Pine Dining Room Table. Lighting plays a significant role in transforming space. A chandelier with a dimmer switch can offer versatility for everyday use, a festive atmosphere for dinner parties and romantic lighting for intimate gatherings. Choose accent lighting over the buffet or to highlight the fine china cabinet.
Pine Dining Room Table. One of the most important changes to a dining room is the flooring. Old and tired carpeting should be replaced with flooring that suits the new climate of the dining room. Hardwood floors are a versatile choice that can be refinished or installed new. Area rugs can protect the floor from heavy traffic and the occasional spill from the table. Casual dining spaces are also a good place for laminate flooring. Oak and hickory laminate flooring are popular choices that marry well with nearly any type of decor. If the room's place is still for more formal gatherings, an elegant floor in slate or marble will help to create a more sophisticated atmosphere.