While searching for dining area decorating ideas, remember that you don't want to overwhelm this refined space with too much clutter. However, simple will not mean plain, and this is a room where you can take some stylistic liberties. When decorating dining rooms, think about color schemes (after choosing your table, of course!). Usage of color can really make or break dining room designs, and the cohesion of a matching furniture set permits colorful decor choices. Try light blue or gray walls for a stylish look, or go timeless with a black and white theme. If you wish to stick to white paint, throw in some gold or copper accents, or splashes of bright colors to keep it interesting; geometric patterns, custom-painted ceilings and unique wallpapers are also effective at livening up a dining area.
A table with a leaf is a great way to expand your dining area. If you have the space, you might want to consider keeping the leaf in the table full time. A leaf in storage won't age the same as the rest of the table. Coloration may change or the leaf may warp if stored vertically, rather than horizontally, or if it's kept in a damp environment. Leaves are usually not an option with glass-topped tables. Butterfly leaves have grown to be a popular option in recent years because they store the leaf right under the most notable of the table. It is important to try out the leaf mechanism if you are shopping. It should open and lock into place smoothly and easily without force. Drop leaf tables makes it possible for you to put a table right against a wall for daily use. You can pull them right out of the wall and extend the leaf when you need to seat more people. A variation of the drop leaf table, gate-leg tables add a leg that swings out to aid the leaf.
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