Although your table and chairs may be the focal point of your dining room, you can still add style to your space with functional accent pieces. There are chic and funky options available at all price points. Here are some suggestions for great accent pieces for your dining room.
You may find one of these accent shelving pieces at furniture stores or for purchase online. If you enjoy building furniture, HGTV.com provides directions on how to create a buffet using an old table. Whether you build or buy, you can have a fashionable buffet piece that allows you to store your China, silverware or table linens. The top of your buffet is also a nice setting or family photos or other keepsakes.
Store your bottles in style with a wine rack in your dining room. You could either build one into the wall or purchase one that resembles a cabinet. Available in many shapes, sizes and price points, it's easy to find a wine rack that fits into your room while adding to the aesthetic. Make sure your wine rack is not accessible to your children or any underage guests.
If your dining room has wood floors, a rug can add color and texture to your room. You could select a solid hue or patterned piece to be placed under your table and chairs. Measure the size of your room as well as your table before purchase a rug.
Don't just think of lighting options as a way to illuminate your dining room, use selecting a chandelier, fixture or lamps as an opportunity to add to the design of the room. A chandelier is usually a pricier option but can be very elegant and dramatic. You could also make your dining room look more modern with a more budget friendly sleek fixture.
There are many great accent pieces available for your dining room that will help you to create your ideal space for entertaining at home.