Buying dining room furniture can be a considerable investment and because of the investment required it is important to make the right decision when it comes to finding pieces which are suited to the space you live in. There are some major mistakes that can be made with the furniture and objects you choose to decorate your dining room with. While a piece might look great in a showroom, when you get it into space this can sometimes lead to regrets. Here are some of the top mistakes that you can make when purchasing dining room furniture and how you can avoid them with your current décor:
Buying a piece that is far too dark: nobody likes the idea of dining in the dark and when it comes to your dining table, it’s a good idea to consider some lighter options especially if the lighting in your dining room isn’t all that bright. If you have lots of natural light in your dining room you can consider a darker finish but bringing extra light into your dining room can be a much more positive experience for hosting dinner parties and regular use. An excellent dining room table that can bring lots of fantastic light and energy into your room is the Alyson dining table with a red and yellow base. This incredible dining room table is perfect for rooms which have a darker interior lighting scheme and if you don’t have many windows or lighting fixtures in your dining room, this could be the piece that adds real emotion into the room. Don’t be stuck dining in the dark and consider lighter colors if you have a darker dining area.
Focusing on formal: if you plan on using your dining room for more than just formal events, it could be a very good idea to get something that is much brighter and more modern for your dining experience. Traditional and heavy dining room furniture is more suited to the idea of getting together in using your dining room only for special occasions or dinner parties. If you’re planning on using your dining room daily, pieces with resilient finishes which are created for daily use are much better suited. A storage solution for so your finer dishware to keep it out of sight on a regular day can also be very helpful. The Zeno Scandanavian Sideboard Buffet Cabinet can keep the number of your more formal dishes out of the way in your dining room so that you can enjoy your table and your comfortable dining room stools on a regular day. Functional and comfortable Panton Fabric dining chair will also be much nicer to sit in on a daily basis than hardwood and formal dining room chairs.
Filling up too much space: It is nice to have a dining room set that can accommodate a large group or a dinner party. The problem that many people fall into however is buying a dining room set that’s far too large for their dining room. In practicality, it can sound like a great idea to have a dining room set that can seat 8-10 people but when you actually put the dining table into your space, you can run into all kinds of issues with traffic flow, shrinking the room and even finding places to put all of the chairs. Dining room tables which are designed for small spaces and apartments can be perfect to have a small dining area no matter what size space is you are putting it. A round dining table like the Replica Jean Prouve table is perfect for smaller spaces and it looks just as elegant as you might expect from any type of designer table.
Mixing and matching: There is nothing worse than mixing and matching seats in your dining room set. Having several different types of seating just doesn’t look as nice in a dining room as a fully matched set. Ideally, you will have a set of chairs that are made to match your tabletop design but at the very minimum, you should strive to have a set of chairs that are matched to the tabletop height and that are all created in the same format. Mixing bar stools and two low stools or several dining chairs with different finishes never looks good in a dining room space. Reasonable and modern dining chairs like the Pascal Dining chair can be purchased inexpensively and then matched in a set. You can allocate more of your budget to a dining table and then simply make sure that you have a full set of chairs that match its aesthetic. Luckily these dining chairs also come in a wide array of finishes ensuring they can match nearly any standard height table.
Keep some of these top mistakes in mind when you are working at building up a dining room set for almost any space.