There are times when you’re entertaining at home when a large dining furniture table is just what you need. Then there are times when an intimate and cozy setting for just a few close friends or that special someone is more what you’re looking for.
Here are a few quick tips to help create an intimate dining experience at home, especially with a few dining room pieces from the Rhapsody Collection by Hooker Furniture.
One thing that can make a memorable intimate dining experience is the physical closeness of people around the table. Speaking across the length of a full sized dining table doesn’t do much to create a personal and warm feeling.
A smaller dining table, like the one below from the Rhapsody round pedestal dining table, allows you and your guests to be close enough so that no one will feel left out. Being seated around a smaller dining table, especially a round one, allows everyone to participate in the conversation and to have a “connected” feeling.
Lighting is also important in creating the mood for a cozy dining experience. Light can be used to set the mood for your gathering. If you are having lunch, try to use as much natural light as you can. If it’s bright outside, the sunlight will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Use drapes to change the amount and quality of the light to fit the mood you are trying to create.
For an evening gathering, you can focus on creating a mood with limiting the amount of light. Try turning off or dining the overhead lights and use lamps and candlelight instead. You can use colored shades to alter the feel of the room.
Seating can also help set the mood. Not just the look of the dining chair, but also how it feels. Take a look at the Insignia arm and side chairs from the Rhapsody Collection.
The insignia design adds an elegant touch and the cushioned seat provides comfort. that invites you and your guests to linger and relax. Of course you could always use pillows or accessory cushions. Even draping sheets or fabric is a great idea and an easy way to create the look you want.
It doesn’t take much to set the proper mood for a cozy dining experience. A little lighting and the right dinning furniture can make the perfect intimate dining experience.
Another great article Kim! The furniture pieces featured in this article can be purchased at Sacksteder’s Interiors. Contact one of our two locations today for information.
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