The dining room is a little bit apart in the house, especially when it is closed. It is a living room but it is only alive for a few hours in the day – when you eat there. The decoration of this room is often neutral, pleasant, and friendly. Nevertheless, it is possible to think outside the box and opt for a much more assertive decoration. One of the possibilities is the Arty style. Colorful, full of life and history, this kind of atmosphere will bring life to your dining room even if you are not there all day.
COLOR – BLOCKS AND CONTRASTS IN THE DINING ROOM
In the Arty style, color has a special meaning. We will find white – sometimes – and that’s about all as far as neutrals are concerned. White, for example, will recall the immaculate walls of art galleries. White is great when you have framed posters, with warm colors, organic and abstract designs. It’s a gentler way to bring Arty style into your dining room.
Often the color is bright or at least strong. It is used in large quantities which gives a feeling of blocks. It is very pretty on paper. In reality, it is more complicated to implement when you have a classic room of 2m 80 under the ceiling with little light. Light brings color to life. It makes excess color in a room more acceptable.
The color in an Arty dining room will also allow contrasts. Here, it is not the black and white contrast that we all know. These are more colorful contrasts: orange and green, purple and green, purple and yellow, blue and yellow… A wall of one color with a piece of furniture of another. The furniture and in particular the chairs around the dining room are colored. Velvet for example will bring a refined touch to this set of colors.
In addition to originality and color, in an Arty dining room, there is vintage. And by vintage, we don’t just mean pieces of furniture from different eras that mix. We’re also going to have vintage decorative elements. Paintings, works of art, decorative accessories such as vases, lights… Different eras are juxtaposed to normally create a harmonious decor.
DECORATIVE INSPIRATION FOR AN ARTY DINING ROOM: