Creating a moody dining room can be a lot of fun. There’s nothing like creating a space that has a bar-like feel about it. It lets you relax, unwind and just enjoy yourself.
But what does it actually take to create a moody interior that reflects your emotions. Let’s take a look.
Choose Colors Wisely
When it comes to setting the mood in a room. Nothing is more important than color. Get it right, and you can bring immense emotionality to a space.
What feels great to you, though, is very much a matter of personal opinion. Many people love incorporating the color red into their dining ro0om spaces because of the associations they have with it. But you don’t have to go down this route if you don’t want to. There are plenty of other mood-inducing colors available that can have a profound effect on your psyche.
Please note that when it comes to colors, there’s no need to go over the top. Simple, neutral tones often work best. However, you want something that feels a little warm and sensual. Less than than may leave you wanting.
Add Eclectic Elements
Minimalism is all the rage right now. But while the movement has its merits, it isn’t very good at combining eclectic elements to create a home-away-from-home vibe.
Moody dining rooms, however, take design liberties, prioritizing the physical comfort of a room above other factors, such as fitting in with the rest of the house.
Get The Lighting Just Right
Creating an incredible mood in your home also requires getting the lighting right. Doing this well sets the tone for the evening and can even help your guests to relax.
What does great lighting in a dining room look like? It’s pretty simple really: lighting that diverts from what people expect.
Most high end dining rooms with marble top dining tables place lights above to illuminate the food. But lighting people from the top isn’t particularly flattering and can cause shadows to fall on the face, making them look older.
The best approach here is to install multiple light sources and use diffusers where possible. Even better, if you have the space, use recessed lighting. This option allows you to bounce light around the room first before it hits anyone’s face.
Adapt Your Dining Room For General Living As Well
We often have a strict idea in our heads that the dining room is purely for eating. But families find all kinds of other uses for it, from playing board games to housing their indoor shrubs. Thus, creating a mood dining room is all about imbuing it with a secondary purpose – even if that’s just to use the space to have fun.
If you’re a renter and can’t make alterations to the paint color or the fittings, you can still create a moody space by adding patterns. Adding a cushion here or a throw rug there can make all the difference in the world to how the space appears.
So, which of these pro methods will you use to create a moody dining room interior?