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It’s especially important to have good-looking dining room furniture if you hold formal dinners or gatherings in your home. Reserving the room for these types of occasions means your furniture needs to look its best when you get out your good china to serve guests.
A basic dining room set generally includes a table and chairs, and sometimes a buffet or china cabinet. The size is dependent on the area of the room you are furnishing. If you have a very small dining room, you may not have room for much in addition to the basics. You do want everyone to be comfortable when they are eating, though. Keeping it simple is a good idea if your space is limited. In addition, your budgeted money will go further if you don’t need extra furnishings.
A formal dining room may require a larger space, in order to make the room look its best. You’ll want to include a buffet and china cabinet, if you have enough space. Formal dining room sets on sale usually include a table that’s big enough for six or more people, as well as elegant chairs and sometimes a buffet.
When you are feeding a group, you need plenty of table space available. A buffet will help you in this area, since you can set the serving platters and bowls on it after your first course, and they’ll be out of the way until someone wants second helpings. If you keep all the serving dishes on the table, it will make the table too full to be comfortable.
Rectangular tables work well if you’re serving more than a few people. They have less space in the middle, which you don’t normally use, anyway. Circular or square tables have more room in the middle, but the food platters will take up that room, and then it will be harder to speak to each other, across the table.
Whether you prefer contemporary or traditional furnishings, your dining room should be comfortable. You can choose glass, metal or wood materials in your table, and tables made from hardwood will last a long time – even long enough for you to pass down to the next generation of your family.
Select furniture that you really like when you’re shopping. The pieces you select should have a look that you appreciate, and your guests probably will, too. Furniture is an investment in your home, and it will serve your family for a long time. If you move, your dining room furniture will probably go with you. If you match the walls and windows in your dining room to your selections from dining room sets on sale, the furniture will always look well-placed.