A dining space often neglected when comes to designing for a home. Many of us often focus our attention on the living room and bedrooms, forgetting that dining area is also a place where special moments are created. The dining space is an area where you have your daily meals, but it serves more purposes than that. It is a place where you connect with your love ones after a long day at work, catch up with your family and friends during holiday seasons or even use as a workspace(since WFH is the norm now). This multi-function area should be carefully designed to cater all types of uses. What is the best way to create the perfect dining space for you and your family? Let us share with you some tips today.
Choose The Right Type Of Dining Furnishings
The furnishing chosen by you pretty much determine the purpose of the dining space. Getting the right size of dining table is crucial. We understand that house sizes are getting smaller these days and picking a large table doesn’t seem like a logical choice to optimize the space. However, if table size is too small, you will not be able to make use of it for most important events (eg hosting parties and birthday celebrations). The chairs are as important too. If you pick something that looks good but uncomfortable to sit on, you wouldn't spend a minute longer in the dining area. No one enjoy sitting on uncomfortable furniture, right? And of course, aesthetic plays a big part to beautify the dining space. So, you should take some time and visit a couple furniture stores and try out the comfort levels before committing.
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Decorations That Speaks To You
Decorations adds a sense of originality in a space and there are infinite ways to decorate the space! Exciting, isn't it? Interior styling should reflect your unique style and personality. Add in decorations that makes you feel comfortable and resonates to. Perhaps an abstract art that you are intrigued about or a sentimental heirloom that celebrates your culture and history. These interesting objects can inject a stirring emotion in the dining space. By filling the space with things you adore, you will grow to love your dining space like no other. Take some time to know what you truly appreciate by exploring different types of art(eg, paintings, sculptures, pottery), treat it like an experiment and you will have fun doing it!
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Check out our customized painting done by artist Darya. We love how she reinterpreted classic portraits with a twist of her own style, the blurring facial feature direct viewers to wonder about the countless possibility on how the subject’s real expression! A fine piece that adds character and conversations to our showroom, follow her art journey via Instagram here
Final Touches That Makes A Difference
Lighting acts as the final touch to a perfect dining space. With sufficient lighting, it illuminates the carefully chosen dining table and chairs, highlighting the fine details of the furniture. The higher the wattage, the brighter it is (lumens makes a difference too). We usually recommend a minimum of 40W for a regular size space (e.g. 3m x 3m space). If your space is smaller or bigger than the space size mentioned above, wattage can be adjusted accordingly. By choosing light fixture with adjustable feature, it allows you to create focus points on the decorations that you hand-picked, invoking interests for guests and create conversations. Consider going for lights with at least CRI of 90 as there will be a visual difference between a low and high CRI. With high quality lights, your decorations will “pop”, amplifying richer colors into the space and illuminates the fine details effortlessly. The well-chosen lights will help to light up the dining area with an inviting ambience, ensuring everyone have a good time over every meals, celebrations and special moments to come.
Over here, our customer(@tiongburrow) is using our Mini Demi Ceiling Lamp as the general lighting for the dining area. Mini Demi has an extensive angle of 90 degree, allowing you to adjust if needed. The high CRI of 90 lit up the space effectively and nicely. The proportionally-sized island and effortless choice of decoration gives off a very welcoming ambience, which we really loved!
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With keeping these 3 simple points in mind, you will be able to create a perfect dining space all by your own.