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You may not use your formal dining room every day, but a dining room is still an important feature in any house, whether it is integrated into an open floorplan or a distinct room. When designing this space the shapes and sizes of dining room tables, chairs, and other furniture pieces need to be planned so that movement is not impeded on those occasions when the room is in use. Your d?cor, your lifestyle, and how frequently you use the space will determine how you lay out the room as well as how you furnish it.
Carefully consider the shape that suits your space and style when buying a dining room table. In a generously proportioned dining room, long rectangular tables that adjust, such as the Cortina Double Pedestal Dining Room Table by Universal,give guests ample seating. Three 18 inch leaves allow you to extend the table from 76 to 130 inches for larger dinner events.
The traditional Italian design of the sideboard is stylish and functional. With three drawers and four cabinets, it provides storage for silverware and table linens while the curved marble top functions as a serving platform. The free standing glass-enclosed china cabinet solidifies the look of a formal dining room. The arched hutch and curio allows you to both store and display important pieces.
Dining room chairs come in a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes. The type you choose again depends on the size of your table and your d?cor. The rectangular table in the photo above practically demands the traditional upholstered chairs that surround it. The soft upholstery seats your guests in comfort while the smooth cabriole legs and decorative nailhead trim are the perfect blend of old world charm and new world style.
Areas rugs put the finishing touch on almost any room, adding softness and warmth to a space that can too easily become hard and cold. It’s best to arrange your furniture before determining your rug size. Measure where the rug will end so that it is clear of the front of the sideboard or china cabinet, or any other pieces of furniture. And be sure to include some chair room, you’ll need to have enough room to easily pull out and push in a chair when sitting in it. A general guideline for a dining room is to leave 18 inches of floor uncovered around the edges of the room—this not only showcases your rug but makes the room feel bigger.
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