the rug must respect the chosen dining room table format, that is, if your table is square, you will choose a square rug, and so on with the other formats. At the same time, you have to take into account that the rug should be large enough to allow the chair to slide by the diners when they sit down. For this purpose, approximately 100 cm are taken into account, so it’s as simple as adding 100 cm per side to the measurements of your table.
Call to attention with a pendant luminaire in your dining room
A fundamental piece to finish framing the dining room design of your home in a unique way is the choice of appropriate and creative ceiling lights to your space but, although it’s something simple to solve, it also has its secrets.
If your dining room table is square or round, it’s best to place a central pendant lamp. On the contrary, if you have a rectangular or oval dining room table what you should accentuate is its length, and the best for this is the set of 3 luminaires (or an elongated one) to disperse the light in a linear way along the morphology of the table.
However, the luminaire must be hung in such a way that it doesn’t hinder the activity of the diners and illuminates the interior area correctly. This should hang 80 cm above the table of your dining room and its size should be proportional to the size of the table, ⅓ of the size of the table is ideal. In any case, when in doubt, it’s always better for the luminaire to look big than to look small.
Decor interior details in dining rooms
Decor is the “finishing touch” of any interior design project, it’s the last step and the one that gives life to the interior space. The decor interior elements are as important as the furniture, even if their function is merely aesthetic.
Imagine the dining room design of your home with an empty table. Now incorporate a table runner, a vase with flowers and placemats waiting for diners. Now the dining room space looks much more inviting, comfortable and inviting to sit down and be a part of. Don’t forget to add that finishing touch to your dining room set when you are done with the interior design project of your space.
As we always mention, at Ekohunters you will find all the furniture and decor interior elements you need to carry out your interior design project. Design your dining room set and make your ideas come true, creating a unique style dining room with environmentally friendly furniture and decor interior elements.