By Roderika Amalie. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 12:41:12 PM.
Elevate the Elegance. When you think of a modern style dining room think of it in terms of a woman's favorite little black dress. A simple black dress can be elevated in elegance with the addition of some shimmering silver or sparkling diamonds. You can create an atmosphere of grandeur in a modern designed dining room with the addition of some shimmering lights and sparkling accessories. Pendant lights work well in a dining room. They can be placed throughout the room to highlight areas of interest. They can also provide the perfect amount of light above the dining room table. The reflection of the light on the glass table top makes the surface sparkle like diamonds. A large silver mirror placed on an accent wall will add a shimmering affect to the entire room.
Size Choices. The size of dining room furniture is one of the most important details to consider. Two factors will affect the size you choose: the size of the room and the number of people you wish to accommodate at the table. The first consideration will be the dimensions of the room because this will determine the size of the furniture. The shape of the room is another consideration because narrow dimensions may present a challenge for some sets. Select furniture that allows at least 36 inches between the outer edges and the walls. For even more comfort allow between 42 and 28 inches between the furniture and walls. Every person sitting around the surface should have at least 24 inches of space for comfort. If you really want everyone to feel at ease give everyone 30 inches of dining space. People will appreciate an extra 12 inches at the corners of rectangular tables.
Second-Hand. If buying new dining room sets does not appeal to your taste there are many wonderful options available in the classifieds or at vintage stores. A bruised and battered table and chair collection can be revived with some sandpaper and a few coats of lacquer. Or if you prefer the more rustic look you can leave the scratches and nicks on the piece.