Posted on 05/14/2012
While much of your focus will soon drift to your deck and patio as the mercury rises, the summer is also a good time to rejuvenate the look of your indoor gathering spaces. You never know when rain could ruin your party plans, so it's vital to have a backup. HGTV has a few helpful suggestions to give your dining room a fresh seasonal aesthetic, as well as add a few lasting improvements.
1. Look into new flooring. Before you start incorporating a few decorative accents, the main features in your dining room may need some work. If you've been considering new hardwood or stone floors, pairing them with radiant heating may be a great step for your home's overall utility. Radiant floor heating can create a comfortable environment at any time of the year and can help you create a greener household. Best of all, it can also be installed with many popular floor coverings like laminates, carpet, hardwood, stone and many more.
2. Update your seat cushions. If your dining room furniture has outdated seat covers, this can be a wonderful chance for you to revamp the look of your space. The news source suggests investing in a versatile neutral fabric and covering the top of the existing cushion. Giving the room a new pattern to work with can give you a chance to incorporate matching window valances, table linens and other pops of streamlined color.
3. A seasonal centerpiece. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your dining room for summer is by arranging a series of seasonal accents on a serving tray or large piece of dishware. MarthaStewart.com suggests a series of fresh-cut flowers, seashells and other decorative additions. If you'd like to go for a bit of ambiance, a clear bowl with a series of colorful floating candles can be a dazzling focal point for your dining table.
When you're approaching your spring and summer home decorating projects, make sure that your dining room is at the top of your list. While it may not always be in use, it can be an eye-catching expression of your sense of style that can lay the interior design groundwork of your entire home.
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