Dining room is the place where interaction in a family happens mostly. A dining room has an important role to build a warm atmosphere inside a family.
The important aspect is dining room table and it will be boring to have just simple table in the center of the room.
What if we decorate it in simple and inexpensive way? Check out the following ways.
1. Table Cloth
Who says going classic is wrong? This old yet simple solution can save your dinner party. Of course, you don’t have to go full grandma and pick the most oldie rug you can find.
There are several ways to pick and arrange the table cloth. For example, on a big party with lots of dishes, using plain table cloth will make them easier to see.
Opposite to that, complex pattern will make simple dishes stand out as long as the table is not overcrowded with other plates.
If you want to catch your guest’ attention to the center of the table, a table runner lining on the center would do the trick.
2. Simple Centerpiece
Centerpiece is not only for coffee table – dining table can rock it with good coordination. However, extra care is needed to choose for a dining table centerpiece.
First, pick a something small. Massive centerpiece will disrupt conversation flow because you cannot see your guest’ face.
Second, don’t pick something too eye-catching. If the guest is too focused on the centerpiece, there’s not much conversation or eating that can be established either. An example for a good centerpiece is candles and small flowers on a short vase.
3. One Color Only
A follow up of simple centerpiece – the cloth, tableware, and accessories should have the same color. It’s fine to pick lighter or darker hue of the main color.
However, in exception of cases when you wanted your guest to leave leftovers, try to avoid use different colors.
Too many colors around food will disturb brain reaction regarding of the meal. Using neutral colors such as black, white, and brown as a second color is fine, but try to not create too much contrasts.
Also, pick warm colors – they will look more welcoming and increase appetite of all attendants present.
4. Touch Up in Occasion
If you’re hosting seasonal dining parties, nothing can go wrong by following the theme itself. It doesn’t have to be too complicated – a different choice to match the event is fine. As an example, candles and red roses are good for Valentine Day.
Sometimes, these touch ups can involve the main dishes too. Cake on birthdays, roasted turkey on Thanksgiving, and colorful eggs on Easter is common proofs.
If you had free time in hand, you may put more effort to them. Another example, taking small pumpkin and carve it to small container for candies will be perfect for Halloween.
See also: How to Decorate Dining Table for Christmas
So, make your dining table as exciting as possible so your family will feel the warm at home. This way also will increase their sense of belonging because you can ask them to do it with you. Inexpensive, simple, and it can gather whole members of family.