Your dining room is a gathering place. It is a place to come together and make memories. You celebrate birthday dinners, gather for holiday meals, or even help your kids with their homework. The room whether formal or informal is a place for special occasions. No matter how you choose to use it, it remains a central piece to the home. Gather around, we can't wait to show you what's next for this room.
In a dining room start with a table. Find the right size and shape to fit your space. Rounded tables tend to work better for smaller spaces and cozy conversation. Your bigger, rectangular tables are found in rooms of more grand proportions. Once you have a table, you'll need chairs — though they often come as a set, you may prefer seating your guests in a non traditional fashion using benches, mismatched chairs, or a combination. Because a lot of dining rooms have hardwood floors, you may choose a large rug to cover the area under the chairs and table, thus diminishing the wear and tear on the floors and adding a sound absorber. Good lighting is essential to this area, both to see the food in front of you and the person across the table from you. Pendants and chandeliers are ideal as a centerpiece for the room. But you may also require supplementary light such as lamps on the buffet. The most important element of any room is the people in it. With the right furniture, lighting and accessories, your dining room will make them feel right at home.