Sara Castell. Dining room. September 27th , 2017.
Ergonomics studies human body measurements relative to the safe use of equipment and furniture. An enormous amount of time and money have gone into designing ergonomically sound office furniture, so productivity isn’t compromised, but what about the many hours we spend in the home? Do we think about our families’ musculoskeletal welfare when we make that dining room table purchase.
The most comfortable seat height for a dining chair is when there is 10 to 12 inches between the top of the seat and the top of the dining table. If your chair is 18 to 20 inches from the floor to the top of the seat, it will fit well under a standard table.
The metal dining chair. Metal furniture is popular in more minimalist spaces. Extremely hard wearing and easy to keep clean, metal chairs are terrific dining chair solutions.
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.