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Dining Rooms: Designing for Your Emotional Well-Being
I read an interior design book last night. Since I can't recommend it to you, I won't reveal the name. What I saw was a group of photographs asking the reader to choose her favorite dining room. After studying the rooms carefully, I decided that not one room presented good design for eating and conversing!
Several of the dining rooms used wallpaper in bold patterns that compete with nonexistent diners. Most of these rooms offered uncomfortable seating, either too big for intimate conversation or too little for personal comfort. The "cozy" dining rooms were cluttered with too many accessories; the "formal" and "elegant" rooms were too stiff and cold. This is how I labeled the dining rooms:
1. Cluttered Country
If you want to makeover your dining room for good conversations and dining pleasure, here are a few new interior design tips from Design Psychology strategies:
1. Focus on how you and your dining partners will look in the space. Don't overdo the accessories.
Make your guests and family feel honored with a dining room designed to support conversations and enjoy eating your shared dinners.
Copyright (c) 2004 by Jeanette J. Fisher
Professor Jeanette Fisher, author of Doghouse to Dollhouse for Dollars, Joy to the Home, and other books teaches Real Estate Investing and Design Psychology. For more articles, tips, reports, newsletters, and sales flyer template, see http://www.doghousetodollhousefordollars.com/pages/5/index.htm
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