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Make Your Dining Room an Every Day Room

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by April Force Pardoe 

Many folks find their dining room is an under used room. It’s often saved for formal occasions and holidays. I believe that you should use all of the rooms in your home so I have a few ideas to dress up your dining room so you may want to use it for dinner on Wednesday night as well as your holiday feast!

Use the Good China

Consider using your good china more often than on special occasions. Our beautiful pieces should be used not stored away. Make your china feel more relaxed by using simple tablecloths or placements and use a mixture of every day glasses and silverware.

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Change it Up

Update your dining room linens – including tablecloths, place mats, table runners and napkins. This is a great way to inject new color or style into your room. Use the color palette from adjoining rooms to help select your colors.

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Simple Centerpieces

Create a stunning, yet simple centerpiece for your table. Clusters of beautiful items create amazing centerpieces. Gather a large amount of vases, candles, greenery or silver. Use only one type of item, or mix them all. Group then down the center of your table, on a lovely table runner, and fill vases with fresh greens from your yard. Use one color candle to unify the display.

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dining room ideasApril Force Pardoe is interior designer and owner of AFP Interiors.

"What excites me about my work as an interior designer is the look of absolute delight that shows up on my clients’ faces when they see their finished rooms. Their ‘wow’ reaction lets me know that my listening skills and ability to envision what they could not see, has made a profound and happy impact that will last for years."

Find out more about AFP Interiors.

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