Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to Create the Perfect Dining Room Set

The meeting point in your home for both your family members and your guests is the dining room. It’s where you gather to eat and to entertain. It’s important to create an atmosphere in your dining room that is casual, yet intimate. Spector Furniture offers all the dining room furniture you need to build a great meeting place for your family and guests. In order to create the best possible dining room in your home, be sure to keep the following factors in mind.

The first thing you should do to create a beautiful space is to choose the best color for the room. Since the dining room is intended to be a gathering place full of conversation and interaction, warm colors like red, orange, yellow, tan and light green are encouraged. These tones are said to be more engaging for guests. The idea is that these warm colors are intimate and comfortable, the perfect setting for your dining room.

When selecting furniture for your dining room, make sure to consider both the color of the rest of the room and the size of the room. You’ll want furniture that can fill the space, but not too overwhelming. You’ll want plenty of room to move around and to pull chairs out without hitting anything. Measure the space so you know you have plenty of room to move about.

The furniture you select should also match the color of the rest of the room. Warm-colored walls should complement a warm-colored dining room table. Red or tan wood and oak tables and chairs are popular choices. The table should also match the shape of your dining room. In smaller rooms, a round or square table will work best. At the other end of the spectrum, bigger rooms call for a longer, rectangular table to fill the space. One way to compromise would be to purchase a smaller table that includes extension leaves. This way, you can maximize the open space in your dining room throughout the year, but fill the space with adequate table space and seating when guests are over. 

Choose chairs that match the color of your dining room table. Wood, oak and leather chairs often work best. Bar stools also work if you have a taller table or a countertop in your dining room that faces the kitchen. The idea is to keep your guests at eye level when they are having a conversation.

Once you have the table and chairs set in place, you can fill out your dining room with a number of accessories. These include benches, cabinets, chests, servers and hutches. Make sure these accessories match the color and style of your table, chairs and walls. You can continue to decorate with matching tablecloths and centerpieces like flowers, candles, sculptures and glassware. You can also find a chandelier to hang over the table that matches the aesthetics of the room. 

All the dining room furniture you need can be located at Spector Furniture. Our fully stocked furniture store serves customers in Stratford, Milford, Shelton, Waterbury, Fairfield and Orange, CT. We have everything you need for your living room, bedroom, dining room or office. Ask our staff members to help you find the furniture and accessories that best fit your home.