Developing Your Dining Room Style 

As the holiday season is swiftly approaching, the dining room quickly becomes the main space for gathering. You may be concerned about ensuring the dining room looks great as you welcome friends and family. There is no need to worry! We are here to help you determine the best way to develop your dining room style. 

Personalize Your Style

There are so many ways to add your personality to your design style. For instance, we love how Ellen of @ellenblisshome draws the eye to her dining room tablescape with plaid printed place settings. 

She added a mix of elements. By including the glass pumpkins, textured placemats and autumnal arrangements in the center of the table, Ellen’s fall decor brings warmth and coziness to the dining room. If you are looking for inspiration, look no further!

Make the Move from Traditional to Transitional

Shifting your dining room from traditional to transitional is relatively easy! Transitional is solely a blend of traditional and modern pieces. This style of room evokes a calming atmosphere by highlighting neutral colors such as tan, white, beige and gray. Aside from paint, adding furniture and light fixtures that are brown or black can add a modern feel to the space. 

A transitional dining room with a black table, black wire chandelier and modern brown chairs.
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

If you have lamps positioned on a buffet in your dining room or a chandelier above your table, updating these fixtures to have a more sleek, modern look will greatly enhance your space and steer it away from the traditional look. It also catches the eyes of your guests as they walk into the dining room!

Keep the Size of Your Space in Mind

In every home you enter, the size of the dining room can vary. Your new space may have a larger dining room than what you are used to which can be intimidating to fill or you are dealing with a smaller space and you need guidance on how to optimize every inch. Here is what you need to keep in mind as you assess your space. 

Small Dining Room 

If you have a small dining room, this does not mean that you cannot host gatherings. While you may not have the space to host large family gatherings, you have a room that allows for endless cozy get-togethers with friends and family. By leaving the large gatherings to a family member who has the space, your dining room lends itself to more intimate memories being made around a smaller table. 

A smaller living room with Skyline gliding window panels, round table and four fabric chairs.
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Large Dining Room 

Filling up a large dining room can be a daunting task. If you are struggling with what to add beyond a table, there are many ways to utilize the space you have! Overall, it is important to keep in mind that a dining room should encourage conversation among guests. By adding a conversation area such as a couple of chairs and a side table, you have a great opportunity to show off your style and you add another seating area in the house where individuals can sit down and unwind. 

Light dining room with a conversational area consisting of a side table and two chairs on the opposite side of the dining room table.
Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Display Your Collections

The dining room is the perfect place to display your collections. Not only does this make a statement when people walk into the space but it also shines a light on your personality and decorating style.

An eight person dining table that is between two glassed in wine collections
Alustra® Woven Textures®

 If you collect chinaware, ironstone dishes, glassware or wine, there are a multitude of ways to put this on display. When you add your personal collections, it adds a fun element to your dining space. Whether it is through glass built-ins, cabinet hutches or buffets, it will definitely be a conversation starter among your guests. 

Let Us Help

At Austin Window Fashions, we are ready to help you as you perfect your dining room. From wood shutters to shades, draperies and more, we know window coverings can help make a space feel complete. Contact our team to schedule a virtual or in-home consultation today. We can’t wait to help make developing your dining room style as effortless as possible.