How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room


To have one the only dining room which will provoke intrigue and spark conversation between guests can be an easy job if you want it to, and if you know what you want from the dining room. First of all, it is very important to create a unique space that will reflect your true personality and lifestyle, so whether it’s through striking colors, furniture, or artwork, the room must be your reincarnation. Not to mention that the most important part is that the space is well designed, and because we are on this subject, we find some opinions from the designer couple who balance between functional and creative design when designing this unique dining room.

Here are some of their suggestions!

1. Determine the Function of the Room

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

Before even starting to design space, it is very important to know and understand the function it will serve. Will this dining room be used for a formal dinner party or casual meeting? How much seating is needed and will space promote intimate or large group conversations? So many questions, so many answers. So, after you find the answer to this question, according to Giselle Loor Sugerman from B + G Design, you can start your space planning and officially start choosing materials and pieces.

2. Ensure Personal and Intimate Settings

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

Marina Mizruh from Interior Chimera said that it could be a challenge in open concept homes to ensure a private and intimate setting without compromising style. Here in this photo, we can see that we have used a floating screen in a very creative way so that they can separate the dining room from the rest of the house.

3. Create a Conversation Beginner

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

If you want to design a dining room that invites and promotes conversation among guests, you should consider everything that will trigger that great conversation, for example, unique wallpapers, thick artwork, or special furniture. The most important thing is that the uniqueness of the room comes in part from how we handle the beautiful ceiling. So consider adding textures, and colors to the room, or panels on the ceiling like you did in the photography above.

4. Find the Right Lighting

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

Great lighting unites the room, and that is why it is very important whether the room will have a dramatic chandelier, with a geometric glass pendant that echoes the shape of the room, or it will have a different approach.

5. Mix & Match

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

To give your space a creative touch and a healthy style, you have to mix and match lighting, furniture, or artwork. And guess what? Mismatched furniture makes everything better because it is less expected and creates interest especially when the pattern is very different. Here, we can see zebra print chairs that contrast with six neutral dining chairs.

6. Custom Furniture Shopping

How to Design an Inviting Room in Your Storytelling Dining Room

When you want to use special furniture, make sure your space is not like the others. For the dining room to stand out, you need to choose a unique table or unique chair, as in the photo above, a custom wooden table and a direct-edge that are the focal point of the space. This provides a contrast that unites both of their styles and really makes the work feel unique to the home.