Modern formal dining room sets – Many believe the formal dining room is a relic of the past. New homes built without them. The large room is more popular and casual dining is the trend. The only place that is not the case in large, wealthy homes, where much of the fun happens. In these homes the dining room is critical and usually a place to highlight the exciting interior. The key to designing a formal dining room is to maintain formality, without looking dated or stuffy.
Current trends are for modern formal dining room sets to be painted in rich jewel tones. If it is too dark for the room, install a chair rail and paint the chair rail and everything under the white and everything above it in the jewel tone. Another great idea is to use either gold or silver leaf ceiling. If it seems overwhelming, putting a medallion and gold or silver leaf only in that part of the medallion. Other popular options for a formal dining room includes: high-end wood paneling and hand-painted murals. If you choose wallpaper, be careful because it is easy to see it. Select historical subjects or an oriental mural design.
Modern formal dining room sets needs a chandelier. Regardless of the size of the dining room and the height of the ceiling, there is a chandelier, which can work for you. Chandeliers are the most traditional, but the brass that can work just as well. Add lampshades for lamps to brighten the brass ones. Put a dimmer on the chandelier for romantic dinners. Also consider adding recessed spotlights to add to the overall lighting in the rest of the room.