By complete improvement, we refer to when a design leaves no gaps and feels like every element that makes up a room design is utilised to its maximum potential.
Re-designing a home is a large task for any homeowner. From small gathering spaces to large and lavish dining rooms, all changes in these rooms take a lot of consideration and planning.
This is to ensure that your new design feels complete, with each new feature bouncing off one another to create a captivating room design for whole family.
However what do we mean when we say, ‘complete improvement’? By complete improvement, we refer to when a design leaves no gaps and feels like every element that makes up a room design is utilised to its maximum potential.
Taking the dining room as an example, there is no point in having a lavish marble topped dining table, if it is going to be placed in a poorly lighted room with old hard worn carpets. This creates an uneven look where you are less likely to enjoy the benefits of your new dining table, as the inferior elements are sticking out like a sore thumb.
Therefore, aiming for complete room improvement will reduce this chance and deliver a captivating and absorbing room design. However how would you achieve a sense of complete improvement? Let’s take the dining room as an example.
Furniture is often the focal point of a room design, being the most tactile and interactive feature. This is even more so in the dining room, with the dining table forming the base for the entire dining room experience. Thus, going for a high-quality dining set would be the first point of call for any dining room design. Yet it does not end there, as complimentary features such as cabinets, wine racks and sideboards all add to the overall experience.
This one is a tough one, as re-decorating any room is always a difficult and exhausting task. However, when aiming for complete room improvement this is something of a crossroads. Do you start with your decorating first, or do you build your design around your new furniture?
The dining room is a great example of this as more often than not you will have a dining table and chair set in mind beforehand. This makes decorating tricky as you are hoping that your wall design choice will gel well with the set and accessories. The biggest thorn however is the floor, as you cannot truly see how well it will gel with your furniture until it is down.
Of course it is possible to build your design from the floor up and saving the furniture for last, yet what if you are not in this position. If this is the case it is best going for a flexible style of flooring which meshes with any type of furniture design; for example oak laminate flooring.
This is easy to lay and its traditional look works well with most dining table designs, yet there are alternatives such as hardwood and stone flooring to consider.
This final part has a larger impact on the dining room than say the bedroom or living room, yet accessories help to give your new design personality and character that is unique to you. Curtains, rugs and even down to cutlery and glassware all contribute to giving your room that sense of complete improvement. For ideas and inspiration for decorating a dining room, visit our Decor - Dining section.