5 Tips to a Great Dining Room Decor

Great friends and great food, what else does one need in life? Well maybe one more little thing… a great place to share them in! A dining room interior decor that is both cozy and comfortable in ambience and stylishly unique in decor is the call of the day! MoBEL brings to you 5 tips so that you can take pride in your beautiful dining room décor and create.

Shapes Do Matter!

If you have a long and narrow room, go for a rectangular Dining Table since it would help fill out the space and create the warm ambience that you desire. Round tables on the other hand encourage conversation. However, if you usually require more than six people’s seating, the diameter might become too big for easy conversation flow. A pedestal structure can also work well in this case since it gives more room and leg space and allows for comfortable seating of more people.

Whatever be the shape and size of the table, make sure each person has at least 24 inches of table space to comfortably have his / her meal in. Moreover, a distance of 3 feet should always remain from the table to the wall or the nearest furniture so as to allow people to move in and out of their chairs easily.

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The Seat Story Redefined…

While the usual thing to do is to match the Dining Chairs with the table in terms of the look and upholstery, a recent trend is the mix-n-match fad. Throwing in an antique chair with a contemporary set up or pairing a wooden table with wicker or leather chairs are all doing very well in adding that flair and creating a style statement in your dining space. Trying out a long bench on a side instead of chairs are also an in thing that might be a hit with your friends!

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The Rug-ged Surface!

In a Living Room where the space largely comprises of hard surfaces, adding any fabric or textile helps to create a softer mood and bring on warmth. A rug can do the trick beautifully for a dining space. Use a stylish rug under the dining table to straight away demarcate the dining area from your living space. It should ideally extend till about 2 feet from the dining table so that the chairs are still on the rug when your guests are seated. Other options to introduce fabric and patterns include upholstered chair covers or colorful cushions on wooden chairs.

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And the Light-ning Strikes!

Hang a pendant lamp or even a chandelier over your dining table to create drama in your dining experience! Remember to install a dimmer so that you can create just the right mood when you want! Also, other tips to increase lighting and make your dining space appear larger, specially during the day time is to put a large mirror across the wall against the window.

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Finally the Accents!

Lastly, one of the tips to make your dining space a fashion statement that reflects taste, style, and class is to give a finishing touch to your décor by placing carefully chosen accent pieces. This might be a vibrant wall colour as a backdrop to your dining set up, or a neutral wall accented by a dramatic piece of artwork, a beautiful centerpiece on your table or even a family heirloom put up to bring a personal touch to the place.

dining set So what are you waiting for? Your dining area is that special place where you gather with your friends and family for meals and bonding. Make the experience special!

How to set a Dining Table Beautifully

Have a beautiful dining room interior décor, want to invite friends and family over for a gala dinner but don’t know how to go about setting the dining table? Confused with the plate, cutlery and glass placements? Relax, MoBEL not only builds the most fabulous dining tables for you but also helps you in setting them beautifully! All you need to do is go through these basics of dining table set-up and you would be ready to host a dinner party in style!

Basic table layout:

If you are calling people over for dinner, the basic requirements are that of dinner plates, side plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses to begin with. The basics are as follows:

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Plates – Place the big dinner place in the centre, right in front of the guest’s chair

Side Plates – In case of American Setting, the side plate or bread plate is placed on the top left corner of the dinner plate with a knife on it. While in an English setting, the side plate is kept beside the dinner plate with the butter knife on top.

Cutlery: silverware or cutlery arrangement consists of arranging the 2 or 3 forks on the left of the dinner plate, the two knives and the spoon on the right of it and the dessert fork and the dessert spoon above the plate. The art of formal dinner silverware placement or usage is – ‘Outside to inside’. Hence, during the course of one’s meal, the person would use the cutlery placed outside or farthest from the plate first. The order of arrangement is as follows:

Left Of The Dinner Plate – The thee forks are the salad fork, the meal/ dinner fork and the fish fork (if required) with the salad fork being on the outside, farthest from the plate, the meal fork in between and the fish fork if any on the inside, beside the plate.

Right Of The Dinner Plate – Immediately to the right of the plate is the dinner knife, the butter knife following and the dinner spoon after that, placed on the outside.

Top The Plate – The dessert fork is placed right after the plate with the tines facing right (towards the water glass). The dessert spoon is placed over the fork facing left.

Incase Of Soup – Soup is provided at the beginning of the course where the soup bowl and plate is placed in the middle of the big plate. The soup spoon can be provided with it or if you want to place it beforehand, it should be on the right hand side of the plate on the extreme right.

Other Cutleries – In case you need to place a cocktail fork, it should be on the extreme right after the spoon / soup spoon. For extra tea spoons, these should be placed between the second knife and the spoon.

Glasses – Glasses or Stemware is placed at the top right corner of the dinner plate. For a formal full course dinner meal, there are three glasses – the water glass, the white wine glass and the red wine glass. The three glasses are placed in a triangular formation with the water glass placed at the top right of your dinner plate (just above the dinner knife), the white wine glass on its right and the wine glass just over these two.

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Napkins – There are various spots to place the napkins. These include rolling it and placing it at the centre of the dinner place, outing it inside the glass, folding it and keeping it on the side plate or just placing it on the table to the left of the forks.

Now that you are all armed with the knowledge of Dining Table setting, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and invite the town over!

 

Top 5 Furniture Trends of 2015

If you are thinking of buying new furniture or just in the mood to shuffle stuff around a bit to give your living space a new look this year, you’re at the right place! Mobel Furniture is here to share the hottest 5 furniture trends of 2015 as given by the furniture and interior experts so that you can bring that style quotient that you see on magazine pages right in your home!

2015’s furniture trends are an interesting mix of traditional and modern look & appeal with a splash of bright colours thrown in! The top 5 trends are:

1. Floral Furniture: Yes, you read it right. After not being in fashion for ages, floral furniture is back and this time with a bang! A paisley printed sofa, a floral armchair or even a floral corner table thrown in your living room can instantly add that touch of glam to your interiors and start conversations! The hottest sofas and armchairs trending this season are all floral! The beauty of this trend is that it goes equally well with both traditional and modern living spaces.

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2. Painted Oak: After almost a decade of glass Dining Tables and the ultra modern dining spaces, 2015 is seeing a shift in the trend. The dining room furniture trend of 2015 spells out 100% natural look as the current fashion fad. Oak being available in a wide range of colours is the material of choice and painted oak tables, chairs, cabinets, etcwith its beautiful look and incredibly aesthetic versatility is the choice for both classic and modern dining spaces.

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3. Solid Hues & Fabric: Solid coloured, fabric sofas are back in action after losing out to its leather counterparts in the last decades. Its sheer versatility is what brings this stylish furniture trend back to the picture. While leather sofas look best in classic interiors amidst warm colour schemes, solid coloured fabric sofas can maintain the glam quotient both in classic as well as ultra-modern spaces. Also, its easily customizable aspect in terms of its upholstery has brought it back as one of the top trends of 2015!

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4. Contrast Walls: Contrast walls are a key to great Interior Designing and have been trending for some time now and is here to stay in 2015 as well. However, what to contrast and how is the question here, depending on your space& interior décor. Contrast walls with one wall being in contrast with the rest of the room, or contrast in the flooring from the furniture or interesting contrast walls against white or light coloured furniture are all hot trends of 2015 which can be pondered upon to bring out the best for your space.

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5. Minimalist Bedrooms: Can minimalism ever go out of trend? The mantra in 2015 for Bedroom Furniture is – Go Simple & Stylish. Mobel Furniture’s personal favourite is white gloss furniture, like its bedroom set KV-9911 that works well for both master and guest bedrooms, and fits perfectly for both cozy-romantic or family environment. Pair a white gloss furniture with a contrast wall and voila, your bedroom comes right out of the magazine pages!

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