Tuesday, September 20, 2011

dine & divine

dining rooms should be more than just a matching table and chair set. these rooms are typically the main area for entertaining, so why keep it boring? here are some tips on how to make this area of your house the talk of the party

if you are going for a formal dining room, you don't have to have crown molding and wainscoting to get the look (although I have to admit, i am a HUGE fan of the two!). Along with an elegant table and chairs, add a feminine center piece to the table such as a bouquet of flowers, candles or a silver vase. A chandelier (even the fake kind) really tie in the formal look of the room.

(images via the decorista)

if you are really trying to grab your guests attention, color isn't the only way to go. Try adding interesting elements to your room by having an interesting lamp, multi-colored chairs or even... mixing chairs!

(images via decor8blog, rue magazine, ideas to steal)

everyone knows that vintage is in style, but sometimes its hard to make it stylish without the help of some new pieces. when working with a killer vintage find like antique candle holders, keep them fresh with modern furniture. this also works vice versa. (example vintage furniture with modern accessories like lamp shades)

(images via the decorista, this is glamour, pinterest)

if you're not an accessory fiend like i am, then sticking to modern, contemporary and industrial styles are probably more to your taste. an amazing look is easy to achieve with a few awesome pieces of furniture, an interesting lamp and a piece of artwork or two. simple as that

(images via apartment thereapy, desire to inspire, pinterest)

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