Inviting Dining Rooms

Inviting Dining Rooms

Regina Yunghans
Nov 3, 2010

The elements that make up an inviting dining room can be some of the exact ones that make for successful entertaining. Just look to these examples from Canadian House & Home for a little inspiration:

  • Give guests seating options instead of rigid matching chairs. Couples can sit snug on a bench while others can spread out in a cushioned armchair.
  • A tablecloth can soften the room and make it feel more inviting than a bare table.
  • A casual atmosphere can make guest feel comfortable. Try playful pieces, invite the children, and dress the table in something lively and bright.
  • Create interest with scale. Large branches for centerpieces or an oversized lamp above can really up the wow factor.
  • Come together. Even if you're in a small apartment without a designated dining table, bring a bunch of smaller surfaces together so everyone can gather 'round. Borrow pieces from friends and neighbors in advance if you need to.

Images: Canadian House & Home

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