Add drama to your dining room in 5 steps

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One of the most important things about good dining room design is creating the right mood. Don’t be afraid to go for a dark colour scheme in your dining room, as rich paint colours will help to create a sense of intimacy and drama. Also, choose dining sets in dark wood and upholstery fabrics such as velvet and silk to give the room an opulent feel.

Positioning a rug beneath the dining table and chairs will help to anchor the furniture if it’s in a large room. Hanging a statement pendant light above the dining room table will also ensure that the dining set is the focal point of the room. However, make sure you don’t hang the light fitting too low as it can hinder the view of your guests and create an unpleasant glare.

If budget allows, also install dimmer switches so you have the option of low-level atmospheric lighting when you’re entertaining.You can heighten the drama in your dining room with glamorous patterned wallpaper and fabrics – fashionable Art Deco-inspired designs and elaborate baroque-style prints are good for this. Also, go for plenty of metallic accessories, such as candelabras, mirrors, picture frames and light fittings to help create a luxurious feel.

Adding a pop of bright colour, such as the accent pink in this glamorous black dining room, can help lift a dramatic and moody dining room scheme. Plus, it’s worth using plenty of different textures to make sure that the interior design doesn’t look flat.

Image credit: Simon Whitmore
Image credit: Simon Whitmore
Image credit: Simon Whitmore
Image credit: Simon Whitmore

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