Sharing a meal is one of the most important parts of our life – it’s a physical and psychological experience that can have a huge impact on our day. A healthy breakfast means a successful start to the day. A delicious dinner means a satisfying end to the day. However, it all depends on the design of your dining area. So today, we’ve compiled 5 things that you must remember while designing this particular space. Let’s take a look:
1. Comfortable furniture
Physical comfort is the first thing you must consider while designing a dining area. If your table is too tall or of your chair is too hard or uncomfortable, it can negatively affect your entire dining experience. So always take extra note while picking your furniture. Don’t just consider the style – consider the way you’ll feel when you sit on it.
2. Stimulating lighting
Lighting design is quite an important aspect to consider when you’re designing a dining area. Can you imagine sitting under the harsh glare of several ambient LEDs and enjoying your food? No, right? Here’s the thing about designing lighting for eating spaces: the glare needs to be as understated, soft and minimal as possible. The harsher it is, the worse your dining experience will be.
3. A refined ambiance
Dining is an experience, and you need to make sure that you, or whoever is using the space feels physically and psychologically comfortable. So you should definitely consult a color psychology chart before you lock down the basic design elements of your dining area. Warm colors tend to stimulate the appetite, while cool ones tend to suppress it.
4. Mind the views
Maintain views from all the different sides of a dining table can be challenging. Most dining tables have at least one or two dead walls, so make sure that they’re decorated or clad with warm, appetite stimulating materials and colors. Secondly, make sure that the open ends of your dining area that look on the rest of your home have a nice, uninterrupted view.
5. Classy centerpieces
Of course a dining table without a centerpiece is totally incomplete. The vast expanse of the table has to feature a something in the middle to create visual contrast on the surface. However, this does not have to be a single object. You can go for a cluster of decorative objects to get a great effect. The leafy green vase along with the monochrome stands make great centerpieces for the dining table in this image.