14 Dining Room Décor Tips to Steal From Restaurants

Great restaurants exist to deliver an experience for all senses. Beyond the mouthwatering dishes, every aspect of the design, décor, ambiance, and sounds must coexist to create a one-of-a-kind universe that will plunge diners into a world that makes time stand still, if only for a few hours. If great restauranteurs have taught us anything, it's how to create a space that invites engaging conversations and ravenous appetite.

The dining rooms in our homes should essentially serve the same function—as a place to gather and linger in great company. Our dining rooms don't necessarily have to be opulent—but the right paint color, seating, or lighting, can go a long way in making a space feel inviting. And in this case, our foodie tendencies can be of great service when it comes to decorating for dinner parties. Here are the best dining room décor tips we learned from restaurant design. Find out how you can apply it to your own dining rooms.

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This story was originally published on March 1, 2016, and has since been updated.