Head for red
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? A seldom used room can be furnished with high maintenance finishes and fabrics while a dining room that is used every day should be more functional. Look for sturdy and easy to clean furniture surfaces if young children will be eating there. If you use your dining room to work, read or converse, consider comfortable chairs. Do small children use it? Consider hardy finishes, and fabrics that can be cleaned easily. For a seldom used dining room, you may even consider designating some other purpose to it more suited to how you live. It s just a dining room only if you say so.
If a hanging fixture isn’t your style, many opt for flush mount or close to ceiling fixtures. These sit up against the ceiling and typically offer less focused ambient light. Flush mount and close to ceiling fixtures can be more versatile in terms of style and are available a lower price point than pendants or chandeliers.
Tip: If you do have one of the taller tables that are known as counter or bar height (meaning that it’s the same height as your kitchen counter), your choices are going to be greatly limited. So now that you know what size and how many you need, let’s look at your options not so much as the style of the individual chair, but on how they are going to work with your table. Here are a few stylistic options:
If your living and dining areas are combined, this is where you want your dining set to make a style impact. When your dining table is away from the high-humidity kitchen area, you can be more adventurous with the materials your table is made of.