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How to Create an Elegant Formal Dining Room

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A formal dining room creates a welcoming and luxurious atmosphere for parties, dinners, and holidays. The keys to creating a formal dining space lie in your choice of paint or finish as well as the style of your décor. There are many ways to create a beautiful formal space for dining in your home that still reflects your unique personality and design preferences.

Choosing Paint Color
Painting your dining room a different color than the surrounding rooms creates a separate and unique space where your meals will take place. If your home doesn’t feature a separate dining room, you can still create the illusion of one by painting your dining area a distinct color that sets it apart from the adjacent space. Formal dining rooms often benefit from bold colors such as gray, blue, or red, which create a sophisticated and dramatic atmosphere. Other popular color choices for formal dining rooms include oranges, yellows, and bright whites.

Choosing Décor
While formal dining rooms often evoke the image of a classical table and chairs, today there are many décor options available when designing an elegant dining space. Your dining room’s paint color will in part determine the type of décor you choose. Rooms that are painted red or orange benefit from softer accents and lighting, while a darker gray or blue room pairs best with bright lights and sparkling, shiny accessories. Many homeowners combine old and new styles by mixing classical elements, such as a chandelier or elaborate trim, with modern streamlined tables, chairs, and flatware. Whichever style you choose for your dining room, try to consider décor that is complementary to the style in the rest of your home to create a feeling of flow.

At Browder Painting, we are dedicated to providing top-quality painting and finishing services from experienced and friendly painters. You can reach us by calling (805) 544-0547 for the answers to your painting questions or to request a quote. We invite you to explore our website and check out our services and professional tips!


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