The dining room is one of the important places in the house – it’s where you entertain your guests and family, present your food, share soulful stories with each other, and enjoy the dishes you made. Food has been an important concept in entertaining guests and showing your affection to them, so it’s not shocking that people actually spend time decorating their dining room as much as the rest of the house.
But in all honesty, the dining room can be one of the most neglected areas in the house – stray items here and there, a bunch of bills on the unused area of the table, and maybe a laptop for people who doesn’t have an office at home. It can be a discouraging sight and you feel yourself deflate from the daunting task of clearing up the items in front of you. But worry not, there are easy steps and tips to finally make your dining room a better place and welcome to accept guests again.
Make your dining room great again with these easy steps:
- Dedicate boxes for items you need to segregate. The dining room is a place you entertain guests, so it’s only normal that you do the best you can in maintaining the cleanliness and the nice atmosphere of the room. So you need to gather up the knick knacks in the room and look over them carefully. What should you keep or let go – you will be able to understand what you need to replace, completely get rid of, or maybe even revive. This will declutter your room with ease and maybe help you organise and style your room differently. It might even give you more ideas on how to revive your dining room!
- Completely empty the room. From the curtains to the rug, everything should be removed and placed somewhere else temporarily. This will be your time to fully clean the dining room without cutting corners and missing a few spots because of the furniture that blocked it. Make sure you start from the top to the bottom – this will ensure that you don’t go back and forth cleaning certain parts of the room. It’s your time to polish, dust off, and even repaint the scratched walls and accents.
- Install a floating shelf or drawers. Commonly, most dining rooms have these to store crockery and cutlery for guests, but there are some that does not have this – thus they have to travel to the kitchen back and forth. However, you have to make it smaller than what you imagined – it has to be small so you’re not tempted to fill it up. Besides, it also makes the dining room look more posh – so don’t be afraid and bring out the prettiest China you have!
- Limit your items. Do you really need 50 napkin rings? This is the perfect time to further minimise your items and discarding the things you no longer needed. It will give you a peace of mind if you see your drawers fully organised and clean even with the rush of entertaining guests.
- Decorate. But subtly and not over the top. Decorating your space gives you a fresh perspective in looking at your room – it will give you a better idea how you imagined inviting guests over. It will make you feel more confident and happier to invite guests over if you properly cleaned, organised, and decorated your room with subtle but beautiful decors.