07 Nov How to Choose the Best Dining Room Furniture for Your Space
When you think about your dining room, what do you think of? Do you think about the lasting memories you have created with your family over Christmas dinner, or is it a place where you crush all of your work goals? The dining room is so much more than a place to eat; it is a place to gather and create countless memories. At Ferrin’s, we believe it is important to invest in a dining room table that you can gather around with your friends and family for years to come.
With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to share a few points you should focus on when you are purchasing your new dining room set.
Before you Purchase your Dining Room Furniture
Before you buy any dining room furniture, take some time to consider these questions:
- What kind of space do you have and how do you plan on using it? A formal dining room will look different than a basic dining/living space.
- If you are furnishing a dining room how often do you use it? How will you use your dining room? Is it just for dining or will it be a multi-purpose room? Will small children be using it?
Your Dining Room Size
How big is your dining room? You much make sure to buy a dining room set that will fit comfortably in the allocated space. A table that is too small may look awkward and out of place, while a table that is too large may feel uncomfortable to entertain in. Make sure you have the measurements of your room before you head to the store to go shopping.
When you’re working with a larger room, you may want to consider using a sideboard, china cabinet, screen, and rugs to fill the void of the room.
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.
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?
Before jumping into looking for your dining room table, determine how often your family will be using the space. If you are generally going to be using it for special occasions, you can get more high maintenance furniture and fabrics. If you have children, you will want a table and chairs with a hardy finish and fabrics that can be easily cleaned to withstand spills and consistent use. With small children, we recommend laminate tops for easy clean up!
Several people use their dining rooms as their working environments. If this is the case, consider choosing comfortable chairs and good lighting!
Brands We Trust: Amish made (Fusion & Country Classics), Intercon, Winner’s Only, Sunny Designs, LH Imports, Chromcraft