Sharing a meal with friends and loved ones, thereâ€™s nothing like it. Thereâ€™s many benefits to connecting while breaking bread. For one, you get to enjoy some delicious food – either home-cooked or ordered in. But you also get to catch up with your friends and family and enjoy some pleasant conversation and jokes.
Yet all that can seem sub-par if your dining room isnâ€™t up to scratch. So, letâ€™s spend some time exploring how you can dine debonair, and add a touch of class to your dining room.
The Most Important Thing
The most important thing you need to successfully host a stellar dinner or an unforgettable luncheon is a good, solid dining table. Youâ€™re not going to be able to get away with a fold-out camping table thatâ€™s for sure, so itâ€™s lucky that there is an abundance of stylish dining tables in Melbourne.
You need something that just speaks to your elegance, class and style. A good, hardwood polished timber is the way to go if youâ€™re after that classic vibe. For those after a more modern aesthetic, consider polished steel or even polished concrete.
For those wanting to emulate the feasts of the Romans and Greeks you could even opt for polished marble or granite. While weâ€™re on the topic of furnitureâ€¦
The Importance of Sitting
Dining room chairs are almost as important as your dining room table. While some chairs come in sets with tables you can choose to purchase the chairs separately. This option has some benefits as you can choose a set of chairs that either complements your table by matching it closely (for example brown on brown or black on black) or a set of chairs that completely contrasts against your table. Both make an impression, so itâ€™s a matter of what impression youâ€™re looking to make.
Atmosphere and Ambience
You absolutely cannot forget to add a touch of atmosphere and ambience to your dining space. You can go about this in a number of ways. One easy way to do this is to hang a few pieces of tasteful artwork in strategic locations. A well-placed piece of art or two will catch your guestsâ€™ eyes and prompt some conversation about the merits of impressionism versus cubism.
Another easy way to add some class to your dining space is by lighting. To create some serious mood you can turn off all the lights and enjoy a candlelit dinner. This may be just the ticket if youâ€™re single, ready to mingle and are planning on wooing your guest over dinner. If your meal is a more platonic affair, consider lamps or dimming the overhead lights.
Finally, you canâ€™t go past some soft music to set the mood. Again, if romance is your plan then aim for some smooth tunes to make your intentions clear. If youâ€™re entertaining friends or family then some soft jazz, blues or dub will do the trick.
The trick is not to crank it up. You want to be able to enjoy the conversation while the music provides some background vibes.
Enjoy Your Meal!
There we have it.
To set the scene, make sure that your dining table is the true center piece of your dining room. Contrast or complement your table with a brilliant set of dining chairs. Finally, set the mood correctly with a smart choice of artwork, lighting and music.
And most importantly, be a good host and youâ€™ll ensure that your guests will look forward to dining with you time and time again.
Also, try not to order Menulog and pass it off as your own cooking! Everyone likes takeout, so be honest about it.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powersÂ of Self-Acceptance,Â Appreciation, and PersonalÂ Achievement.Â We ask that every contributor and expert answerÂ Â the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with theÂ current article they have written.Â In that way, and as a team, we hope toÂ encourageÂ and motivateÂ each other, thus inspiringÂ you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally?Â Additionally, what are youÂ still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
That not all will enjoy my writing.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally?Â On the other handÂ OR in contrast,Â are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working onÂ appreciating?
I appreciate my ability to be creative.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell usÂ not onlyÂ what makes YOU most proudÂ but alsoÂ share theÂ goals and dreams that you still have.
Proud to have a career in writing
4.Â Of course, weÂ all have imperfections,Â orÂ so we think.Â In truth,Â we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?Â Likewise,Â what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
I guess manyâ€¦my sense of humorâ€¦.
5. â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you toÂ appreciate and expressÂ all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU!Â In fact, sharingÂ what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!)Â Therefore,Â Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I love my writing and family.