By Jama Wahlen. interior. Published at Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 - 03:47:26 AM.
First. consider proportions of the room. You'll want to account for the size of your table. and the proportions of your room itself. If your formal dining room table seats 10 people. you may want to look into a row of matching pendants. But. if the room only seats your family of four. perhaps a single chandelier will do the trick. As a rule. your light fixture should cover 2/3 of the table.
Try a ceiling treatmentLook up! Most builder-grade homes don't do much with the ceilings. Usually. they're simply painted white. leaving more budget for other areas and details of the home. However. adding character to your ceilings can give your home a more lived-in. custom look. Try installing decking to give your ceiling more texture. or add a ceiling medallion to bring attention to a unique light fixture.
Paint your moldingPlain white molding is to builder-grade homes as tile is to grout: you can't have one without the other. Some homeowners love the clean. bright look. but white molding can seem quite sterile. For a completely personalized look. consider painting your molding to add depth to your woodwork. Black molding creates a modern contrast. while a light brown makes for a more peaceful room.
Accessorizing a room is like putting the cherry on top of a sundae. It makes all the difference. No need to go crazy. since the goal is still to update your dining room on a budget. but adding a few finishing touches goes a long way.Try to use your space wisely. No one wants clutter. especially in an area that's meant to hold lots of people at once. A large buffet is beautiful. but only works if the space allows.