CHI Good Questions: Dining Room Decor Decisions

CHI Good Questions: Dining Room Decor Decisions

Janel Laban
Jan 23, 2008

Kylie is looking for suggestions: "Hoping someone could suggest on how I could improve my dining room. I was thinking of getting a rug for under the table to help anchor the table. Would different chairs look nicer with the table? Also, not sure as to what to do with the large wall on the right hand side. A sideboard will not fit unless I rotate the table 90 degrees. I did think of a print but not sure what size as I don't like the look of too small a print on such a large wall. Perhaps a feature wall or some kind of colour somewhere....maybe new curtains?"

"I really like the space as it is airy and light filled in the afternoons. I have been leaning towards a light blue colour somewhere and the kitchen splash backs are grey/blue colour. I'll take all suggestions!"

Kylie, the part of the room that jumps out at us as benefitting from a change is the large wall on the right side. We would suggest two options:

1) A large mirror across from the large window. This would help define the dining area space and would reflect the sunlight that you enjoy while perhaps visually widening that area.

2) A cluster of artwork - we understand that you are concerned about the look of one large print that may end up appearing lost or too small on the expanse of wall, but by building a grouping of pieces you can adjust the size and shape of the overall collection until it suits the space. Here is a post on artwork clusters featuring photos sent in by readers.

AT design minds, please add your ideas and suggestions for Kylie to the comments below...Thanks!

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