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11. Firm: Mithun ShethDividers such as this open book case and curio shelf is a decorative yet practical way to delineate areas. You could leave some shelves bare to allow sight lines through it, which helps give the illusion of a bigger space.Discover ingenious ways a book rack can divide a space
You: Love the nightlifeYour table: Counter heightAnother trend in dining is elevated counter-height tables with surrounding stools for a casual loungelike feel at home. This is a fun setup for light entertaining and young households — imagine a tapas and wine-tasting night here.Read more:50 Very Formal, Very Gorgeous Dining Room DesignsClever Storage Spaces In Dining RoomsTell us:What’s your table style?
Don’t forget the “fifth wall”Deciding on a colour for the ceiling is just as important as your walls. Your eye is drawn to contrasts, so any significant changes in colour or texture are going to catch one’s attention. If you have low or sloping ceilings, painting all of the surfaces in the same colour will give the illusion of height, as you don’t immediately notice where the wall ends and the ceiling begins. Alternatively, go for a contrasting colour if you want to create a feature ceiling to highlight a stunning chandelier or an ornate ceiling rose.For those who are wedded to the tradition of painting your ceilings white, I’d recommend either a complementary off-white with similar undertones to your walls, or to go for one or two shades lighter than the walls for a softer, more tonal look. You’ll still achieve the classic “white ceiling” effect, but avoid the harsh tones of brilliant white.11 Chic Alternatives to False Ceilings
16. Filling up the empty space behind the dining area is a wooden console that serves a dual purpose – it is decorative and also offers ample storage.