Dining Room Delight: Set the Perfect Table

Dining Room Delight: Set the Perfect Table

Everyone recognizes the role of the dining table in family gatherings and special occasions. Whether you have a designated dining space in an open concept layout or a separate dining room, gathering around the table means togetherness and shared memories.

How to create the perfect environment for those perfect occasions? Call on Mint Julep style to enhance your home’s dining space.

Step 1: Selecting the Dining Table

Still trying to make that hand-me-down table from Aunt Betty work? Or maybe the table the kids grew up with is showing its age and wear. It may be time for a reset! When you’re ready to own a table for your “now” life, base your table selection on:

  • the size and shape of your room. Fit the table to the space: a smaller room might benefit from a round table. No corners to bang your hip on, and–bonus–you can always pull up one more chair to a round table. And round tables do double duty for game night, as well. A larger room or space could accommodate a longer rectangular table. Consider the size of your room and the number you typically want to seat, then pick your table accordingly. 
  • the style of your home and your lifestyle. Do you lean more casual? Do you really enjoy a formal dinner party? You’ll find a myriad of style, material and finish options within the Mint Julep aesthetic, from pedestal bae to trestle to traditional leg.

Step 2: Chairs and Seating

Gone are the days of a “dining room suite” with carefully matched table and chairs. You have options!

  • Get the designer look by mixing, not matching, your dining chairs and table. Casual chairs with a formal table? Yes. Elegant chairs with a farmhouse table? Why not?
  • For a cohesive look, chair upholstery and materials should complement the dining table. Maybe a lighter color of the same wood. Maybe painted chairs with a stained-wood table. Try host chairs and side chairs in different but compatible styles. Possibly a wood or upholstered bench could work for your family’s dining space.

Step 3: Lighting

The right lighting is essential to set the mood for your dining experience. 

  • Make your table the star of the show. Highlight your dining table and set the mood by replacing any single ceiling-mount fixture (we’re looking at you, boob light!) with a drop fixture over the table. Likewise, change out a builder-grade fixture with one YOU choose to express your style. Whether traditional or modern, farmhouse or industrial, The Mint Julep’s collection of chandeliers, pendants, and ambient lighting will bring your dining vision to life.
  • Hang your fixture between 30 and 36 inches above your dining table.

Step 4: Decorative Accents

The fun is just beginning! Once your table, seating and lighting are in place, enhance the setting with 

  • wall art that brings out your style and color palette
  • centerpieces (choose from The Mint Julep’s wide array of vases, florals, lanterns, greenery,  and sculpture to complete your look. We offer custom florals, as well.)
  • seasonal and thematic decor to suit the calendar or the occasion.

Step 5: Table Setting

Finish out your beautiful table with stylish settings. Save the paper goods for the backyard barbecue–make family and guests know how special they are by serving them on your pretty dishes! Incorporate striking Mint Julep elements such as 

When you have the perfect dining table and chairs, harmonious lighting and lovely decorative accessories, you’re on your way to your dream dining experience. And The Mint Julep aesthetic can help you bring it home! Stop by our Ridge Road location in Rockwall where our friendly and talented associates are ready to assist you. Or shop https://mintjulepdecor.com/ 24/7 for dreamy dining tables and All The Things!

Remember, The Mint Julep offers Design Services

Want to show off your Mint Julep dining room redo? Email your story and photos to calise@mintjulepdecor.com and your dream dining room may be featured on Facebook or Instagram!

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