New Homes Raleigh NC
Top Trends, Styles, and Ideas for Your New Home
If you're adding decorative touches to at least one room in your new home, consider the place where you meet to eat: the formal dining room.
A formal dining room often sets the tone for the rest of the home, as the place your family, friends and special guests gather for a while to relax while they eat.
It is also nearly always located very prominently near the front entrance of your new home, where your special touches will be noticed right away.
Archway entrances to the formal dining room emphasize sweeping lines and open space, setting the dining room apart as a separate entertaining area.
Multiple color treatments and an unusual darker accent for the crown moulding and baseboard give the dining area a luxurious feel.
Picture frame wainscoating adds more depth and formal appeal, when it uses a deeper tone in the same color range.
The arch theme works especially well when it is carried from the front entrance to the formal dining room.
Chair rail adds another layer of contrast that blends the color scheme.
The paint tones work well with the site finished hardwood flooring.
Dramatic lighting, a multi-dimensional tray ceiling, and lots of openings accent this formal dining room.
The built in Butler's Pantry in painted, glazed maple offers plenty of storage space for china and crystal ware, with a display area above.
A cut out window in your new home adds more spaciousness through natural light, drawing further attention to the dining room.
Grecian pillars add elegance and dimension. Different designs change the dining room's personality. This one features cherry wood inlay at the bottom of the pillars, for a bolder setting.
This dining room features a simple crown moulding, two tone color scheme with dark red contrast, and picture frame wainscoating.
A trey ceiling would add additional depth and complexity.
A well planned dining room can even accomodate for furniture, such as an heirloom dining room chest or a fabulous china hutch you'd like to set apart.
Your builder can add a furniture niche, with angles that really set apart crown moulding and wainscoating.
Even if the rest of your new home is painted neutral, your dining room can be the one spark of color that stands out - even if it's just a darker neutral.
Take advantage of all the possibilities for your dining room in your new home. You may be surprised at how much you can do, without a lot of cost.
Before you build, tour homes and take photos of your favorite ideas.
Bring them to your builder along with pictures from magazines or websites, when you talk about your floor plan.
A good builder can help you plan a perfect dining room that fits your entertaining style and budget, with details that will make your new home a very special place - beginning with your dining room.
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