Today we focus on using orange in the dining room. This rich, warm yet vibrant colour is ideal for stimulating taste buds as well as interior design. You can adopt a 1980’s revival approach and recover dining chairs in a zesty orange to add impact to the room. If this all seems too much splashed of orange can be used as table decoration in the form of table runners and table linen.
This year’s tangerine tango is the perfect partner for wooden dining room tables – either light or dark woods coordinate beautifully with the orange bringing out the natural warmth and beauty of the wood.
Covering your existing dining chairs is a cost effective way to bring a new look into your home. Before you buy yards of material it’s a good idea to ask for free fabric samples; not only will you see the true colour you’ll also be able to determine whether the fabric is sufficiently robust enough to be stretched into place without distorting the pattern or the weave of the fabric.
If this is your first interior design project or the first attempt at upholstery you could simply make cover-slips for your chairs to get the look. With this method all you need to do is hem lengths of your chosen fabric and wrap it around the chairs – know the fabric at the back for an informal and casual look.
Other areas of the dining room you could introduce orange is with your window dressing. You can opt for ready made curtains uk in a shade of orange or use orange coloured blinds – which ever is your preferred window dressing.
Look to your flooring for inspiration – purchasing rugs direct from the retailers means you’ll have a wider choice of colours, shapes and sizes. A dining room rug placed under your table is a great way to protect your flooring along with introducing a new colour into the room. Rugs will also help to ground your room – giving it a professional finish. Add in further touches of orange with accessories, such as lampshades or plants to help bring the room together otherwise it could look as if you’ve given little thought to the concept of using tangerine tango other than to throw it into the room for the sake of trying to be trendy and include one of this year’s interior design trends without having any idea how it will look or work within your dining room!