If you are fan of decorating shows and blogs, you’ll know there is a big trend right now to mixing and matching furniture. Breaking up sets of furniture and adding pieces from different eras and styles are popular with designers on and off television. So, don’t be afraid of bringing in different chairs around the table for more seating for your guests. The typical set of dining room furniture where the chairs, table, buffet and china cabinet are all purchased together is changing and evolving. Adding your personal touch to a set of furniture will make it feel less like you are living in a furniture showroom or model home.
As you can see in the dining room above, there is a mix of three different sets of chairs around the table. It still looks elegant with this collection of chairs. The chandelier is a great way to add sophistication to the space. The neutral patterned wallpaper enriches the entire room, without overpowering it. The storage cabinet in the back is a perfect solution for storing plates and decorations. The mirror makes the room feel bigger; if you have a mirror hanging just make sure to have it reflecting something pleasing to the eye. A buffet area would allow for extra space to place food or drinks that are easy to access during the holiday meals.
Make the holidays interesting by having special table settings and decorations around the room. Cut into a gourd or pumpkin and you can place your guests’ names there for place settings. Candlesticks or vases with flowers are always a great option for centerpieces. Get the kids involved and have craft time. You can display their special crafts as centerpieces for the table or décor for around the house.
Have fun with your dining room decorating this holiday season! There are no rules as long as you enjoy it. Get creative and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.