Published by Roxane Wesley, Sep 14, 2016
A formal dining room can be more romantic and luxurious, more than its smaller counterparts. Perhaps it’s because the formal dining room table set is completely devoted to eating and having a good time together, or maybe the idea of having delicious meals while sitting down with family and friends. To make your formal dining room dreams come true, here are some tips to bring some flattering dramas and style into the room.
For an ordinary dinner party or family gathering, you should situate the formal dining room table set with a capacity around eight to 12 individuals at a table. When you invite more guests, don’t compel more individuals around one table. Rather, put one smaller table as a backup. You can also opt for an extendable table to seat more people.
In a formal dining room, you need to have a dining set to accommodate guests and provide at least 24 to 30 inches of table space to eat and sit comfortably. If you seat more guests at a table exceed its capacity, your guests will feel cramped and the dining environment also looks smaller than it actually is. However, avoid buying a large table to seat more guests if your dining room size doesn’t allow that. But if your dining space is rather large, you can be more flexible to choose furniture sizes, styles, and accessories to create a formal dining room table set.
But before buying any table or chairs, you need to make up your mind to decide on a style, such as modern, contemporary, or traditional, that will complement the rest of your decorations. That way, you can narrow down your furniture selection and probably save money on some items.
When arranging your formal dining room table set, place the table at the center of the room or under a lighting fixture for a combined living and dining area. Once the table places, follow your instinct to place other furniture, including chairs, lighting, and sideboards. You will know where to position them.
Utilize the rest of your dining space for decorative accessories and pops of colors, including the needed storage space. You can buy a popular buffet hutch that will come in handy as a decorative element as well as additional storage. That item also can be an extra cabinetry to store dining accessories, cutleries, cloth napkins, chinaware, and extra silverware. Place it against the wall, but leave a 36-inches space between the hutch and the chair or table edge.