The dining room is a place of family and friends gatherings so it should feel like a safe and cozy space. Even if you live alone you spend a lot of the time there and let’s admit that ambiance has a great influence on your daily mood.
So it is important to be attentive and careful when you furnish your dining room or kitchen. Furniture Direction can become a good helper for you in this question. While choosing products for you we accentuated our attention on the best furniture manufacturers that elaborate designs in contemporary styles.
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Dining room elements
Dining room sets
The dining room set is a simple solution for those who want for their interiors to feel harmonized. The composition of the set is elaborated by the professional designers and every element is created with the thought of the final image of your dining area.
There are few dining room types:
There are dining room sets with four, six, and eight chairs. Depending on your room size and your needs you can choose the most appropriate for you chairs quantity. Set also can contain buffet, sideboard and china cabinet that can be a very useful and practical addition to the set’s configuration.
Dining set elements have one common design idea that can be expressed in the color palette, same decor details, and overall approach to the design.
Table as the centerpiece of the dining area should be steady not only in its construction but also in the impression its appearance gives. When you choose a table you should think about its size and shape in the first place.
There are round and square tables that are not so big in the size but can be a good and stylish compromise for a small dining area or kitchen. These table’s shapes not only take less space but also can become a room’s statement adding in the room’s ambiance laconic nuance.
Oval and rectangular tables can look gracious and sophisticated in the right room. A rectangular table as one of the most common and popular variant will be a good practical decision that can’t go wrong( of course, only if chosen model isn’t too large for your space). An oval table with its rounded edges can enhance your dining area with elegance and grace. This variant is the best for those who like a more non-standard approach.
There are side chairs and armchairs. Armchairs differ with the presence of the armrest following a more relaxing feel when you use it.
Chairs and armchairs come in wide design variations that can be classified by upholstered chairs and chairs only with the finish. Upholstery can be made from leather and different types of fabrics. The finish can be on the metal, wood, and woodlike construction.
Sideboards, Buffets, and China cabinets
Dining room storage places are represented in a wide specter of the types. The server, sideboard, and buffet are all quite similar and usually are used for the same reasons. Buffets usually are lower and wider and are used mostly in the dining area, sideboards can be placed in the living room also, and the server is usually the smallest cupboard.
These cupboards are perfect for keeping dishware, napkins, table linen, and cutlers, all you can need during the meal.
China cabinet and curio are another dining room storage type that will be perfect for the demonstration of your exquisite tableware. It is a high and quite big cupboard with the glass doors if it is a china cabinet, and also additional glass sides and back if it is a curio.
Let’s divide materials for the upholstery, for the finish, and for the main construction.
Materials used for upholstery
Upholstery for the seats is made from eco-leather, leather, and fabrics. Leather is quite pleasant to touch and has this gorgeous natural grain and color palette, but ut requires special maintenance and is more expensive than the other two materials. Eco-leather can become a perfect replacement for leather, they look quite alike and eco-leather is cheaper. Yes, it has lower quality, but the difference isn’t that big. Cotton, linen, velvet, and other fabrics provide a wide variety of textures and possible colors.
Materials used for the finish
Finishes come in a wide variety from one that shows the raw texture of the material from which furniture piece is made to the vanishes, paints, lacquer, wood, metal, glass, and others. Some finishes are made with a protective purpose and some are purely decorative elements.
Main construction material
Plywood, MDF, and particleboard
These materials serve as the cheaper wood replacement, but they have their own interesting points. Particleboard is lightweight, but because of this it is not so strong and also it can expand because of moisture. MDF is denser and stronger than particleboard, but for this reason, is heavier and it can dull faster. Plywood is the strongest one and has a wide variety of wood species from which it is made, but also it is the most expensive from these variants.
Solid wood pieces demonstrate this famous gorgeous wood grain and are characterized by strength, durability, and long life. Wood also is quite expensive, but trust me this price is reasonable.
White in all its variations from creamy, ivory, and cold linen white are a good solution for the dining area and will give it a “fresh and pure morning” feeling. Shades of gray and black in combination with the white will add contrast and can help to create accents.
Blue, azure, turquoise can be a good color solution for the dining area that will enhance its ambiance with elegance, lushness, and vividness. And it makes a great combination with the shades of beige, brown, and white( the most popular colors for the dining area furniture)
But these are common recommendations, of course, the successful color palette for the dining area can be in any colors.
Tips on choosing dining room furniture
- Think about the furniture size and its future place in your kitchen or dining area, it shouldn’t take more than 20% of the space in the ideal scenario.
- First of all, think about the zoning of your kitchen and dining area. There should be a working and dining area, and you should always keep this in mind while you measure all its elements and calculate how much space do you have for every element. The best way when these zones are visually divided.
- Think in advance about how you will store all your dishes, tableware, products and etc. Storage is one of the most important aspects of the comfortable kitchen and dining area because it will influence all your processes from cooking to mealing.