Three Different Dining Rooms

When decorating your dining room, it’s first important to determine what it will be used for. Do you plan on using it daily or just for special occasions? Different styles will require different considerations, and how you want to use your room will dictate how you should furnish it. 

When you are furnishing a dining room for daily use, it’s important to consider all the angles. For this dining room you will need a table and chair set that is durable yet functional. Consider a French country style or shabby chic. Both of these interior designs allow room for error. Purchase a natural wooden table or a distressed table. With these pieces you won’t have to worry about varnish or stains, nicks and chips or matching chairs. This style will give you the freedom to mix and match. A white, distressed table and a mixture of chairs will do the trick. Place a large area rug underneath and you have yourself a lovely looking dining room for daily use. 

But what if you only want to use this space for special occasions such a birthdays and Christmas? This design will also need some functionality to it but a little less than the previous design. An antique French style dining table will give you the space you need to host large parties for special occasions but the elegance of a room that’s just for show. French style chairs that are covered in cream fabric will the perfect touch for this luxurious but functional dining room. 

A dining space that is just for show gives you the liberty to create any type of room that you wish while leaving out nothing. Go with the most expensive furnishings and light fixtures. Add beautiful window treatments and rugs. Display your finest china in a display cabinet and watch as it takes your breath away every time you pass it. This is a room of extravagance and your chance to create the space you’ve always dreamed of having. 

Before designing your space think about what works best for you and your family. Is this a space that you will want to use for breakfast and dinner? Or this is a space that will only be used for special occasions of Christmases and family get-togethers? Or would you prefer this room to be a “look, but don’t touch” space? Whatever you choose, find the furnishing that best suit your needs.

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