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An inviting dining room with Hunter Douglas Pirouette® window shadings; available at Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
Hunter Douglas Pirouette® window shadings

An inviting dining room makes your guests feel welcome.


For a while, many people weren’t interested in a formal dining room and even converted their dining rooms into libraries, billiard rooms or offices. Today the dining room is back! Many homeowners want to create a beautiful setting for dining with their family and friends.

A dining room’s function is key, of course, but the dining room is about so much more than just eating a meal. It’s about the experience and the ambiance people feel when they dine in your home.

A formal dining room with Pirouette® window shadings - Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
Pirouette® window shadings
 
A dining room with large mirror and Silhouette® window shadings, available at Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
Silhouette® window shadings

Your table is the anchor of your room, and the chairs are key. These are long-term investments that you’ll have forever, if you purchase high quality. And don’t forget a sideboard or china cabinet to store dishes, silverware and linens close at hand.

Here are some tips to optimize your dining room:

-- Think about whether you need a table with leaves, if you plan to entertain a crowd.

-- Make sure the chairs are comfortable and the right height for the table.

-- Use mirrors to make the room seem larger.

-- Change the look of your table with linens and table settings, and the look of your chairs with slipcovers.
 

-- Add interest to your walls with wallpaper, an accent painted wall or wainscoting.

-- Plan for beautiful lighting, including a chandelier, and even wall sconces or buffet lamps.

-- Add window coverings that provide both beauty and function, especially when the late afternoon sun is streaming in.

-- And, of course, decorate your dining room for the holidays for added cheer.

Update your dining room this season to get ready for the holidays and create a look that lasts all year long! For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Mr. K's Fabric Shop.

October 2016

A beautiful dining room decorated for Thanksgiving with Vignette® Modern Roman Shades; available at Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
 
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