Aside from the dining table, an overlooked aspect of the dining room is the lighting. Unless you like eating in the dark, planning your dining room's lighting scheme can make a massive difference to the feel of the space, as well as its functionality.
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"While the essence of this dining room is the dining table and chairs, which should be comfortable and practical, there should be a right-sized chandelier or pendant lights on the ceiling and a piece of artwork displayed on the wall," advises Edward.
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Adding on to Edward's point, Sally also recommends investing in great lighting components such as pendants, walls sconces and floor lamps. "Depending on the layout and size of the room, I like to incorporate sculptural pendants as a statement piece to add a focal point," she specifies. "Giopato & Coombes offers a stunning range of fixtures with clean, contemporary designs and Italian craftsmanship. Many of their products can also be tailored to specific needs of an interior space."
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Accompanying the dining table, dining chairs also play an equally important role in defining the sense of the dining room. "Upholstered armchairs are the best for comfort and elegance, especially if you do a lot of entertaining," says Sally. "Traditional dining room materials like velvet upholstery and strong weaves are still featured prominently for their durability and timelessness."
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