Dining Room Décor: How To Entertain In Style

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I hear you asking, are dining rooms still a ‘thing’ let alone making a comeback?

The answer is ‘yes’. To both. 

The traditional, formal dining room is making a comeback but it’s had a serious makeover. This is happening for two reasons: the first is that over the past few years people have returned to valuing life’s simple pleasures like sharing a meal together. 

A dining room is no longer a dedicated space that is exclusively used for formal and special occasions with a strict dress code. The modern dining room is a communal space that brings families together on a daily basis and provides a designated place in the home to entertain guests.

Jessica Rae Sommer further explains how the modern dining room is developing alongside the demands of modern life. “The new dining room is multidimensional — a place to gather for meals, a work-from-home desk, a virtual meeting spot, an art studio, a homeschool classroom, a home gym, a playroom, a VR room, or a hybrid of any number of these.”

According to experts, 2023 will provide plenty of variety in terms of dining room décor – from sustainable scandi designs to maximalism statements and social dining. 

In this blog we share how to transform your dining room into a stylish and elegant space that will not only add value to your property, but elevate the space for entertaining your guests.

Express Yourself

When it comes to your home, your dining and entertaining space is all about reflecting your true self.

It’s where you gather with loved ones and make memories, so why not infuse it with your own personality and style?

Whether you opt for a bold colour scheme or a creative blend of textures, feel free to have fun and let your space speak volumes about who you are. After all, it’s a no-brainer – express yourself and make it uniquely yours!

Decadent Dining

According to Mary Gregory from Hunter Carson Design “2023 is going to be the great return to the dining room table,” Decadent dining experiences are making a big comeback, right in the comfort of your own home.

“Glamorous dinner parties will be back, so think extra-long tables, incredibly comfortable seating, and long, lingering meals.” 

It’s thanks to things such as culinary innovation taking centre stage, and let’s not forget the influence of social media where we eat with our eyes – food not only now needs to taste sensational, but it ‘needs’ to be devoured with our eyes too. Cheers to the revival of decadent dining adventures!

Let There Be Light

Billiard lighting is making a comeback in dining rooms, and it’s all about making a statement! Imagine having a sleek and modern fixture that instantly catches your eye as you enter the room. The linear or rectangular shape of billiard lighting creates a unique focal point that adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to your dining space.

What’s great about modern billiard lighting is its flexibility in design. In the past, these fixtures were mainly associated with pool tables, but now they cater to a wider range of interior styles. You’ll find a variety of materials, finishes, and styles to choose from, ensuring that you can find the perfect billiard lighting that compliments your overall dining room decor. 

Whether you prefer a minimalist look or a more elaborate design, there’s a billiard lighting fixture out there that will suit your taste and make your dining room shine. If you’re looking to revamp your dining room and create a visually stunning space, consider opting for billiard lighting. It’s not just for pool tables anymore – it’s a stylish and versatile choice that will make your dining area the centre of attention.

Hello Heritage

Heritage paint colours are like a blast from the past, bringing back the classic and charming vibes of old buildings. They’re inspired by historical styles and have that cosy, nostalgic feel. Think soft blues, greens, greys, and creams that give your space a timeless and elegant look. Whether you’re restoring an old gem or just want to add a touch of vintage flair to your modern home, these heritage hues have got you covered! 

Sharing Situation

Ottolenghi dining and social sharing styling is experiencing a comeback in modern homes and is reflected in the interior design of the dining room. The visual aesthetics of Ottolenghi dining spaces are characterised by a lively combination of patterns, textures, and colours. You’ll find vibrant table linens, mismatched dinnerware, and an abundance of fresh flowers and herbs as decorative elements. The goal is to create a visually striking and inviting setting that complements the vibrant and diverse flavours of the food being served.Overall, Ottolenghi dining and social sharing styling brings a sense of joy, connection, and creativity to modern homes. It celebrates the pleasure of sharing good food, good company, and creating lasting memories around the dining table. 

 

Sounds incredible. Dinner plans anyone?

 

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