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How To Shop For Dining Room Furniture

 How To Shop For Dining Room Furniture

Your dining room can be used for a variety of activities, like reading, crafts or homework.  Make a list of all the things that you would do in your dining room.  Furnish it in a way that will suit all of your needs.  Dining room becomes wasted space if you only use it for special meals. 

Dining room needs lots of accessories, like table linens, serving pieces and tableware.  Make a storage space right in the dining room by purchasing a china cabinet or a buffet.  You can have the top half of the cabinet opened so you can display your favorite china, and the bottom with doors to hide things like napkins and table linens. 

The table has to suit the space.  If the dining room is small, purchase a round table with a base in the middle.  This way you will have plenty of leg space.  A great choice is a table that can be extended to make room for extra guests.  A drop-leaf table will work in any small dining room. 

Instead of filling the dining room with extra furniture, try keeping it simple and just have the necessary pieces.  If you have a long table, it will visually expand the space of the room.  Put it in the middle of the dining room to create balance between the furniture and accessories. 

If you serve grand dinners for a large amount of people, consider purchasing a sideboard or a console.  It could be of great use as a side table.  The top surface should be resistant to heat, like tile or stone. 

Dining room chairs have to be comfortable enough to sit through a relaxing dinner and for after dinner conversation.  Pick chairs that are upholstered for soft seating.  If your dining room is a part of your living room, pick chairs that match the decor of both rooms. 

If this room has lots of uses, folding chairs will be the right choice.  You can put them away when they are not in use.  Or dress them up with slipcovers for a fancy dinner.  Slipcovers come in many colors and patterns and you can dress up your furniture for any season and occasion.

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