No matter the particular species, a new hardwood dining room chair is going to be moderately expensive. Because you’ll need at least four of them, the price is certainly a major consideration when shopping around. Tables are just as expensive, but most only need one of them. The combination of table and chairs makes up the most basic dining room set. Most people will purchase at least these items together for both cohesion and the slightly lower price you get when buying a set, as well.
Kitchen tables are well used and well-loved. They often double up as extra surfaces to prepare meals on, as well as somewhere to sit down and eat. Kitchens are often the place to feed small kids (while you get on with other jobs), so your table also needs to cope with mucky hands and food that doesn’t stay on plates!
Dining room chairs are perhaps one of the most frustrating things for me to buy. When purchased new, they are expensive individually and will run up a king’s ransom if you’re buying a full set for the next big family dinner. Once you have all the chairs, what do you do with them? They cost so much you want to quickly usher anyone who stops buy into the dining room to have a seat. Luckily with today’s style trends, you have more options than ever for dining seating and they don’t have to include buying 12 antique dining chairs.
There are many options for dining room lighting: chandeliers, pendants, sconces or floor lamps that come in many different styles from cutting edge contemporary to nostalgic traditional. Don t forget candles for those special occasions. Whatever source you choose for lighting, make sure it has a dimmer switch, so that you can adjust the amount of light you need. One rule of thumb for hanging chandeliers: there should be at least 34" inches of clearance space between the chandelier and the table. If it is a wider chandelier, make sure that people won t bump their heads when getting up or sitting down. If you use your dining room as a home office, remember to have appropriate task lighting.
We all know that a dining room needs a table and chairs. But what kind of a table and which chairs? What else might be needed in your dining room? A china cabinet? Sideboards? Serving carts? Or some other kind of storage, because your dining room also doubles as your home-office?
As general rule, the stronger the pink the less of it you need, so try a shot of shocking cerise with black and white to create a sophisticated look that’s oozing with energy. Use white as the base as it sets off any pink to its best advantage. Introduce the explosion of colour with sumptuous velvet seating and vivid curtains. Team with black accents to take the look from girly to glam. An opulent orb pendant light will lean the look towards opulent 1950s Hollywood.