Not all homes have a dining room. These days there aren’t so many people and families that like to all sit down and have dinner together each day given the busy schedule and the commodity of dining, let’s say, in front of the living room TV for example.
But this doesn’t mean that a dining room becomes unnecessary. Instead of trying to eliminate it you should try to think how to make it more suitable for your lifestyle. If you’re not the traditional type then find some other idea or concept around which to organize this space.
There are several things to consider when decorating a dining room and, believe it or not, the color and the tiny details are not the most important ones. First of all, think about this: how many people will be using this room every day? Also, how many people would you like to fit in here occasionally? If it’s just you and your partner who use the room daily and just a few extra friends and relatives once or twice per year then don’t bother having a large table. It will just incommode you most of the time.
It’s also important to know exactly how you’ll be using the space. If the dining experience alone isn’t enough to make you want a dining room then think some other things you can be doing in this space. It can be an entertainment area in which case there are certain elements that need to be included in the design. It can also serve as an office or as a library.
Most modern living rooms aren’t very formal-looking. Now we focus more on comfort and thus a casual interior décor is the most common. But don’t let this influence. If you want a formal dining room then you should have it. The whole idea is to personalize the space so start daydreaming about how you’ll be using the space and you’ll figure out what you have to do. Envision how you’ll be spending time there and the activities you prefer but be realistic. What you wish you could do is not the same thing as what you’ll be able to do.