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Things to Know Before You Furnish a New Dining Area

Are you preparing to furnish a dining room? If so, there are several things to consider. For instance, the size of your dining room. The first thing you need to do is to measure your dining area. Much will depend on the dimensions of the room.

Your furniture should be sized according to the space you have. In a small space, use light or neutral colors to make your space look bigger.

Keep the decor simple and functional. However, much depends on individual style. If you are seeking an edgier look, then, by all means, go all out for an adventurous scheme with colors that pop out, but do use as few colors as possible.

If your dining area is big, you may want to include a sideboard, buffet, or china cabinet, and a large painting or other wall display.

Another thing to consider is how often you use your dining room. A space that is not used often can be furnished with sophisticated fabrics and such, while a dining room that is used on a daily basis should be functional. If you have children, look for durable furniture with fabrics that can be easily cleaned.

As for furniture, when it comes to tables, shape is important. A round table is best for a small dining area, while a rectangular table works well in a larger space.

There are many options for dining room lighting, but chandeliers are the most frequent choice. Choose a chandelier with simple lines. This will make your room look bigger.

Take the opportunity for introspection to zero in on what you want your style to be. Consider your individual style and preferences. Maybe you like 18 thcentury chairs and a bronze chandelier, or a vintage chair and tale set, or a Plexiglas dining table and silver-leaf chairs. Your style and preference is the common denominator that makes a dining room pleasant as well as functional.

If you are furnishing a dining room think about space, shape, color, size and frequency of use, as well as your individual style and preferences.

Check out Martin Fine Furniture to find the right pieces for your new dining room.

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