Dining Room Interior is an Area for Interactive Designs
The dining room interiors are areas where most interactions are, therefore the designs have to be cohesive and functional. At the same time the right ambiance (very often warm and cosy) must be set in order to encourage conversations and palatable dining experiences.
Seamless and transitional spaces around the dining space are instrumental to having not just a functional dining area but a dining room that is well facilitated for its purpose. The most important thing for any dining room interior to work is not so much of the pleasing aesthetics but the sense of space in which those who host are able to work around it and for those who dine there to settle in comfortably.
Dining Hall Area Designs
A well designed dining hall can be a living paradox. It can be created with contradicting designs, intent and elements that somehow work seamlessly together.
The Dining Room Floor & Ceiling Light Fixtures
Where the dining floor is an extension of the living hall, the same type of floor finish for both spaces creates a more open and cohesive space. In this case you can differentiate the dining hall from the rest of the living room by having a pendant lighting as a focal point to the dinging hall area. A dining room light like the one featured in the photo is a fixture designed with an adjustable cable length for the lighting to be lowered for a cosy glow if need be.
The Sense of Openness and Belonging
Where possible, have your dining hall near to a window where natural day light can penetrate through. Not only does a window offer a view to your dining experience, the ray of sunlight sets a warm, beckoning mood at your breakfast table.
We should not look at a dining space as just a set of table and chairs. It is more than that. The optimal use of a dining area can only come full circle if your consideration stretches beyond just the dining set. A well-planned dining area should be ergonomically-friendly. Daily activities such as laying out the dining table, food serving and cleaning must be fuss-free and free from obstacles during the process in which they are carried out. Considerations such as proximity to the kitchen servery and access to the fridge and water are preferably catered for.
The dining space is a place for family and friends to gather for a meal or a game; so it is best to have the table placed at the center of the dining space that you’ve demarcated, so members can gather around from all directions. Island concept like this not only makes serving and cleaning much easier, it optimizes the seating capacity and encourages conversations with members seated across each other.
Dining Table Designs – Key Considerations
Wood, Stone or Glass
The interior style of our living today is very much influenced by how civilization progresses; with the advancement of tools and technology, custom made furniture is no longer just comfortable with woodworks. There’d been rising numbers of home owners preferring stone dining table tops such as marble and granite and even glass. However contemporary dining table designs are still primarily of wood not just because of the price point but that timber sets an invaluable tone to a family area that sometimes stones and glass cannot.
Whether we’re talking about how creatively wood grains run, or how much warmth wood can exude in a room, but one thing for sure is that wood gives us a more amiable and yet sturdy quality. This does not even include the fact that wood furniture are great sound absorbers. When varnished, wooden dining tables give a glaze of elegance that is strikingly different from that of polished marble. Stones on the other hand, are exquisite and robust; nice to look at but we weren’t necessarily looking for a working top when we eat with our loved ones.
Colour Scheme & Forms
It is more interesting to see a dining table that sets itself apart from its chair counterparts than being in the same ‘type’ and family as they are. Playing with contrast in both colors and designs can do just that. In the above photo, a darker toned wood dining table of a linear design is paired with white dining chairs that are sleek but more fluid in forms.
We talked about the importance of a dining room interior design being coherent. A dining table can be intricately designed and crafted but if it looks out of place, it wouldn’t come across as being part of the house. By echoing its color with the kitchen cabinets, display cabinets, custom wardrobes or bookshelf designs around it, the dining table integrates not only itself but the dining entity with the neighboring living room interior design as well.