So you’ve just moved into your first apartment… Congratulations are in order, but what are you going to do with all that empty space?
While the blank canvas is super exciting, it can also be daunting. It’s that initial trepidation we can only imagine a scribe feels before wielding a pen to plain paper, or an actor experiences upon walking on set for the first time—but there’s no need to get stage fright. It’s time to put on your creative cap. Of all the rooms in the house, a great dining room can set the tone for a grown-up apartment. To style it, you should have equal parts preparation and intuition—follow your gut, but also make sure the items are both fashionable and functional.
UK-based interior designer Abigail Ahern told MyDomaine that while it can be “quite tricky to get right, and a bit overwhelming if you’re starting from scratch, [styling a dining room is] all about creating an inviting, laid-back glam atmosphere, the sort of place you’re happy to linger in during the wee hours with good friends and good food.”
So before you get started, we asked the experts for their top tips when creating a practical dining room that doesn’t skimp on the pretty. It’s time you dined in style.
What’s your top dining room styling tip?