By Roger Claudine. Dining Room. Published at Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 - 04:13:27 AM.
Add a table. The ultimate fuss-free option, a simple round table is a sure winner with those who don’t like larger, fitted pieces of furniture. Storage isn’t always about concealing belongings. Position a table in an alcove rather than adding built-in cupboards or shelving and use the tabletop for practical as well as decorative objects, such as lighting, ornaments and photo frames.
For a hardworking fix, consider freestanding furniture that can work in virtually any room. Standalone designs offer heaps of variety and choice when it comes to keeping an open-plan living space flexible. A wooden storage chest like the one shown here can be moved in, around and out when redecorating. Finish by styling the top with your favourite accessories, including vases and candle holders.
The use of light is another important way of creating a larger looking room and apart from knocking through a wall to make a new window. Although it is expensive, you can also choose a cheaper and effective alternative way to use mirrors for the same purpose. Natural light from your window will reflect off your mirror or mirrors and therefore create more light and then give the impression of a much lighter space. Using a plain or similar colored frame to the rest of your furniture will help it to blend in with the existing theme of the dining room and create a stylish look.
Finally, we had to lavish some well deserved praise on farmhouse dining chairs, as they naturally exude a certain homely charm that is impossible to resist. Usually made from simple pine and with an unfussy design, a coat of shabby chic pastel paint and a coat of furniture wax can really make them come alive. Tie-on cushion pads complete the look and add an extra level of comfort as well.
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