Mon 26 Oct 2015
Following on from our previous article, To Furnish or Not To Furnish, we now look at why dressing your dining table could be just as important to create the right impression to buyers.
The home-styling experts at Lemon and Lime Interiors say… “The importance of the dining table has never been so apparent; it is the heart of the home. When you view your potential new home on Rightmove or other home buying site, it is the photos that catch you and draw you in.
Having arranged a viewing of a prospective new home, to walk into a dining room or dining area and see a beautiful table set for dinner gives you an emotional connection – subconsciously you picture yourself sitting there eating delicious food with family and friends, chatting over wine and coffee. Family dining is at an all time low due to the pressures of work and other constraints, but it is something we all aspire to.”
We couldn’t agree more, so we’d like to share with you some simple tips for dressing a dining table;
Setting the table
Start off with a runner, it’s a great alternative a table cloth and will inject some colour and interest onto the table. Use colour coordinating place mats to complement the runner. Place dinner plates onto the place mats and layer with soup bowls, keep them simple.
Above is a great example how to dress to impress. This is a beautiful home we are selling on Lichfield Street, Stone
Say It With Flowers
There’s nothing like a centerpiece of fresh flowers!
It’s fun to get fancy, but sometimes the simplest of ideas has the grandest of effects. Below, a clear vase of tulips is just what this modern dining set needs to set the tone for a delicious meal.
Pendant Light Power
One increasingly popular design trend is the use of a bold pendant light as the ultimate dining room statement. In fact, when the light hangs low enough, sometimes it becomes a substitute centerpiece.
For more styling tips for your home visit Lemon & Lime Interiors
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