Top Ways to Make Your Dining Room Special

Are you looking to make your dining room a space you can truly be proud of? Whether you’re hosting holiday dinners or simply enjoying meals with friends and family, elevating the look, feel, and even atmosphere of the dining room is essential if you want to get the most out of it. And while there are countless options available when it comes to home décor and design – from vibrant wallpapers to statement art pieces – understanding which ones will best bring your dreams into reality can be overwhelming. Here are some simple things you can do to make your dining room your favorite place to be within your home.

 

Fabrics

Do you want the expected or the unexpected in your dining rooms? Lovely evenings are spent in dining rooms of all varieties, but I would like to share several photos that illustrate the unexpected, creative use of fabric in dining rooms.

SG Make Your Dining Rooms Special 1

The color and texture of fabric can often convey a mood or a feeling, or give guests a glimpse into the style and personality of the homeowners.  The chairs shown above were reupholstered in two different fabrics; the seats have a tapestry fabric and the backs have a velvet fabric, giving the chairs a unique and interesting look. (Lisle IL)

 

Make Your Dining Rooms Special 2

Notice the host and hostess chairs in the dining room above? They have a French touch, with a shape and fabric different from the other chairs. And you will also notice the custom rug has the colors of the draperies and chairs, with swirls that complement the fabric of the host and hostess chairs and the ceiling faux paint. (Naperville IL)

 Draperies

Make Your Dining Rooms Special 3

The unique design of the custom draperies, has added such a whimsical touch to the country style furniture. (Naperville IL)

 

Center Pieces

Mixing and matching the table setting and the center decoration will bring the element of surprise!

Mixing and matching the table setting and the center decoration will bring the element of surprise!

 

The use of extraordinary fabrics and out-of-the-box ideas create an elegant and whimsical look in this Elmhurst, Illinois dining room. The use of cut-out fabric and acrylic hardware in this contemporary room convey a stylish, artistic sensibility. Incidentally, in the dining room depicted above, there are two air registers on the side of each window; when the air conditioning kicks, in the fabric cut-outs start to flicker like butterflies! What an appetizing view!

The use of extraordinary fabrics and out-of-the-box ideas create an elegant and whimsical look in this Elmhurst, Illinois dining room. The use of cut-out fabric and acrylic hardware in this contemporary room convey a stylish, artistic sensibility. Incidentally, in the dining room depicted above, there are two air registers on the side of each window; when the air conditioning kicks, in the fabric cut-outs start to flicker like butterflies! What an appetizing view!

 

Luxurious custom draperies make this dining room special! An extraordinary cornice and tapestry drapery panels pulled with ropes and tassels are elements that add opulence and poise to this traditional dining room. (Burr Ridge IL)

Luxurious custom draperies make this dining room special! An extraordinary cornice and tapestry drapery panels pulled with ropes and tassels are elements that add opulence and poise to this traditional dining room. (Burr Ridge IL)

 

Close up to show the drapery details. ( Burr Ridge IL)

Close up to show the drapery details. ( Burr Ridge IL)

 

A close up shows the details of the drapery panel that’s pulled by rope trim.

A close up shows the details of the drapery panel that’s pulled by rope trim.

Kitchen dining surrounded by beauty. Detailed and ornate drapery panel with custom table linen. A French country theme in a Burr Ridge, Illinois, home.

The decorative centerpieces are surrounded by custom placemats and napkins. (Burr Ridge Illinois)

The decorative centerpieces are surrounded by custom placemats and napkins. (Burr Ridge Illinois)

 

The detail of the drapery pleats. (Burr Ridge IL)

The detail of the drapery pleats. (Burr Ridge IL)

 

Casual dining room. Simple valance to enhance the clean urban look design. (Westmont Illinois)

Casual dining room. Simple valance to enhance the clean urban look design. (Westmont Illinois)

A room that brings your family together.

Dining rooms are places where family and friends gather for holidays and special occasions, a special attention must be paid to details to bring the feeling of happiness and joy!

 So if you’re looking for ways to add more life to your home, consider making changes to your dining room. Updating the upholstery, drapery and fabrics can make a big impact, as can using bold colors in this space. A well-designed dining room can be a place where family comes together and enjoys one another’s company.

Ready to get started? Schedule a design consultation with an interior designer Susan Gailani today!

 

There’s no home like yours.

And yet, it’s hard to find a custom window treatments specialist who wants to think outside the box and create something truly unique.

 

    • Retail stores have limited selections of fabrics, colors, and styles.
    • Many providers simply replicate trends or recycle previous designs.
    • And far too many designers are more interested in their ideas than yours.

You deserve to feel heard, and your designs should celebrate your creative voice.

(We all have one!)

There’s no home like yours.

And yet, it’s hard to find a custom window treatments specialist who wants to think outside the box and create something truly unique.

 

    • Retail stores have limited selections of fabrics, colors, and styles.
    • Many providers simply replicate trends or recycle previous designs.
    • And far too many designers are more interested in their ideas than yours.

You deserve to feel heard, and your designs should celebrate your creative voice.

(We all have one!)

You may also like…

Custom Cornices – Things to know before design.

What comes to mind when you think of custom cornices? When you hear the word cornice, do you picture an old fashioned, outdated look – perhaps something you’d see in your grandma’s home? If you said yes, I want to change your mind about custom cornices! We create more...

How to Style Woven Wood Shades

How to Style Woven Wood Shades

Keeping it Natural: How to Style Woven Wood Shades   One of the best parts of living in the Midwest is watching the beautiful change of seasons throughout the year. Illinois, in particular, is home to several species of trees--from elegant crimson maples to...

Five Considerations For Luxury Custom Draperies

Five Considerations For Luxury Custom Draperies

What comes to mind when you hear the words - luxury custom drapes? When you hear the phrase luxury custom draperies, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of things like luxury cars, luxury fashions, and luxury homes. When we talk about luxury draperies, we’re talking...