When it comes to furnishing your dining room, there are three things to keep in mind: functionality, style, and comfort. Any furniture you choose will have to meet all three criteria or it won’t be worth the time and money you invest in it. Take the time to consider your options carefully and you’ll be satisfied with your dining room forever!
The dining room can be a beautiful and inviting place where friends and family gather together to celebrate special occasions, but if the right pieces aren’t chosen it can look bland and unappealing. The furniture you choose will depend largely on the size of your dining room, but there are other factors to consider as well, like how much space you have and what kind of style you prefer.
We’ll go over the main considerations you should make when choosing dining room furniture so that you can get exactly what you want without breaking the bank!
Size of the Dining Table
Before you buy a dining table, it’s important to think about how many people you plan on inviting over for dinner. If you host big gatherings or large holiday dinners with extended family, then it’s important to choose a sturdy, spacious table that can seat everyone in comfort.
On the other hand, if you live alone or just don’t entertain much, then choosing a smaller table might be best—especially if space is limited. As a general rule of thumb, your table should have at least 72 inches of surface area if you have six guests or fewer and 96 inches if you have eight guests or more.
The Shape of the Dining Table
Consider a shape that complements your room’s architecture. Square and rectangular tables are generally better suited for rooms with traditional architecture, while round tables work well in more contemporary or retro settings. If you have a long, narrow dining room, consider a table with extensions that can grow as needed to accommodate larger parties.
Choosing the Material
The material of your dining table and chairs plays a large role in determining its durability. It also has an effect on its visual appeal. You can choose from wood, metal, glass, marble, or ceramic for your dining furniture. For example, wooden tables require little maintenance and you can easily clean them by wiping them with a soft cloth when necessary.
On the other hand, if you have kids at home then it is best to go for metal or glass as they are hardy and easy to clean.
Choosing the Style
First, you’ll need to decide what type of dining table you want to purchase. This is entirely a matter of preference; however, consider which pieces are going to be used and where they will be placed.
Round tables can accommodate up to 10 people while rectangular or square tables can accommodate 12 people comfortably. While round tables take up less space, many people prefer rectangular and square shapes because they are more formal and can fit in better with existing decor.
Whether you're in a traditional, contemporary, Scandinavian, or rustic setting, the dining table you choose should complement your setting.
Traditional dining with a royal look
Contemporary in vogue - clean-lined with wooden legs
Aesthetic Trend - metallic glass enhancements with curvy legs
Classic Styles - with rattan chairs
Scandinavian Design - Sleek round tabletops with angled long chair legs
Tips for Adding Chairs
Before you dive into adding chairs to your dining room, be sure to consider how many people will be sitting at your table regularly. For example, if you have a spacious home with children and pets and usually have a full house during family dinners, then consider adding an extra set of chairs. If you tend to entertain more for special occasions rather than daily meals, then go with fewer seats (we recommend eight or fewer) but ones that are versatile enough for guests to move around easily.
Going for Bar Stools?
The most important thing to consider when choosing a bar stool is its height. The seat should be a few inches lower than a standard dining chair. Too high, and you won’t be able to lean back; too low, and you’ll spend your time bobbing up and down like an excited puppy.
It’s also worth thinking about how much leg room there will be under your table; if you plan on making dinner at home with family or friends more often than going out, it’s best to go for something that will allow people to fit comfortably.
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Add Storage to Your Space
When you’re outfitting your dining room, look for pieces that have storage potential. Invest in a large piece of furniture—like a sideboard or armoire—to give yourself extra storage space. If you’re planning to go all-out with a chandelier and fresh flowers on your table, don’t worry about using up valuable wall space with cabinets and shelves; there are plenty of stylish ways to keep things neat and organized.
With this handful of tips, you can shop more items here on Furniture Adda.
If you’re still unsure of where and how to set up your dining room, get in touch with us and our interior design team will help you out. Call/WhatsApp at +91- 9613530530.