As the holidays draw closer, the time comes to turn your focus to your dining room. It’s the place where you’ll do most of your hosting. If you want to make a positive impression, consider the style and design. Just a few tweaks can change take your dining room to another level. Here are seven ways to spice up your dining room for the holidays.
1. Purchase A Rug
You can easily freshen up your dining set with a new rug. Size is an important consideration when investing in a new rug. Most dining room rugs are 24 inches. You also want to make sure that the rug isn’t so thick that it catches on the chairs whenever you pull them out.
The right size and color can add that comfort and warmth you seek during the holiday season. Consider a rug that features an abstract, multicolor, or red floral design. Any of these would be appropriate for a holiday party.
2. Invest in Black Wall Paneling
Another way to elevate this space is with black wall paneling. You don’t have to have a boring room. To make it pop, incorporate it with natural elements and a gray patterned rug. Or, you may want to add some refined elegant tones such as merlot or emerald green.
3. Add Natural Textures
This might sound unusual, but natural textures are on trend and can bring light into your dining room. This is necessary for those long winter days. Simply changing your dining set to oak will give this space a different feel. It’ll add some style and energy to an otherwise boring and drab dining room.
4. Replace the Light Fixtures
This calls for simplicity. Something replacing your light fixtures with something minimalist and understated can transform the look and feel of any dining room. A glass chandelier adds a touch of luxury while a glass lantern brings more light and color. Alternatively, twinkle lights provide that whimsy you want during the holiday season.
5. Introduce Color in Your Home
Incorporate some color into your home. It’s predictable to decorate your dining room with the same Christmas decor. However, you could add a pop of color with a floral wallcovering. This provides a dramatic backdrop that complements your best dishware.
6. Add A Built-In Bar
An open bar keeps any party going. It’s a good way to keep everyone invested and entertained. Ensure you stock non-alcoholic options like seltzer, sparkling water, and mocktails. You also want to have lots of ingredients for cocktails and cream liquors.
A built-in bar is a custom unit that looks like furniture. It’ll blend in with the rest of your dining room. Maybe you’ll want to paint it in a bold hue such as black or forest green. Either of these shades will make your bar stand out in a good way.
7. Change Your Chairs
Sometimes all it takes is changing the chairs. For instance, you might want to add some comfort with fur cushions or plush throws. You might even consider velvet blankets, faux sheepskins, or fleece, depending on the style of your dining room.
You can also swap out the chairs for a bench. It offers that cozy feeling you get when you eat out at a restaurant. This provides room for everyone to sit at the table together. No one will wonder about where they should sit. If you want to break up the style of a dining room set, this is a great way to do it.
Spicing Up Your Dining Room
Each of these ideas will improve your dining room in a great way and will make your guests’ stay as comfortable as possible. The best meal is one that’s enjoyed with your friends and family. Making your dining room more stylish will impress anyone who visits, even the pickiest of guests.
Sometimes it could be as simple as getting a new area rug or chairs. Or, you can do a transformation with a black panel wall or a built-in bar. You can also keep it simple with light fixtures and splashes of color. No matter what you choose, you’ll have a stylish space that offers lasting memories for the holiday season.
By: Hannah, a writer for Exit Realty Number One