The dining room is where so many memories happen, from holiday hosting and birthday celebrations to family dinners and everyday bonding. So, it’s only natural that such an important room has all the right function and style, and that is where we can help. The key to any great dining room is having a table that works for your needs, paired with comfortable seating and storage for any dining or hosting essentials. We’ll walk you through all the things to consider for these key pieces.
The Table: Start your room around the table. Think about the size of the space, and whether you’ll be hosting often. Do you like a round look? Or rectangular? Consider an extendable leaf if you want to size up or down to accommodate guests. Or is this for an eat-in area, like a kitchen table? You could go with a pub-style table to save space or simply a small table, but be sure to measure to make sure you have enough room.
The Seating: Next comes giving everyone a place to sit. One option is to go with dining sets, which include the table and chairs in one convenient package. This way, you know the chairs will complement the table. Another option is to buy your chairs separately and create more of an eclectic look. This really opens up a lot of creative freedom as there are so many options, from armchairs to side chairs, and wood to upholstered. But whether you choose to mix it up or go with a dining set, there really is no wrong answer.
The Storage: Finally, it’s always a good idea to add a storage piece if the room permits. This can be a server, buffet, china cabinet, or even a bar. This will come in especially handy during hosting, and storing all kinds of things, such as stemware, serving utensils, plates, and even wine or napkins.