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My Three Tips: To A Well Decorated Dining Room

(BAD) Blog About Design: My Three Tips: To A Well Decorated Dining Room

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Three Tips: To A Well Decorated Dining Room
Tip #1: Buy A Light Fixture That Pop's
When you look at your dining room, what's the first thing that you look at? If you said table, than your light fixture ain't poppin'! Your light fixture should make one of the biggest statements in your dining space. A brilliant light fixture sets the tone in the space, and makes the space. It's sort of like walking out of the house without a jewlery piece or your iPhone. It's that little sparkle and shine that the space needs. 

Tip #2: Spice Up Your Ceiling   
The first post I posted on BAD in 2011 was about spicing up your ceiling. Two years later, I still strongly advocate making your fifth wall something to remember. Of course a white ceiling looks nice, but there's something about a ceiling that is painted stripes, or done in wood paneling that brings it all together. I'm sort of going through a bit of a mental dining room renovation of my dining room. I'm dreaming of a dark wood paneled ceiling, and walls, with a fantastic 60s Italian light fixture. 

Tip #3: Make It Personal   
So many dining rooms these days look like they came out of a catalog. Please! Make your dining room--you! Add a painting of your granny (well...), mix and match the seating, bring in some vintage lamps. Your home is an extension of your wardrobe. Let's put it this way. The apps on your phone are different than the apps on your friends phone. Your dining room should be different, it should be personal. What are your three tips? 

(ABOVE) I love this light fixture. It's that statement piece that I'm writing about! It sort of looks like a musical instrument (trumpet?)
(1) In this dining space featured in lonny, the ceiling is original and funky. Just like BAD likes it! The wood molding that runs along the inner part of the ceiling brings texture into the space.
(2) The space belongs to fashion editor Kim Hersov. Why do I like this space? It's her! It doesn't look like it came out of a catalog. It's elegant, yet still has that rock-n-roll sprit. The candlesticks are from her grandmother and the chandelier is 60s Italian.
(3) How great are these floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookshelves? Bookshelves in the dining room are the ultimate personal touch. Looking at the books one reads is as personal as it gets. If you want to break up the rows and stacks of books, than stack your books in different directions, and add a few decorative objects in between. 



At August 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM , Blogger House@heart said...

True!! I agree with all you said!! Clever advice, I love the bookcase in the dining room!!

At August 22, 2013 at 4:06 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Glad to hear your thoughts! Isn't the bookcase fab? Thanks for stopping by :)


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