Along with the kitchen, the dining room is the living space most often used for meals and conviviality. It is certainly one of the most frequently used spaces, and should therefore be designed with a view to several functional, aesthetic and social aspects including the size of the room, windows and natural lighting, the choice of materials and furnishings and the visual or physical connection with other rooms in the house.
Proximity to the kitchen
The dining room is usually next to the kitchen, to make serving meals easier. In some cases, the two rooms merge to form a single large living area.
As we have seen in previous articles, furnishings will vary according to the style of the house, but depend above all on
the needs of users, which have changed considerably in recent years. Nowadays, in fact, more and more homes have open-plan spaces connected by the use of certain materials and the arrangement of various design elements. This means you can opt for a classic, modern or rustic style – or a combination of these – but make sure the result is harmonious.
There are some interesting solutions that can create a sense of dialogue and harmony between the two spaces by means of glass partitions or openings that allow nearby spaces to be seen. To create this continuous flow, it is important to use similar materials (aesthetic echoes) in both rooms: for example, the same floor or surfaces.
What furnishings should be considered? Looking for real comfort
All the furniture in the dining room must therefore meet the criteria of comfort and liveability. Rugs, lighting, furniture and decorative features should be carefully chosen to create a pleasant and functional atmosphere that encourages socialising and makes mealtimes a relaxing experience.
Among those listed, the dining table is undoubtedly the focal point of the entire room. Depending on the space available, there’s a choice of size and shape (round, rectangular, square), but above all, surface. The same can be said of the multi-functional island, located in the centre of the kitchen, in relation to the dining table and other surfaces.
To this end, Stone Italiana offers a wide range of solutions. The innovative material Cosmolite® is the ideal choice, because it perfectly combines all the elegance and beauty of an exclusively designed product with exceptional technical and functional properties (hygiene, resistance to impacts and stains), ideal for a surface that’s in constant use yet encapsulates the home.
What colours for surfaces?
As we have seen, the choice of materials for surfaces in the dining room is crucial to the whole project, because it can influence the mood and consequently the liveability of the entire home. For a more minimalist dining room with an emphasis on space and brightness, there are the neutral shades Cristal white_CMT, Virgo_CMT, Base_CMT, Pitti_CMT from the CMT_ESSENTIAL collection.
For a bolder look, Stone Italiana offers an original range of dark shades. These include the stunning Starblack and Stargrey from the K-STAR collection , the intense black of Black Juno and the grey of Titanium Grey from the VENTANTIS collection.
Finding the right solution for your dining room requires meticulous attention to the comfort and functionality of materials used for the surfaces. This has multiple benefits in terms of both aesthetics and liveability. Stone Italiana cares deeply about the needs of its customers, offering a wide choice of solutions to suit every project.
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