Katherina Kolb. Dining room. September 26th , 2017.
For an instant playroom, bring in a couple of storage units for organization. Choose a table that isn’t too delicate and looks better after a few beatings. Remember the worn look is on-trend these days. When company comes for dinner, cover table with a pretty tablecloth and scrub crayon markings from the wall. Last, add ambiance. Everything looks better in candlelight.
Cherished heirlooms such as your grandmothers piano, deserve to be on display, not in a storage facility. Besides, having it in your home gives it a cultured look and assumes you have an appreciation of real music. Impress your friends by learning a few songs.
If you are buying off the showroom floor, a good way to judge the quality of an upholstered chair is to feel under the seat. If it’s hollow, it may not be worth your money. Feel for tightly woven webbing, usually made of jute or nylon, as this is the strongest. The coil springs are held together by this webbing. Stretchy, elastic webbing is a cheaper version and won’t last as long. A quality hardwood chair frame that has been doweled small, round wooden pegs, glued and screwed into the timber joints will last a lifetime.
Finding a dining room rug that is both practical and stylish is no easy feat. Fluffy pile can permanently trap every crumb from the table. Too-small rugs can trip up chairs. But a good rug can bring color, texture, warmth and style to the dining room making the hunt well worth the effort. Read on for 10 tips for choosing the just-right rug for this hardworking room.
The rectangular dining table. Rectangular tables are the most popular shape for dining. Consider the length of table that your room can comfortably fit. Generally, 36 inches between the edge of the table and each wall or other piece of furniture will allow for chairs to be pulled out with ease.