Remember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? When the shutdown of indoor dining around the country happened (during the COVID 19 pandemic), social media was flooded with beautiful pictures of homemade food. Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm to your dining room décor and complete the transition to a true restaurant-quality experience.
• Add Texture – Looking for a bistro feel? Add some fuzzy pillows and a cozy (preferably washable) floor rug to draw attention to the space.
• Change Up the Seating – Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are using non-conventional furniture in their dining rooms? Adding some armchairs, stools, or benches to the dining room will have a big impact.
• Gild the Room – One of the easiest ways to bring elegance to your dining room is to add a gilded mirror. Keep an eye out for these and other special touches at garage sales and some décor stores.
• Mix and Match – Take an eclectic approach to your dining room. No need to use matching chairs or place settings.
• Add Ambience – Keep an interesting vase full of fresh flowers on your table, add soft lighting or candles, and play ambient music over speakers to remind you of your favorite restaurant or bar.
Offer those delicious meals a special place to be enjoyed by adding a few simple touches to your dining room. Even with more time at home, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy a “dining out” sense of elegance.