When decorating a dining room, one of the most challenging hurdles most people face is how to strike a balance between comfort and style. Buying furniture pieces that are comfortable but unique is the key. Investing in quality furniture and accessories can make a big difference when trying to achieve that distinctive look that will make the room exude with style and sophistication.
Here are some considerations you should bear in mind when choosing furniture and accessories for your dining room.
The dining table is arguably the most important piece of furniture in the room. It should, therefore be quality built and it could be made of different materials such as wood, glass or metal. Choosing a neutral design can give you lots of flexibility as this style tends to suit almost any trend.
A classic and neutral dinner table can stand the test of time and remain prevalent even if the whole room is redecorated in the future. Another point to consider is the shape of your dining table. For instance, a round or oval table is usually more conducive to conversation as it makes it easier for all people sitting at the table to establish eye contact.
Additionally, they help soften the room and the lack of sharp corners means that you can normally fit a much bigger table. Rectangular tables, on the other hand, can be more appropriate for narrow spaces. Rectilinear lines can provide a more modern feel. They usually go hand in hand with styles that are more masculine, minimal or eccentric.
Size should also be given some consideration. To achieve a sense of balance in the room you need to make sure the size and scale of the dining table are proportionate to the size of the room. It is important to leave some space around every angle of the table for chairs and traffic. At Aalto, we have an exclusive range of dining tables of different shapes and sizes. All our furniture is designed following strict quality control procedures. Our luxury materials are carefully selected to achieve the best finish.
Once you have chosen a dining table you will probably want to make it the centrepiece of the room. Now it is time to add a touch of warmth and comfort. This can easily be done by adding a rug to the table. This will do wonders towards creating a feeling of cosiness and will also add character to the room.
While you can always purchase chairs as a matching set with your dining table, some people prefer to adopt the recent trend of mixing and matching for a more eclectic feel. If you opt to go for this more adventurous style, remember it is still important to retain some sense of balance. Otherwise, the room will end up having a chaotic feel. The best thing to do is to keep one coordinating element: such as using the same colour for chairs that are different in shape; or if the chairs have different design features, make sure they are all made from a similar material.
Finally, it is also important to think about storage pieces that can be functional as well as eye-catching. Sideboard units, cabinets or shelves can add character to the room, keep it organised and provide a platform to display decorative objects. At Aalto, our team of experts can advise you on the best dining furniture for your home. We can design and manufacture pieces to suit any style and décor. Come and visit us for a friendly chat.