Do you have a dining room that you don’t use? Make sure it has one or more of these elements in it to find yourself staying in and enjoying the space more.
If you want a space that will keep there, you want to aim for intimacy in your dining area. You want to include elements that will tie the dining area to itself and enclose it slightly: a rug to define the area, a light fixture that adds warm light low near the action, and plants or flowers to help enclose the space.
You probably aren’t going to hang out too long in a room with blank walls and nothing exciting. And you might not use your area if there is nothing to look at, smell, feel, or experience. Be sure it has its own look and feel, and isn’t just a design after thought.
Dining room furniture 101: Make sure you can sit in your chosen seating for long periods of time, or else you might end up choosing your living room couch for dinner time.
Natural lighting is always preferable, but might not be possible given your floor plan. In that case you want to supplement your light level with warm lighting. You can do overhead hanging pendants, sconces, floor lamps, and candles in various combinations.
Location, location, location
If you eating at your breakfast nook rather than the formal dining room, put your design efforts there for better meals. If you enjoy the feel of your sofa as you dine, consider creating a dining area that has booth seating for a more cozy and comfortable feel. The point is to enhance the space you have and that you want to use.
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