There is a lot you can experiment with in terms of your dining room. Changing the lighting, wallpaper, artwork, and adding a new dining table are good options to start with, say experts. Anuja Joshi, marketing director, Interflora and Astha Khetan, founder of The House of Things give some tips:
* Re-assemble: Re-assemble is a trend that layers contrasting shapes, textures and tones in a collage. Create unusual visuals with elongated stems and angular vases. Try to use extremes in shape as well — for example, having tall flowers on one side, complemented with hanging materials on the other can make the look more striking.
* Pantone colour of the year: With 2018 seeing a shift from the lively and enigmatic green pantone to a provocative ultraviolet shade, it couldn’t get any better, as the colour is associated with inspiration, meditation, mindfulness, experimentation, tranquillity and royalty. Make a style statement with a collection of vases with single stems of violet like phlox, iris, pansies, verbenas or hydrangea which is simple-yet-suave. You can also add the heads of vanda orchid in a vase filled with water.
* Team your violets with furnishings: You can create a super bold and contrasting look using yellow, fuchsia, and red to your home space in upholstery and furniture alongside violet floral beauties like vanda, hydrangeas, petunias, freesia, verbena and agapanthus. Floral candle centrepieces using hydrangea and heads of vanda orchid along with succulents, with an upholstered chair or metal chairs will add colour and a refined feel. Ultraviolet with its bold and vivid blue is perfect if matched with raw materials such as concrete and natural wood.
* Lighting: Unexpected lighting can add interest and create a cozy atmosphere. Lighting also helps to create a more lived-in feeling that is conducive to relaxed conversation. Add mid-century flair and industrial intrigue to your home with an iconic chandelier, outfitted with exposed bulbs. Place one over your dining table to instantly elevate the space. Or just add a pair of lanterns — they look less formal than chandeliers and instil the space with warmth. Balance the rustic pendants with glam chairs or an elegant mirror.
* Dining table: Nothing says fine dining like a handsome, modern dining table. Whether iconic or novel, oval or square, invest in a set that is a standout for originality, integrity, style, and adaptability. Go Boho with mismatched chairs, get a custom plank table that seats 12, or opt for a less-than-traditional table or a bench in place of chairs to keep things interesting. Choose dining furniture that fits your needs and makes the room an even more comfortable place to spend time.
* Wallpaper: Get a dramatic makeover and make your dining spaces sing with a high-octane design or mute it down with a regal pattern. Opt for tea paper when you want to suffuse your space with femininity, a bold backdrop for unique furnishings, or reflective wallpaper that stuns when the lights are lit. Dining rooms were made for lingering and they’re all about inviting conversation and connection. In order to achieve this mood, a dining room must be pleasing to the eye, be functional, yet feel inviting.
* Eclectic textiles: Textiles can make a world of difference — especially in unique patterns. Add a bold, vintage kilim under your dining table to create a rustic feel, or an elegant hand woven wonder perfect for stylish interiors.