By Darcey Muirgel. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:40:03 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.
A Dining Area, Not a Room. Not everyone has a separate space in their home to use as a dining room. If your eating area consists of a bar or kitchen island, you can still spice up this space with some modern style bar stools. Designs include slightly sophisticated stools, whimsical style stools, and extremely unique stools. You can select from white, black, or red. Mixing the colors will liven up your dining area.
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.