For families with young children, one of the most important rooms in the house is the dining room. Sadly, many families no longer have dining rooms, instead choosing to eat in the kitchen or living room.
However, I am a big believer in the fact that when it comes to eating as a family, having a dining room is important. Of course, not every home has the space for a separate dining area. However, if you have been blessed with a home that has space for a dining room, it’s important that you take advantage of it.
If you are lucky enough to have a whole room dedicated to meal times, you might be a little stuck as of what to do with it. Creating a family space that is also suitable for adult entertaining isn’t easy, but it is doable.
To help you design the most beautiful dining room suitable for family meals, as well as adult entertaining, here are a few tips:
When it comes to creating the perfect eating space, it’s crucial that you are practical about it. Children make messes; they throw food, drop things and spill their drinks on a regular basis. So it’s a good idea to ensure that your dining room is as easy to clean as possible.
This means opting for hard flooring over carpet, as children, food, and carpet don’t mix. While carpet can look fantastic in a dining room, for a family space, hard flooring is best. It might be a little more expensive, but it is worth the investment as it will last for longer.
Be Choosy About the Furniture.
When it comes to picking the furniture for your dining room, it’s important to think about your family’s needs. It’s also crucial to think about the size of the space, and how much you can fit into it.
The most important furniture your dining room needs is a table and dining chairs, so when it comes to picking these, it’s crucial to be choosy. Think about the table size that you need - this should be able to fit you, your partner and children comfortably. If you plan on having family or friends round for dinner, think about opting for an extendable table.
Use Neutral Tones.
For a dining room that is both family-friendly and elegant, opting for neutral tones is ideal. Grey, beige, and white are all perfect colors to use, as they create a sense of elegance while keeping the design simple.
When choosing the type of paint to use, make sure to opt for easy-to-clean paint. As all moms know, kids can make a mess while eating, so having paint that can be wiped clean is a must.
Add Elegance with Accessories.
The best way to give your family dining room a touch of elegance is with simple accessories. Adding accessories, like lamp shades, pieces of wall art, and centerpieces, are ideal for adding elegance. For extra style, pick accessories that look luxurious, but aren’t expensive.
When it comes to choosing wall art, take the time to think each piece through. Consider the style and color scheme of the space, and make sure to choose a design that is both elegant and family-friendly.
Creating a beautiful family dining room that is also elegant isn’t easy. However, by making the space easy to clean and stylish, as well as somewhere that is family-friendly, it is doable.