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Friday, April 6, 2012

How to Choose just the Right Dining Room Set!

   The dining room is often the focal point for entertaining in a home. This is usually where we bring our house guests to entertain and eat. For this reason, it is very important that we know how to choose the right dining room set that would best fit into our family lifestyle and personality. We also want to make a good impression on our company!
  There are a lot of things to consider when you plan to purchase a new dining room set. Here are some tips to help you choose a dining room set just for you:
1.  Know your budget and stick to it. Because there are a lot of options to choose from, we can easily be tempted by the flashy dining room table, but it is at a cost. Before you decide to swipe your credit card, bear in mind that you have a budget that you need to follow. Spend only within your limits or you won't have anything left for the dinner plates!
A Beautiful Dining Room Set.  Photo by NCBrian.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncbrian/
A Beautiful Dining Room Set. Photo by NCBrian. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncbrian/

2. Identify your users – It is important to know how many people will regularly use your dining table. If you often throw parties or have dinner with friends, know the regular number of guests. It is important that there will be enough seating for everyone in your family. A round dining room table is a good choice for a family of 4-6 while a rectangular one is good for larger families. The shape of your dining room table will affect the size of your dining table, which brings us to the next factor.
3. Identify the right shape – there are various shapes to choose from: oval, round, square and rectangular. Bear in mind that quite often, important conversations happen in the dining room during dinner or lunch time. So it is important that everyone can easily converse without having to shout at each other.
4. Know your preferred materials – there are a lot of options to choose from when buying a dining room set. One of the widely used materials is wood. Wooden dining room sets easily blends in with any kind of aesthetic design. However, you can choose to try out other materials available in the market. There are rattan, steel, iron, etc. Bear in mind that the material has to blend in with the overall house design.
If you want to improve the design and aesthetics of your dining room, you can use your creativity with other items and accessories inside the dining room space. This includes the lighting fixtures. Chandeliers are one of the most commonly used lighting fixture in the dining room, however you can install different lighting designs and not use a chandelier if you don’t want to. You don’t have to go with the stereotype design.
Dining room sets are considered a long term investment. The same as other pieces of furniture in your home. You will have to find a dining room set that will last for years to come. That’s why it is important that you carefully plan and spend some time doing a little research before purchasing your dining room set. Know your needs up front in order to help avoid committing mistakes in purchasing your dining room furniture.
An Elegant Dining Room Set.  Photo by Intiaz Rahim.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatedisco/
An Elegant Dining Room Set. Photo by Intiaz Rahim. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatedisco/

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