One of our favorite spots in the home for wine storage is the dining room. Why so? Well, first off, just imagine the level of convenience you get when it comes to accessing your wine bottles. Anytime you need to pour a glass or two, your favorites will just be at an arm’s reach. Secondly, what better way is there to spice up your dining area than with an elegant racking arrangement? Even a simple meal will always feel special with the ambiance created by the presence of wine bottles. And there are a number of ways you can accomplish this! We’ve put together some fun tips on designing a dining room wine storage. You can make any space, even a compact one, truly your own:
These photos were sent by clients how have completed their own dining room wine storage. We’re going to take a leaf out of some of the style concepts incorporated here. The first one would be the racking assembly itself. Our clients chose to go with custom racking units for this project. This is a clever tip, particularly for those with limited space in their dining area. Custom racking will allow you to really maximize the available space. Notice in the photos that the racks tuck nicely into the walls in a seamless manner. Quarter Round Shelves were added on both ends to give the arrangement a finished look. The shelves also provide an opportunity for the clients to showcase some of their best labels.
The next thing to consider would be the wood, stain and finish options of the racks. You’d want your wine storage to complement the style and decor of your dining room. If you want to create a contrasting look, that’s also entirely up to you. What is important is that there should be balance and symmetry in the colors, textures, and overall theme. You wouldn’t want the end result to be bland or overpowering, or worse, tacky. As an example, check out the clients’ choices: beautiful Premium Redwood for the wood option and unstained. Since the interior of the dining area featured light colored walls, flooring and ceiling, this was a smart move. The unstained racks worked well with the wooden flooring and the darker-hued furniture.
Last but not the least, choose accessories that will highlight your racking assembly. You want the wine bottles to be the focal point of the dining area. Per the photos, you can see that the clients picks were quite tasteful. We love the matching wine barrel accent tables, bar stools, and subdued paintings. ^_^