When it comes to Austin remodeling, “modern” is relative. Some people go all out and create a sleek, angular home that looks like an architect’s pet project. Others only want to refresh the design of their home or bring a modern look into specific rooms. One area that most people tend to keep traditional is the dining room. So, if you’re looking into home remodeling Austin TX ideas that make your home stand out, add this to your to-do list when designing your dining room.
1. Use Shades as Neutrals
Tan and brown have dominated the neutral pallet in America for decades. You find these colors especially in apartment buildings and houses that are meant to have a wide appeal to renters and buyers. Shades provide a much better alternative without being polarizing. Shades include not just gray and black, but also white.
Use varying tones of each to create a mix-and-match pattern that adds a beautiful characteristic to any space. Focus on the furnishings, light fixtures, wall colors, and floors. If you have an open floor design, then either use the design to tie the space in with the rest of the area or to create some separation.
2. Add Artistic Pieces
For a more bold and striking appearance, consider adding pieces that bring new aesthetics into the dining space. Be sure to use pieces that follow the general color pallet of the room. For instance, a black and white photo or painting does well against the wall in a room that echoes various shades.
There are additional pieces that may add an artistic touch. If you have high ceilings, consider opting for large and unique light fixtures that extend down to the table. The table itself could be an artistic piece, as cantilevered furnishings are becoming more popular.
3. Create a Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are perhaps more common in hallways, living rooms, and offices. This is often how families display the photos they have taken together over the years, particularly when it comes to the accomplishments of the children or special memories. You can do the same in the dining room to make it feel like a personal space—even if no one in your home eats around the table anymore.
If you have artistic pieces to share, this might be a great spot to display them. As mentioned earlier, using art that matches the decor is a common choice. However, there are some people who have managed to use bright and colorful photos and paintings that match nothing else in the room yet add vibrant color and life.
4. Add Metallic Touches
There are many different types of modern looks. One that has taken off recently (and that is quite popular in New York) is the industrial look. This features metal finishes throughout the room.
Sometimes, this is built into the very architecture of the room itself. Other times, it is the furnishings that do the honor.
One piece of advice is to choose one or two metallic options and stick to that. Bringing every piece of metal into the room can begin to look busy and too structured. However, a touch of stainless steel, silver, bronze, and copper adds a whole new dimension.
5. Embrace the Living Room
Most modern spaces feature an open floor design. This meshes the kitchen with the dining room and the living room. When people first began to get accustomed to these spaces, they went above and beyond to create some separation of space. Homeowners are now throwing that old idea out the window.
Instead, why not bring the living room into the dining area? Installing an electric fireplace and a small chair at one corner or adding a wall of bookshelves can get people back into America’s deserted dining rooms again. Kids might use it for homework, or you might enjoy reading by the fireplace.
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