Style Features. Styles vary depending on the manufacturer. For example you might choose a trestle table when creating a country look in your home. These dining room sets are often constructed out of reclaimed wood to give them a rustic and primitive appearance. Benches may line this type of furniture for informal seating. More traditional options include wood with a rich and glossy finish and ornate carvings on the legs. For dining room sets with modern appeal consider metals and glass for both legs and tops.
Elevate the Elegance. When you think of a modern style dining room think of it in terms of a woman's favorite little black dress. A simple black dress can be elevated in elegance with the addition of some shimmering silver or sparkling diamonds. You can create an atmosphere of grandeur in a modern designed dining room with the addition of some shimmering lights and sparkling accessories. Pendant lights work well in a dining room. They can be placed throughout the room to highlight areas of interest. They can also provide the perfect amount of light above the dining room table. The reflection of the light on the glass table top makes the surface sparkle like diamonds. A large silver mirror placed on an accent wall will add a shimmering affect to the entire room.
Just utilize an expansive dining table in the event that you have a requirement for central space for such things as a candles and centerpiece. In the event that you have just a little space for the table a circular table is superior to anything a rectangular one and a pedestal base can seat more than a base with three or four legs.
Most Viewed Gallery Dining Room
Traditionally dining room sets were composed of a large rectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at either head had arms while the chairs along the sides were armless. The furniture is almost always made of wood and prior to the 19th century unique to each home. While custom pieces are still available today they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is a look at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs that are available today.
Size Choices. The size of dining room furniture is one of the most important details to consider. Two factors will affect the size you choose: the size of the room and the number of people you wish to accommodate at the table. The first consideration will be the dimensions of the room because this will determine the size of the furniture. The shape of the room is another consideration because narrow dimensions may present a challenge for some sets. Select furniture that allows at least 36 inches between the outer edges and the walls. For even more comfort allow between 42 and 28 inches between the furniture and walls. Every person sitting around the surface should have at least 24 inches of space for comfort. If you really want everyone to feel at ease give everyone 30 inches of dining space. People will appreciate an extra 12 inches at the corners of rectangular tables.
Re-Purposed. If you are a skilled craftsman or you simply have a lot of time on your hands you can try to create your own table out of older materials. Some common materials used are flooring planks particularly in rarer woods such as redwood old wooden doors and even wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly these materials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not only look fantastic but also offer a story that you can tell to any guests sitting at them.