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Dining Rooms with Tin Ceilings & Wainscoting

Unlike a kitchen or living room, which often serves multiple purposes, your dining room is solely about eating and entertaining so make it exceptional for doing so. If you have a kitchen island or table where casual meals take place, you have more room to distinguish between a special occasion space and everyday dining. Whether you decide your dining room is more useable or just for show, the first consideration should be how much seating you need based on whom and how often you anticipate hosting dinner galas. Invest in oversized, comfortable chairs that encourage hanging out for a while, mixing and mingling over drinks long into the evening.

Whether your taste is traditional or modern, tin patterns and colors can be used in combination to express a wide range of styles. Darker tones are encouraged to create a sense of intimacy, while earthy colors and a mix of textures create an approachable vibe. One truly elegant look is to create an alcove with tin that accents a dramatic hanging chandelier or ceiling medallion. A wall often needs to be brought forward to emphasize the drop. You can use any of our installation types (Snap Lock™, Nail-Up or Drop-In), depending whether your ceiling is made out of drywall, popcorn, wood, or a suspended grid. Tall, curved, ornate plaster alcoves also create unique touches, reminiscent of the classical architecture from various historical periods.

Another interesting use of tin is to hang one floating tile attached to a light fixture, which is a good way to break up the space in an open floor plan, perfect for separating a kitchen and attached dining room. This “great room” concept requires creativity in furniture placement and a general understanding of spatial design principles to create intimacy without overcrowding. Ceilings and wainscoting are a great way to distinguish the spaces.