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Dining Rooms

Designing Dining Rooms

Dining rooms seem to be the one room in the house that goes in and out of fashion. When I was young, having a separate dining room was something special. Now the open plan dining area seems to be the fashion. I suppose it means that you can move the furniture around with much more ease. It is more difficult to change a dining room into a living room for example.

The dining room basically consists of a dining table and a quantity of chairs. Depending on the space available, a buffet, dresser or some sort of serving table is often included.

So how do you decorate a dining room? Phorm architecture and design of Australia has some beautiful home designs you can gather ideas from to design your dining room.  Some people love to have an area rug under the table to define the dining space, this works well when you have an open plan dining space, others love the in fashion at present elaborate chandelier at the center of the table or others more subtle pendant lighting.

Whatever type of dining room you have we will provide you with ideas on how to decorate it, and later we will follow up with general table settings and seasonal table settings.

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About the Author – Lee Brown

Lee Brown is the co founder of, she has worked in the Interior Design Industry for over 23 years, specializing in commercial, hospitality, high end architectural homes and retail design. Over the past 13 years Lee and Chris Brown have been collating their wealth of design knowledge to provide free interior decorating education to the world. Make sure you register for your free ecourse today. Free Interior Decorating eCourse