Some rooms of our homes get a lot of use like the living room, the kitchen and the dining room. Because these are the main rooms we live in day and day out, sometimes we need to pay closer attention and freshen these rooms up a bit.
The dining room is more than just a table with a bunch of chairs, it is a spot we can share the day’s stories and relax over a cup of steaming coffee. It is a place that our children can spread out their homework and work under our watchful eye as we attend to other chores. It a perfect spot to fold laundry and work on our card project or sort pictures for our photo album. It is also the spot we gather in to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, birthdays and just everyday living.
With so many activities happening in one room, it should look as vibrant as the activities it supports. Take a look at your dining room table and chairs. Traditional furniture can be well, traditional and safe but is this really the way we live nowadays? Eclectic modern furniture with Zen influences and Craftsman style detailing and quality of construction might be more to our liking.
Consider perhaps a dynamic minimalist modern tempered glass topped table with leather chairs. Exciting as well as easy to take care of, it definitely can improve the look of the dining room but it does more than that. When a space makes you feel good that happiness can spread throughout the house and indeed brighten our day every day. Modern furniture with its many contemporary styles is adept at providing edgy, hip furnishings that challenge our sense of the expected. Who wants the same dull routine every day?
When bringing in modern furnishings look for strong basic items that have great sleek modern lines with high quality finishes and materials. This serves as a base upon which to include items such as a storage place for dishes and linens and mirrors, vases etc. Try to explore the options that modern furniture design provides for dish and linen storage. Gone are the days when it has to be a china cabinet. Explore using a modern storage unit that can be a vertical element in the room providing both a storage column as well as adding a unique visual anchor.