Make Your Dining Room a Cozy Gathering Place

Dining Room Decoration Tips

Dining RoomIf you enjoy a cozy and intimate feel to your home rather than formal and stiff, a round dining room table can give your dining room that warm and welcoming atmosphere that you are looking for. Round tables can be large enough to seat quite a few people so even if your family is a moderate size, round tables can still seat everyone quite comfortably. As a rule of thumb, a dining table should afford everyone at least 24 inches of space and there should be at least 48 inches between the edge of the table and the nearest wall or other piece of furniture.

You should choose a table that is appropriate for the room size. If you have a very large dining room you don’t want a small round table that seats only 4 people as it would look a bit odd. And if you have a very small dining room you don’t want a table so large that it fills the room.

Round tables encourage conversation and a cozy atmosphere that is perfect for visiting, playing games, chatting with your kids and helping them with their homework. If your style is casual, a lighter colored wood such as pine will fit well with your décor. If you like a more formal look but enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the round table, a dark wood such as mahogany or cherry would be more to your liking. Metal and glass can also be quite formal. A dark metal will lend itself to a more reserved occasion where something like shiny steel evokes a more casual and retro feel.

If you are looking for a dining room table on a budget, consider buying second hand. Actually, buying used furniture is a great way to not only save a substantial amount of money but it is a great choice for the environment as well. Not only does it cut down on the demand for wood, it keeps perfectly good used furniture out of landfills.

You can save up to 80% of the cost of buying new and you can find absolutely anything you could want from white bedroom furniture, outdoor patio furniture, bunk beds with stairs, used office furniture to formal dining room sets. Check out your local furniture shops, flea markets, and garage sales and don’t forget the Internet! There are an amazing amount of sites that sell and buy used furniture. You can have a beautiful dining room that brings your friends and family together that you will enjoy for years to come.

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