Tips to Dine & Entertain In Style!

Creating an inviting dining space is essential for enjoying meals and entertaining guests. Here are some tips from our award-winning Milwaukee interior designers to help you achieve just that:

Choose the right table

The dining table is the centerpiece of your dining space, so select one that suits your style and fits the available space. Consider the shape, size, and material that best complements your overall decor. Round tables encourage conversation, while rectangular tables are great for larger gatherings.

Layered lighting is key

Lighting sets the mood in any space, and the dining area is no exception. A statement chandelier or pendant above the table will create a focal point and provide ample illumination. You can also add wall sconces or table lamps for additional ambient lighting!

Comfortable seating

Make sure your dining chairs are comfortable and supportive, as your guests will be spending a significant amount of time seated. Consider upholstered chairs for added comfort, or mix and match different chair styles for an eclectic look.

Create a color scheme

Choose a color scheme that complements the rest of your home and evokes a warm and inviting atmosphere. Soft, neutral tones like beige, cream, or light gray can create a serene and elegant ambiance. Add pops of color through accessories like table linens, pillows, or artwork.

Add texture and layers

Incorporate different textures and layers to make your dining space visually interesting. Use tablecloths, runners, or placemats to add texture and protect your table. Layer your tableware with stylish dinnerware, glassware, and cutlery to create an inviting tablescape.

Decorate the walls

Dress up your dining space by adding artwork or mirrors to the walls. Choose pieces that reflect your personal style and enhance the overall ambiance. Mirrors can also help create an illusion of more space and reflect light, making the area feel brighter and more inviting.

By following these tips, you can create a dining space that is not only visually appealing but also inviting and comfortable for you and your guests. Visit our Showroom & Design Center in Elm Grove today! Our team of award-winning Milwaukee interior designers is always on-hand to get started on your next project.