Rent Barstools in New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia 5 design ideas for an inviting dining roomWhether it’s a bit of gossip over coffee or an animated debate over dinner, the best dining rooms have staying power - here’s how to get it Focus your lightingAn overhead lamp above the table creates a warm ambience, while letting you see your food more clearly. Get a Buffet So you don’t have to keep running to the kitchen for dining essentials. Sit plants and decor on it to liven things up. Stick to a styleWhether sleek and modern, with glass and metal, or rustic and homely, with wood and upholstery, create a unifying theme. Expand with mirrorsAdd depth to the room with a large mirror that’ll make your room appear more spacious. It’s great for checking your teeth, too. Get a tableclothIn the old days, tablecloths screamed special occasion. Go retro and impress your guests with some sweet prints.