September 05, 2012
One of the finest pleasures of being a homeowner is hosting a dinner party. Whether you send out a casual invite on Facebook, or design your own on cardstock and mail them out, it's a blast to play host. From assembling the menu to seating charts, you'll be sure to have every corner covered. But what about your décor?
While you shouldn't go out of your way to renovate your whole home just for a party, it is a prime opportunity to give your dining room a little extra injection of style. Why not start with brand new hardwood flooring? Anderson Hardwood Floors' Brevard collection may be just what you're looking for. Combining lasting durability with a sophisticated and elegant style, the Brevard collection is at the very peak of flooring design. These engineered maple planks are produced with half the timber of regular wood flooring and finished with Luster Lock® Ultra to make each board more resistant to accidents and everyday wear and tear.
While your floors may be the major dinner party renovation - and one everybody is sure to notice - there are plenty of other fine touches you can add to bring your dining room into its own. Consider a few of these suggestions. 1. Go big with a mural or large-scale wall painting. Give your guests a taste of the sublime with a large wall mural or painting. Murals are a great way to give your wall a unique sense of variety and can even expand a room's sense of space. 2. Bring in some flora. Want to improve air quality with your décor? Bring in a variety of plants, whether it's a vase of wildflowers resting quietly on the sideboard or a hanging fern in one corner. Go exotic or shop locally, whichever aesthetic suits you best! 3. Charm them with your lighting. Be sure your food and guests benefit from flattering lighting. Don't use harsh overhead fixtures, but rather light the room with the multiple arms of a chandelier, wall sconces or even a series of tall candles on the tabletop. 4. Get yourself a beautiful vintage sideboard. To give your dining room a dash of the functional and cozy, find a vintage wood sideboard. Not only will it look fantastic with your new floors, it means that at least part of your meal can be served buffet style, which means you, as host, get a moment off your feet!