By Zurie Monnier. Dining Room. Sunday, November 05th 2017, 03:18:27 AM.
For a contemporary design, you will use a combination of natural and manmade materials. Your dining room will look great if you use durable laminated flooring of bamboo or wood. Choose furniture that is made of wood. You can have accessories that will seem to bring in nature to your dining room. Place some plants for a more refreshing look.
Place plinth lighting low on a sideboard or in storage areas that are placed near the dining area. Place it at the bottom area. This can give more ambience to the room as it directs light towards the floor. This can be an opportunity for your flooring to be noticed. You can also place candles in your dining room. You can even let it stand in a candelabrum which can be an added accessory to the room. Using candles can add ambience for a romantic dinner and for other purposes. But, you don't have to use it every day. Use it on special occasions. When not in use, it can still be a good accessory.
Your dining area can use a chandelier for focal point. Place it in the center of the room for it defines the space. But make sure to choose the right chandelier for your room. Choose a chandelier with a diameter 12″ less than width of the table and its bottom should be 30″ above the table. The dining area is one of the places for gathering. You can use a dimmer switch in order to create a different ambience for various purposes in using the area. If you have an intimate dinner party, you can dim the lights. If your kids are working on the table, then you can give the area great amount of light.