By Darcey Muirgel. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:38:40 AM.
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.
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.
Style Features. Styles vary depending on the manufacturer. For example you might choose a trestle table when creating a country look in your home. These dining room sets are often constructed out of reclaimed wood to give them a rustic and primitive appearance. Benches may line this type of furniture for informal seating. More traditional options include wood with a rich and glossy finish and ornate carvings on the legs. For dining room sets with modern appeal consider metals and glass for both legs and tops.