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The Secret to Creating a Great Family Dining Space

August 20, 2022


We’ve all heard the saying that food brings people together. Yet, how many of us can admit that we still sit down at the same table every night with our family for dinner? Too often, we’d rather dine on the couch while our eyes are glued to the television. Does this sound familiar?

While the latter is true in many cases, a functioning family dining space is not dead. If anything, it still acts as a cornerstone for a cosy home. That said, below are some simple secrets to creating the best dining space possible.

Creating a Great Family Dining Space

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Bright Open Space 

Dining rooms can sometimes seem boxed off or closed in, especially in smaller homes. One way around this is by introducing more natural light. This could be through strategically placed mirrors, or by installing rooflights to flood the space with warm natural light. Our rooflights, which we bought from TuffX, really opened up the space and made it appear more welcoming! 

A Style That Speaks to You

Nothing screams a comfortable dining space more than one that offers an interior design style that you absolutely love. Whether it’s modern, contemporary, or traditional, use elements in your space that speak to you. From an antique oval dining table that’s a family heirloom to a trendy pendant light, there are many ways to own your space exactly as you envision in your head.

A Beautiful Centerpiece

A beautiful dining table deserves a little something extra to pull it together. That can be achieved with a beautiful centrepiece. The perfect dining table centrepiece might be a faux vase of flowers, a succulent arrangement, or even an arrangement of candles. You can make your centrepiece as extravagant or as simple as you want.

Extra Chairs for Guests

Dining spaces aren’t designed strictly for household members. Open your dining space to non-household members, too, including friends and neighbours. This, of course, calls for extra seating. So, always make sure to have extra chairs available, whether it be to accommodate a larger group to celebrate a birthday or even for your son or daughter’s significant other for dinner.

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A Pop of Colour

Are you more of a neutral type of person or a lover of all things colour? Regardless, it’s always a great idea to offer a pop of colour in your dining space. Colour can make all the difference in terms of aesthetics, comfort, and mood in your space. So, don’t skimp out on it.

You might consider adding blue or green to offer a calm, cosy sensation in your space. Add red or purple to offer elegance and formality. Yellow or orange are also options if you want your dining space to appear bold, energizing, and joyful.

Gorgeous Wall Art

Bare walls are so boring. Dress up your walls beautifully with some stylish wall art. This isn’t limited to just paintings, canvas prints, or photographs but other forms of wall art like wood art, metal art, murals, or even light fixtures. Wall art is the perfect way to complete your space and give it as much warmth and liveliness as possible.


Never doubt the importance of practical dining space in your family home. Family time and gatherings with loved ones around the holidays will be better than ever before when you have a comfortable, workable dining area. With the latter secrets, you’ll have the perfect dining space in no time.

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