Monday, June 15, 2009

Furnishing Your Dining Room

Whether you have a separate dining room, a kitchen dining area or even a small dining table at the back of the lounge room, it can be daunting trying to find the right table setting for you. Here are some helpful tips and ideas:

Select a dining table that compliements the shape of your dining area

A square room can be softened by a round table, or given a contemporary look with a square table. Rectangualr tables are great for larger families, people whom entertain often, or acting as a multi-purpose table; extra working space for example.
Mix and match your dining room chairs
Mixing different styles, as long as they are similar in height and colour can add individuality to your dining space.

Leave space
Make sure you leave over a metre for chair pull-back space around your dining table.
Dining area sharing a space?
If your dining area is sharing space with an open-plan kitchen, consider "separating the spaces" with area rugs or a decoartive dividing screen. Lighting can also work well in this situation: use brighter task lighting in the kitchen, and softer ambient lighting in the dining area.

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