Add a touch of class to your dining room by giving it a budget friendly make-over using neutral tones with a touch of gold or silver. Gentle on the eye and easy on the pocket, a few simple changes is all you need to rejuvenate the look of your dining room.
Plain, neutral colours provide the perfect back-drop to let your interior design flair shine. Although the design is primarily focused towards older styled of homes, the sleek clean lines are also ideal for contemporary interiors as well.
In order to prevent the plainness looking too stark and bland you’ll have to balance the aesthetics of the room and include a variety of textures. Modern chandeliers make the ideal over-head lighting with the size being in balance with both the size of the room and your dining table. Matching wall lights are perfect for more intimate dining, offering a gentle lighting affect to help set the mood.
If you have a beautiful wood table that you don’t want spoilt by heat marks or wine rings, a simple linen tablecloth is the ideal way to help protect the surface, especially if you add a table-top protector underneath. When adding a touch of class choose a high quality linen tablecloth, never paper or faux linen – if you do the sumptuous look you’re aiming for will disappear completely.
To compliment the tablecloth seat pads or covers are also a great idea. Not only will they bring a sense of cohesion to the room they’ll also help to protect against stains and marks – an appropriate idea that’s perfect for when family meal times include children. When it’s just you and your partner or friends it won’t take a minute to remove the cloth and replace it with a trendy table runner and remove the seat pads so that your beautiful chairs looks their best.
Additional texture can be bought into play by using full length beige, mink or cream velvet curtains.
Use tassel tie-backs to hold them in place for that extra touch of class. The difference in colour tone will help make the room warm and inviting, taking away any of the starkness.
Accessories should be kept to a bare minimum, it’s the colour scheme and overall design that you want to show-off. A large gilt mirror on a mantel shelf will exude luxury and be the ideal accessory to add a touch of class to the room without being overly pretentious or ostentatious.