A Recipe for Delicious Dining Decor

Ever look at your dining room or eat-in kitchen and dream of a more stylish solution? Your dream dining space may be as easy to create as your favorite recipe!

Rectangular Dining Table with Antique Chairs

Preparation
All great recipes require a little prep work, and so does interior decorating.

1. Start by identifying the space (kitchen or dining room) that you want to redo and begin imagining its potential. Think about how you would like it to function for your family and lifestyle. Consider your typical mealtime, holidays, and formal entertaining needs.

2. Get inspired! Spend some time poring over lifestyle photos in home magazineswebsites, and Pinterest; then create a “dream file” of your favorite looks.

3. Begin editing and organizing your dream file. Identify your favorite colors, styles, and furnishings. Notice what your favorite rooms have in common – is it the room’s overall aesthetic? The shape of the dining table? Is the color palette what draws you in? Or are you attracted to the accessories and finishing touches?

4. Finally, gather together measurements and photos of your current room. Collect as many samples of the paint colors, fabrics, and finishes from your room as possible.

5. Get started! From here you have a couple of options – you can either tackle the project on your own or consult a professional designer. If redecorating is outside of your comfort zone, consider working with a staff designer at your favorite furniture retailer.

Dining Table and 4 Side Chair Set at Miskellys

Dining Table and 4 Side Chair Set at Miskellys

Ingredients
While every dining space is unique, great dining spaces share some key ingredients:

Plenty of Comfortable Seating
Since most of the time shared in this room is spent seated, comfortable, stylish chairs should be a top priority. Plush seating encourages people to relax, talk more, and stay longer. For a casual look – consider mixing chair styles; for a more formal feel – coordinate your guest chairs and accent them with unique head chairs.

Good Lighting
Chandeliers and light fixtures provide more than just light – they add personality and ambiance to a space. Upgrading your lighting is a fast and easy decorating fix.

Abundant Storage
In both the kitchen and dining room, spacious storage is a must. From sideboards and buffets to china cabinets and bars – there are stylish furniture solutions designed to help keep serving pieces, linens, and clutter out of sight.

Elements of Style
Every beautiful dining space features its own design elements. If your dining room furnishings are outdated or hand-me-downs, start your room makeover by replacing them with pieces you truly love. Choose colors, furniture, and accessories that reflect your personal sense of taste and they’ll never feel out of date.

Rustic Gathering Table & 4 Counter Chairs

Rustic Gathering Table & 4 Counter Chairs

Directions
Consider the redesign of your dining space the way you would a simple recipe. Organize and execute your decorating vision in the same manner you cook and create in the kitchen. The result will be a memorable space where you can enjoy all of your favorite dishes with family and friends.

Looking for more advice on how to make your dream dining area a reality? Check out the great furniture and accessories at Miskelly Furniture! Drop by one of our convenient Jackson Metro Area locations to enlist the help of our design experts.

Contemporary Dining Table and Side Chairs

Contemporary Dining Table and Side Chairs

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