By Roderika Amalie. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:23:13 AM.
When it comes to loading the room with furniture keep to small-to-medium sized fittings. One means to maximize space is to use a table with leaves in lieu of a huge dining table which will free up some room while allowing additional seating when necessary. You can also fix any monotony in the decorating approach of your dining room by mixing large with small so though you might decide to try the small table add into your design a large mirror or server which not only gives some style but also gives you the feeling that the room is more spacious than it really is.
Re-Purposed. If you are a skilled craftsman or you simply have a lot of time on your hands you can try to create your own table out of older materials. Some common materials used are flooring planks particularly in rarer woods such as redwood old wooden doors and even wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly these materials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not only look fantastic but also offer a story that you can tell to any guests sitting at them.
Traditionally dining room sets were composed of a large rectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at either head had arms while the chairs along the sides were armless. The furniture is almost always made of wood and prior to the 19th century unique to each home. While custom pieces are still available today they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is a look at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs that are available today.