Monday, 9 February 2009

Dining Room Furniture Accents

When you look around a dining room, what do you see? Sure you see the dining room chairs and table and perhaps other pieces of furniture such as the dining room hutch or the side board or a server. But apart from the actual dining room furniture what do you see? You see little personal touches such as an interesting lamp, a pretty photo frame or print, some unique knick knacks perhaps an unusual clock? It is these items that personalize the area, make is special and above all make it your very own! So what are the things that you can individualize your dining room furniture with?

Crockery or China: You can utilize your dining room hutch to great effect here. Typically this is a piece of dining room furniture that has cabinets built into it in segments, which may be glass or wood fronted. The glass fronted cabinets can be used as a kind of show case to display your china or pretty crockery, which can in itself be a lovely decoration touch. Plates, serving dishes, interesting cutlery, silver ware, they can all find a place there. The great thing about the hutch is that it acts as a display item as well as a storage unit. Your precious items are safe from harm in the enclosed area of the hutch so that you can keep the cleaning and maintenance of these items to a minimum.

Coasters or Mats: Coasters not only protect the dining room furniture from heat and general wear and tear, they also add color and interesting accents to the room. Place mats can be color coordinated to the furniture or to the color scheme of the room. In the alternative a contrasting color scheme can be used to make a great visual impact.

Wall Art: Depending upon the kind of theme you want to stick to in your dining room, you can pick the kind of wall art to complement it. If you have stark or modern dining room furniture, you could pick some bold abstract art for the walls which will add drama to the room. If on the other hand you want to have a more traditional appearance in the dining room, you can add some landscapes or still life paintings or prints by the masters as well to create a timeless and classic look.

Flowers / Plants: A few planters with either real or artificial plants are a wonderful addition. Real looks best, but remember artificial plants are a good option because they don’t need any watering or other maintenance nor do they need sunlight and they don’t die or dry up either! Vases are another great addition to the dining room. If the vase itself is interesting enough, you don’t always need to have flowers in it; just the vase itself creates an interesting addition to your dining room.

So with a little imagination you can transform your dining room furniture to look unique, different and very specially You!

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Create a pleasant atmosphere in your dining area by choosing the right dining room set and then coordinating it with the right accessories. Contemporary chairs with a pedestal table look great. Experiment to reach the look you desire.