Fabienne Dining Furniture February 25th, 2018 - 11:51:07
You might want a small dining table for regular use, but one that can be extended for special occasions such as dinner parties or seasonal celebrations. You generally have two options: tables with leaves attached, that can be pulled up when needed, or those with separate leaves that can be added as required. Some older tables come with two, three or even four extra leaves that can be added to extend the length of the table, while modern dining tables can be fitted with clever mechanisms that extend the table at will.
The most important step in choosing the best dining room furniture is to make sure that you match up all of the pieces within the room. For a dining room to look its best, all of your furniture must complement each other. Although matching the dining table and chairs are important, don`t forget that your room`s additional furniture, such as cabinets or shelves, will need to follow the theme if at all possible. When you create continuity in your dining room ensemble, you will add elegance and class to create a wonderful look. Choose your theme and style and then simply personalise it. People often forget how important this room is when creating the overall style to your home, yet it is the room that is most often used when it comes to entertaining, so it can leave a large impression.
Maple, Oak and walnut are the most popular woods for dining tables, and you should base your choice on the style of your room. If you are looking for solid wood dining furniture for an antique look, then walnut should be your choice. You won`t find solid walnut tables, but the base of the table will likely be solid oak with a beautifully varnished or glossy French-polished walnut veneer on top. In saying that, American black cherry is in fashion, and many Americans prefer this to the traditional hardwoods. If you prefer that type of antique look, Southwood offer dining tables with beautiful Queen Anne style legs and a highly polished top. You will likely pay a bit extra for a walnut finish, but the beautiful patterns of the grain are well worth it.
The secret to finding the perfect dining furniture starts with finding a furniture store that offers quality workmanship, not poorly assembled pieces that don`t fit together well. It is also about fitting your room. Dining tables and chairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, in most homes; the dining table is the centerpiece of the whole room. The size of your dining room furniture ultimately depends on the size of the room you plan to place it in and how many place settings you need at your table. A quality dining experience, and an enjoyable one for that matter, requires that all diners have their own space and are not overly crowded. Of course, there needs to be enough room for the food too. Some rooms require hutches or curios to hold china and silverware while others would benefit from a buffet table to hold additional refreshments or desserts.