RL Tips: Accessorizing your Dining Area

Create a stylish dining room with these tips


A space where stories and good food are shared --- the dining area is one of the most frequented place in a home. Make it more inviting with these tips from design consultant Grace Moslares.

Interview by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article in the April 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Take note of these handy hints:

Mirrors can be great for the dining area as it can create an illusion of space.

You may use table runners to add color to the area. To have a more personal look, you can use your own choice of fabric. Table runners can also moonlight as placemats when placed across dining chairs.

Display your collection of plates, ceramics, and other knickknacks on a buffet table or a china cabinet.

Styling Trick: Create a focal point.

When your dining table isn't set, you can still make it pretty by placing eye-catching details that can serve as your focal point. In this dining setup, the eye is drawn to the candelabra, vase, and fresh fruits at the center of the table. The table runner serves as an accent.


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