If you’re looking to design the perfect dining room, you’ve come to the right place! A dining room should be functional but also inviting, so sometimes getting the balance right is tricky but here to help you design your space.

No matter what size or style your dining room is, whether a separate room entirely or an adjoined kitchen diner, with a bit of direction on colour, furniture, lighting and layout you’ll be on your way to designing a dining room you’re proud of.

Get the dining room flooring right

The most important step (obviously!) is to get your flooring right. Flooring dresses a room and Frank-ly a space is not complete without it but it’s also a great place to start. 

Dining room flooring is a key element to ensure the area functions well. Not only should it look great, it should also be able to work hard too because this type of room is typically very high traffic and receives a lot of footfall. 

Therefore, it’s best to choose flooring that is high quality, durable, low maintenance and will stand the test of time. If you’re looking for a premium option, engineered hardwood flooring is great but if you’re on a budget laminate works brilliantly too. 

Plan for lighting

Lighting works hard to set the tone in a room. When it comes to lighting, dining rooms should be well-lit so that guests are comfortable and the space feels glowy and ambient.

Avoid strong lighting that is blinding for guests but equally, choose lighting that doesn’t make your visitors feel like they are sitting in a cave. There’s an inbetween to be had! 

A chandelier or pendant light looks stunning above a dining table to make it the clear focal point. You could even install a dimmer switch to adjust the lighting if you wish, to make it softer.

Choose a colour scheme

Now it’s time to move on to the fun, creative decisions! So, you need to decide on the feel you want to create in your dining room. Do you want it to feel dark and moody or bright and airy? 

If you normally just use your dining room for breakfast and occasional lunches, then a light and soft colour scheme with neutrals, blues or greens would work perfectly. 

However, if your dining room is a space for entertaining, a deep and rich colour scheme oozes glamour and appeal. Reds and plums are decadent choices but will help guests feel more relaxed. 

Find the perfect dining room furniture 

Choosing a table and chairs is next on the list. This is a big decision because it is the key feature of a dining space and you really need to think about what size and shape will best suit your space.

Consider how many people you host daily and how many others you would be likely to host in the future for big family events like dinner parties or Christmas dinner. If you don’t want a large table all the time, why not invest in an expandable table to have some flexibility? 

Make sure you measure your space to ensure it’s all going to be to scale. After all, you don’t want a tiny table working too hard to fill a large space, or a large table swamping a room that is too small for it.

Discover a wide range of high quality dining room flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

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