This is a very important room. We use it for family gatherings and to nourish our bodies. Often it becomes a catchall room – we pile bills and’ to do’ paperwork on the table, store returns or donations in the corner. If you do not use the room for dining, transpose it into a room that you will use. If you do utilize the dining room, first make sure it is usable and neat. Clutter is an energy drain. The decor should be consistent with the rest of your home. If your style is relaxed- don’t have an overly formal dining room. Make sure your table is the right size. Too large a table will make the space cramped and diners will feel trapped; too small and they will feel lost. Rich hues are generally found in dining spaces and those in the red family are popular as they stimulate the appetite. Window treatments are important; dining rooms tend to have wood furniture with little upholstery. It is vital to add ‘soft’ elements such as fabric window dressings, a rug and plants. Don’t forget reflective surfaces; a mirror, crystal, metal sconces. Each element add light to the space.