With proper design, the dining room can become the centre of the home. After all, much of our day is devoted to eating, whether is it is enjoying a simple lunch alone or linger for hours over a five course meal with friends and family. For this reason, it makes sense to have a room designed specifically for meals. Compared to most other rooms in the house, the requirements for a dining room are relativity simple; all you really need is a dining table and chairs. Working with such a basic template, however, allows designers to exercise lots of creativity and to take risks in the dining room, making this one of the most enjoyable areas of the home to decorate. Today on homify, we look at some stunning examples of dining room design from our own Indian experts.
The use of a single bold wall is a trend that has been gaining popularity and looks as though it is here to stay. Here at homify, we love this idea of choosing one surface on which to make a daring design statement. Given that dining room furniture is normally rather simple, the dining room is a great place to try out this trend. The room pictured here was designed by Shahen Mistry Architects, who choose to cover one wall with a stunning black and silver wall paper depicting a bamboo print. The colours and pattern of the paper help to hold the room together, highlighting details like the silver leaves painted on the backs of the chairs and the sparkly twin chandeliers.
When creating a design for a more formal dining room, it is good to stick to dark shades like the dark wood of the table and chairs pictured here in a bungalow that was remodelled by Anna Interiors, a firm based in Bhubaneswar. The chair's high back, combined with elements like low lighting, help to reinforce the sense of elegant formality created by the colour palate. Another notable touch in this dining room is the hexagonal rug under the dining table. Often in dining rooms we see rectangular rugs, which more closely mirror the shape of the table. The use of a rounder shape here givse the décor a slight edge and helps to soften the formal atmosphere slightly, creating a space that is comfortable and welcoming.
For this smaller dining room space, which is incorporated into the kitchen, Karnal-based designers Aahana Decor have wisely chosen to incorporate lots of glass, which, by allowing light through, keeps the space feeling open and airy. The glass table top matches the cabinet behind, whose asymmetrical design adds an interesting element to the décor. The chair backs are also ideal for allowing light to pass through. The mirror on the walls helps to create the illusion of a larger space, another trick for working with limited square metres.
By working with a light, white colour palette, Neeras Design Studio has created a dining room that feels fresh, stylish, and unique. The key piece here is the unusual white table, which gives the dining room a modern, futuristic vibe. Because white is so neutral, it also offers the opportunity to include accessories that might be too busy otherwise, like this fun shag carpet. Add an eye-catching lamp, and you will have a one of kind dining room design!
In this photo, we get an idea of what this dining room looks like when its all set up for a holiday dinner. The gold candelabra and napkins are a good choice to compliment the blue light, but the owners are not limited to this colour scheme! The inset lighting is, in fact, an LED system that can change colours, creating the perfect mood to match the occasion.