Everyone hangs out in the living room or the kitchen, but guess what: your dining room also has the potential to achieve many great things in your home.
This sometimes-underrated room not only provides a place to eat and drink; it’s a space where your family and friends can gather for special occasions. Elegant and stylish dining room furniture can go a long way toward enhancing these events.
But which sets should you buy for your dining room?
When it comes to dining room furniture, we’re spoilt for choices–just step into our vast Fireside Furniture showroom and you’ll see for yourself. Whether you want something classical or modern or perhaps a bespoke set customized to suit your home décor, there’s an option for everyone. Our guide will cover the most important things to consider when buying dining room furniture, so you can make an informed buying decision.
The Dining Room Table
Decorating your dining room from scratch?
It makes sense to start with the dining table. After all, this room is primarily used for dining, so you need a sturdy place to enjoy those meals. When buying a dining room table, there are a few things to consider in order to optimize the space’s functionality and aesthetics.
- Room size
- Table size and material
- Style and design
Dining room tables come in different sizes and styles, so it’s important to consider one that will perfectly fit your room and leave enough space around the room. They also come in different shapes—square, rectangular, or round—so you’ll want to choose one that fits your style.
Lastly, choose the design and style that suits your tastes. For a classic, mid-century look, pick a design with softly rounded edges, like this Uptown Country Solid Elm dining table. But if you want a more contemporary look, a glass dining room table will work well for your home.
Dining Room Chairs
Unless you prefer to eat while standing (a hard pass), you’ll want to invest in sturdy dining room chairs. But what type of chairs should you buy?
Well, it depends on your design aesthetics. Your dining room chairs can be neutral or have a “wow” factor. The chairs don’t need to match the table design unless you want a uniform color-design scheme, in which case you can opt for a full dining room set.
We love to keep things matchy-matchy, like this White Dining Room Set, which looks ultra-modern yet classy in white and gray finishes.
No matter what design you choose, it’s important to ensure the seats you choose are comfortable. Wooden chairs are the people’s choice for dining rooms, but you can opt for upholstered designs for extra comfort.
If you’re buying seats for outdoor living space, consider dining benches. These can come in either wood or upholstered finish but offer a more streamlined look. For a garden or decking area, opt for stackable chairs, as these are lightweight and easy to move around.
There are many options for dining room storage. You could buy a cabinet or a hutch for storing tableware. Or invest in bespoke joinery—more expensive but capable of transforming the space into a work of art. This piece of floor-to-ceiling furniture is the perfect storage solution for small to medium-sized dining rooms.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you can utilize under-stairs space, particularly if you have limited space. Alternatively, you could take a more traditional look and work with sideboards. A classic buy in the seventies, sideboards never go out of fashion.
Traditionally created to house glassware and cutlery, sideboards can also be repurposed to store office paperwork and hide away family games.
But for most people, a dining room hutch is enough. Dining room hutches are a versatile and stylish option for creating more storage space.
As an integral part of your home, a dining room can serve many purposes. From dining with your family and friends to hosting guests for special occasions, a dining room can be a hub for all kinds of activities. A dining room set enhances these activities.
When choosing a dining room set, it’s important to consider the size of the room, the design and style you want, and the cost of the furniture. Luckily for your, Fireside Furniture has a huge array of beautiful dining set options for your home.