Dining Room Layout Basics

Dining spaces in any home needs special focus in terms of its décor since it’s that special place were your friends and family gather together for meals and bonding. Apart from being very comfortable, the space also needs to reflect a certain character and style. MoBEL tells you all that you need to know about Dining Room Layout Basics.

Dining Room Layout Design – The Basic Measurements

Dining spaces can be either of the two forms – a separate room for dining or a designated area in the living room that’s set up as the dining space. The basic measurement tips are as follows:

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  • Ideal space to maintain between the dining table and wall or the next piece of furniture, that would make the dining arealook spacious and comfortably set out, is 42 – 48 inches. If space is less, atleast 36 inches needs to be maintained so that people can move in and out of their chairs easily.
  • Table space per person required to be maintained for him / her to have the meal comfortably is 24 – 30 inches.
  • If you need to seat more number of guests for particular occasions, a better idea is to arrange for having smaller tables around rather than going for a bigger dining table.

 

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Large Dining Room Layout Basics:

Large dining spaces give you more flexibility in terms of the scope of choosing the Interior Décor style you want. Your furniture, their style and sizes, accessories would all depend on the décor style chosen. The layout basics are as follows:

  • The first step is to choose the dining room interior style fromTraditional, Modern and contemporary, depending on what suits your remaining home décor the most.
  • For the right furniture arrangement, one needs to start by placing the dining table in the centre and then placing all other furniture around it. In case of a separate dining room, place the dining table in the centre of the room, while in case of a combined living & dining room space, center the dining table under a lighting element.
  • Popular dining table shapes for large dining rooms are round, oval or rectangular. Once the dining table is placed, arrange all other furniture such as chairs, sideboards, etc around it maintaining the basic measurement tips given above. Avoid having round tables for seating more than 6 people. For a round table with that wide a diameter, it makes conversations pretty inconvenient.
  • If you still have space, throw in some more furniture that are either decorative accessories or have storage space for your cutlery, napkins and other dining essentials.

Small Dining room Layout Basics:

Layout options for small dining rooms are not much and the challenge lies in giving a more open and spacious look and appeal to the space. Some tips that one can follow include:

  • Have a small rectangular dining table that has an extended removable leaf. This would allow you to keep your dining space open and airy at all times while you can still seat more people by using the leaf extension when you want.
  • Seating around the table for daily living should be maximum of 2 – 4. Store your extra dining chairs all throughout the house which you can use when needed for larger gatherings.
  • Dining chairs for small dining rooms should always be armless so as to give the space a less crowded feel.
  • A round pedestal dining table also looks good in a small dining space since it makes the perimeter of your dining room / space look larger.
  • Place and arrange your accessories intelligently that takes up the least amount of space but still looks good. For example, display your favourite china not in a cabinet but on neat wall shelves. Not only will it gain you floor space but would provide a stylish visual interest to your dining space.

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So what are you waiting for? Now that you know all the Dining Room Layout basics, design your own dining space the way you want to woo your guests with it!

 

8 Top 5 Curtain and Blind Styles to Choose From!

Curtains, shades, blinds and all kinds of window Treatments are undoubtedly one of the most important elements of Interior Design. They hold and blend the colour schemes used in the décor, set the tone of the room and also go on to create a bold style statement if done up right. In some cases, they are also used as primary accents that build the character of the entire room layout and décor. But in order to achieve that, one needs to know the various types of curtains, shades and blind stylesso that one knows exactly which to choose for making your room look good to glam!

Top 5 Curtain Types to choose from:

Curtains are unlined and lightweight fabrics that are used to cover windows in order to filter out light, sound, draft and also as a decorative component. The most popular curtain types include:

Cafe Curtains: This curtain style includes covering only the bottom half of a window. In some cases it is paired with a valence (drapery style on the top part of a window) for a stylish and different look to a room.Cafe-CurtainsSheer Curtains: A style that we all love, the translucent fabric that gives a stylish and chic look to your room. It filters light, provides a certain amount of privacy and is often combined with heavy fabric drapery for ornate interior designs.

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Lace Curtains: This gives the same effect as the sheer curtains with the exception that these are made from lace fabric.

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Gathered Curtains: This style involves using curtain and drapes that are pulled up half their heights and are tied to the sides.

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Bishop Sleeve Curtains: These types of curtains are very much trending and involves having vertical panels of the curtain where it is pinched up at regular intervals to get a series of blousy sections followed by a gathered pleat.Bishop-Sleeve-Curtains

Top 5 Shades & Blind Styles:

Unlike curtains, shades and blinds are window treatments that fit inside a window frame. Various options exists which can be used to create a stylish and modern look to your home. Some of the most popular options are given below:

Balloon: This refers to the old stage curtain style where series of draw strings hang vertically across d width of the window, that gathers up the material when pulled. Festoon style or the ‘London shade’ is similar to the Balloon with the exception that both the edges on the two sides are not gathered. Hence, Balloon gives a semi circle look while Festoon gives d style a tail.

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Cellular: This style involves a crisply pleated fabric shade that folds up neatly together when drawn. Basically in this style, the shade is made into a honeycomb providing insulation to a certain extent since pockets of air are held in between the honeycomb structure.

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Roman: The Roman shade is a chic style where the shade creates a flat panel when closed. The folds are spaced and occur at regular intervals and overlap each other when they are drawn up.

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Roller: This style consists of a simple and flat shade which can be pulled down at any height and again rolls up to the roller at the top when it is drawn.

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Blinds: These refer to shades made out of wood, metal, plastic or fabric that remains suspended in a string mesh. When drawn up, the entire treatment goes out of ones view.

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Trendiest Curtain & Drape Styles – The top 5 Window Treatments for your home

Let’s get this straight…curtains might have seen the light of the day for its utilitarian purpose such as providing privacy or filtering light, sound and draft, but in modern times nobody can deny its crucial role as an Interior Design element. Not only does it set the tone and look of any particular room but also goes on to create a bold style statement with its various drapery styles and window treatments.

Curtains Vs. Drapes –   Know the difference

Curtains are the unlined, lightweight fabrics that one uses to cover a window. Curtain styles are primarily simple and the length usually is till the window sill or sometimes down to the floor level.

Drapes on the other hand are the heavy and lined fabrics that are usually used to frame a window over and above a curtain. Draperies are fixed and almost always till the floor length. Use of patterns and intense colours, coupled with its sheer bulk and the drapery style makes it something that gives your room a bold statement.

Top 5 Curtain Styles for a glam Interior design:

Pinch Pleat Curtain: This refers to the curtain style where three narrow pleats are pinched together at regular intervals to give the curtain a trendy look.

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Pencil Pleat curtains: This style is all about creating folds in the fabric in such a way wherein thy are gathered tightly and spaced narrowly so that it resembles a row of pencils all along the breath of the curtain.

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Goblet Pleat Curtains: This style is similar to the pencil pleat with the exception that at regular intervals, a part of the fabric is left ungathered and blown outwards so that it gives a look of a goblet. Sometimes, the fabric is stuffed with stiff paper to give give the curtain the best goblet look. Out of all the pleated curtain looks, this is the newest and trendiest to have.

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Tabbed Top Curtains: The Tabbed Top look is one of the most popular styles doing rounds nowadays due to its simplicity and convenience. This informal look is achieved by sewing loops of fabric on top of the curtain panel and then simply hanging it from a rod.

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Shirred: The shirred curtain style refers to tightly bunching the fabric all along the curtain rod.

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Top 5 Drapes to give character to your Interior décor:

Jabot: A panel of pleated fabric, tapered in length, which hangs down on both sides of a window. It can also be used in sections. Perfect for making a style statement without going overboard.

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Swag: A panel of pleated fabric hanged in semi circles, horizontally along the top length of the curtain. Styles include single swag or multiple swags depending on what suits the room. A swag is typically combined with a jabot or a cascade to achieve a more grand or ornate look.

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Cascade:A combination of swag and jabot where a panel of pleated fabric creates a swag style and then hangs down on one side of the window.

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Scarf: The scarf drapery style is all about taking a long panel of fabric, draping it all along the top part of a window and letting it fall to the floor on both the sides.

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Valence: Any kind of drapery treatment done on the top part of a window, typically to cover window hardware sections. Valence is greatly used as an decorative element in any interior design project.

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