Having dinner in a dining room combined with a living room area is an ongoing trend nowadays, especially in lofts or condominiums with big rooms. However, sometimes this can be considered a curse and a blessing at the same time when you find that the ambiance of each room contrasts with that of the other. Therefore, we need to find some solutions to decorate rooms that have a living room combined with a dining area. Here are some tricks to help you solve this problem:
1- Decide a main theme for both areas then follow it. If you have decided to get a certain design of furniture for the dining room then you have to get a similar design for the living room. You cannot get – for example – contemporary furniture for your dining room and traditional furniture for your living room. Your team should have unity.
2- Use the colors of the furniture to your advantage. Make sure that the colors of your furniture complement each other in both areas. So choose a couch of a certain color to be a focal point then choose a sofa set and dining room chairs of softer shades of the same colors. This will make the area look as if you have ordered custom designed furniture that matches both areas.
3- The colors of your walls play a major role in matching or contrasting atmospheres. So make sure you choose a color that suits the design of both rooms or you will end up with a visual mess.
4- The same thing applies to accessories. So use the same type of curtains or blinds for the windows. Paintings too should not have strikingly different themes or they will draw looks to this flaw the moment anyone enters the room.
A living room combined with a dining room can be a wonderful thing to have, And if you have a wonderful thing you do not need anyone to tell you that you should cherish it and maintain it. So cherish your living and dining room combo and decorate it well.