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Simple tips to decorate your dining room

IANS 27 Jun 2015, 13:25:54 IST
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New Delhi: A beautiful dining room is an essential element of a stylishly decorated home. Pick a dining table that fits proportionately into your room and make sure you choose good quality linen in colours that go with the wallpaper and other furniture, says an expert.

Kaushiki Gon, style director, FabFurnish.com, suggests a few home décor tips:

1. Centre of attraction: Pick a dining table that fits proportionately into your room while leaving adequate space for guests to walk around and arrange other essential accessories as well. Also, choose a table that complements the design scheme of the rest of your home. For instance, for a vintage-themed abode, avoid that contemporary table no matter how visually pleasing it may be.

2. Colour play: By simply getting the colour quotient of your room correct, you can up the style statement by a few notches. If you've got a white chandelier, pair it up with matching white upholstery for the dining table. And voila! You've got yourself oodles of pristine charm. Alternatively, for a more modern artistic appeal, contrast white fixtures with red chairs and a black table.

3. Wallpaper: A luxurious wallpaper in the dining room can totally elevate the elegance of the space. Floral wallpapers in soothing shades such as coral or green can work wonders when coupled with an artistic dining table. For a contemporary yet sophisticated look, you can also opt for classic wall stickers.

4. Table covers: It plays a huge role in the overall charm of your room. Make sure you choose good quality linen in colours that go with the wallpaper and other furniture. If you don't wish to hide your table with a full cover, you can go in for interesting placemats for a modern room or ornate runners for a dining area that's more regal in look.

5. Delightful detailing: An elegant paneled mirror on one of the walls, matched with an ornamental chandelier is sometimes all you need to create an elaborate space. Chic glassware is one of the most defining accessories you can invest in. A delicate flower vase in the middle of the table in high-quality cut glass and you're all set for a striking dinner party.