Things to Know Before You Furnish a Dining Room

We all know that a dining room needs a table and chairs. But what kind of a table and which chairs? What else might be needed in your dining room? A china cabinet? Sideboards? Serving carts? Or some other kind of storage, because your dining room also doubles as your home office?

Before You Buy Dining Room Furniture

Before you buy any dining room furniture, take some time to consider these questions:

What kind of space do you have? Is it a dining room or a dining area?

If you are furnishing a dining room how often do you use it? How will you use your dining room? Is it just a room for dining or will it be a multi-purpose room? Will small children be using it?

What’s your decorating style?

Your Dining Room Size

How big is your dining room? Do you have a large space at your disposal? A cavernous room with a small table will look cold and empty, while a top small space with a large table and chairs will seem unpleasantly crowded. Always measure your room before buying furniture, and remember to leave enough room around your furniture to move easily.

If it is a fairly large room, you may want to consider including other pieces furniture such as screens, sideboards or china cabinets. If you want to downplay the size you may also want to use heavy drapes or large rugs. Wider,bigger,or upholstered chairs or chairs with arms maybe used.

How Do You Use Your Dining Room

Before you begin furnishing your dining room, determine how you would normally use it. Will it be used every day,  or only once in a while to entertain?

A seldom used room can be furnished with high maintenance finishes and fabrics while a dining room that is used every day should be more functional. Look for sturdy and easy to clean furniture surfaces if young children will be eating there.

If you use your dining room to work, read and converse, consider comfortable chairs.

Do small children use it? Consider hardy finishes, and fabrics that can be cleaned easily.

For a seldom used dining room, you may even consider designating some other purpose to it more suited to how you live. Its just a dining room only if you say so.

How to Decorate Your Dining Room

Now that you have figured out the best way to use your dining room according to your needs and the amount of room you have, decorating it should be easy. It is about functionality and your personal preferences.

If you have a small space, see more about furnishing a small dining room here. For a large dining room, you may want to visually divide the large area into small ones with the help of rug and screens. You can also buy furniture that is large in scale. Heavy drapes, and paint color may also help. The idea is not to make the place seem small, but cozy and inviting.

Open up a smaller space by using colors that provide a background that makes your space look bigger. Do not clutter it with unnecessary decor, but mirrors or other reflective surfaces might be helpful.



Post time: Aug-03-2017


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