A dining room can be such a extraordinary location to entertain, but it is able to without problems be underused if you often eat inside the kitchen or in front of the telly instead. Here are a few tips to make it a greater special place to spend time…
1) Adding a table material and a vase (a pint glass or milkbottle will do for that ‘shabby chic’ look that is very in on the moment) complete of flowers (choose wild ones from your garden/balcony or pick a small bunch of something easy like freesias and gypsophila at your neighborhood florist/supermarket) adds immediately homely atmosphere to a eating room.
2) Light some candles and flip down the lights to feature mood. This doesn’t must be romantic (despite the fact that it actually is!) – it is similarly enjoyable and a cute manner to stop a stressful day at work.
3) Create instantaneous new chairs by covering your present ones with a pretty disguise. All you want is more than one antique sheets and a few ribbon. I would propose batch-dyeing sheets with Dylon Machine Dye (genuinely easy, simply follow the commands at the packet) to a color that coordinates together with your curtains and carpet, then cutting each sheet in half. Your neighborhood haberdashers/John Lewis will stock ribbon – I’d choose quite huge ribbon in a similar color, or another coloration in your scheme, eg brown ribbon on cream sheets, or gold ribbon on burgundy sheets for a lovely warm look. You’ll want about 1 – 1 ½ metres according to chair, relying on the width of the again of the chair. Drape the half-sheet over the chair lengthways, so that the seat and the back are covered, and tie the ribbon around the again of the chair above the seat, so that the cloth on the returned of the chair is taut and secure. Tie a knot or a bow on the lower back, and, whats up presto, ‘new’ eating room chairs!
4) Antique tablecloths and dresses can be split to make colourful napkins – clearly cut into squares and hem or overlock the edges to make specific napkins you’ll by no means see anywhere else.
Start making meal time a unique time which you spend together as a couple or family – an area where you’ve got the chance to talk and percentage the day’s successes and disappointments with out the distractions of the television, or even the washing-up (at least not till afterwards!). Enjoy!