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"5 tips on decorating your dining area"

Regular meals at the dining table with your family and friends allow you to catch up with your favourite people and enjoy each other’s company. With these top 5 tips you can create the ultimate dining space.

Make it personal

Decorate your dining area with art, objects from your travels, family heirlooms, photographs and pictures to make it personal. Use family china and table settings if you’re lucky enough to have had these items passed down to you.

A pop of colour

Add a pop of colour to enliven the dining area, which is often one of the most overlooked aspects of your home. This is a shame as it’s also one of the most important spaces, where you and the people closest to you can gather together to share a meal. By adding colour you can alter the ambiance of the area to suit the mood you’re trying to create.

For more tips on choosing colours check out our article, 7 ways to colour your home happy.

A light bulb moment

Eye-catching designer light fixtures can make the space stand out. They can also add to the mood so use pendant lamps with low wattage bulbs as decoration while making sure overhead lighting switches come with dimmers. Make sure you take into account where pendant lights will fall so people don’t hit their heads while trying to eat. Candles can also add to the ambiance—just make sure you protect your table from melting wax.

Choose the right table

Choose a table that follows the lines of your space for optimal seating and movement. Ensure the table is the right size for the dining area—you don’t want it to be swallowed up by the space and at the same time, you don’t want it to impose on it either. Chairs should be the right size and height for people to be comfortably seated at the table. Choosing matching chairs will give the space a classic chic look while mismatching chairs make for a cozy, eclectic dining space.

The last tip?

The last most important tip is to invite your family and friends to share the space with you as much as possible. All the beautiful furnishings in the world won’t beat the style and memories created when you all sit down to share a meal together.

To see how Masterton decorates our dining spaces, come and check out our professionally designed display homes at one of our centres.