By Darcey Muirgel. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:39:32 AM.
Size Choices. The size of dining room furniture is one of the most important details to consider. Two factors will affect the size you choose: the size of the room and the number of people you wish to accommodate at the table. The first consideration will be the dimensions of the room because this will determine the size of the furniture. The shape of the room is another consideration because narrow dimensions may present a challenge for some sets. Select furniture that allows at least 36 inches between the outer edges and the walls. For even more comfort, allow between 42 and 28 inches between the furniture and walls. Every person sitting around the surface should have at least 24 inches of space for comfort. If you really want everyone to feel at ease, give everyone 30 inches of dining space. People will appreciate an extra 12 inches at the corners of rectangular tables.
Traditionally, dining room sets were composed of a large rectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at either head had arms, while the chairs along the sides were armless. The furniture is almost always made of wood, and prior to the 19th century, unique to each home. While custom pieces are still available today, they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is a look at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs that are available today.
There are several kinds of dining room tables, one of which is the accent table. These tables are more or less like the basic dining furniture, only that they are more ornately made and designed. Most of these tables are more prized for their design than their actual function. These tables often go well with other classic pieces like classic fancy chairs or a wine cabinet. Breakfast bars are one of the unconventional designs of dining tables. These tables are a lot smaller than conventional dining tables and are designed for the first meal of the day because they provide more mobility and ease of movement to accommodate the morning rush. These tables have more room for movement and more cabinets and racks like the racks of a wine cabinet which are perfect for storing cereals, bowls and mugs. Coffee tables are one of the smaller furniture pieces in our list. These tables are designed to be in the presence of sofas and lounge chairs as they are made to hold drinks, pastries and snacks. Sometimes, these tables are used to for dinner and other meals when one wants to eat whilst watching television.