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Friday, July 24th, 2009

Buy Dining Room Furniture

Dining Room Furniture: A Buying Guide

Some of the most classic pieces in a home are the dining table and chairs. They aren’t considered disposable pieces that you’ll replace in a couple years – you’ll want your dining room furniture to last a lifetime.

If you’re looking to buy dining room furniture like a new dining room table and chairs, follow this guide to help you pick that dining set which will last for years to come.

What size of dining table are you looking for? You should know the measurements of your dining area, so you know what table size can actually fit there. Round tables are generally better fitting in smaller rooms, while rectangular tables take up more space. There should be about 48 inches between your table and the wall to be seated comfortably.

Cherry Top Dining Room TableHillsdale Embassy Cherry Top Dining Room Table

Brown Dining Room TableCanterbury Home Furnishing Plantation Rectangular Brown Dining Room Table

There are many different styles of dining tables out there – which one is right for you? Traditional lovers should look out for oval or slightly curved tables with handcrafted detailing and Queen Anne style legs. Country or rustic followers will be drawn to naturally finished wood and a simplistic design. And for modern or contemporary fans, streamlined, detail-free tables constructed of glass and/or chrome are ideal.

Double Pedestal Dining TableStandard St Pierre Double Pedestal Dining Table

Country Style Dining TableInternational Concepts Farmhouse Unfinished Country Style Dining Table with Turned Legs

Contemporary Dining Room TableGlobal Furniture USA Amy Dining Table

Remember to consider the material of your table as well. The most popular choice is wood, but beware of softwood tables, because they will be easier to scratch. Tablecloths can always help prevent damage. On the other hand, glass top tables will resist against scratches and staining, but they have one downfall – fingerprints. Keep up the look of your glass table by wiping it occasionally with window cleaner.

Maple Dining Room TableStanley Furniture Lincoln Park Parsons Maple Dining Room Table

Glass Dining TableTransDeco – Glass Dining Table

When it comes to dining room chairs, if you’re buying them separate from the table, you have to take their measurements and be sure they fit the table of your choice.

You want about 12 inches of space between the chair’s seat and the table top for comfortable seating. Basic dining chairs are about 18 – 19 inches tall, and the seat is normally 20 – 24 inches in width. Remember to consider who will sit in these seats – if you’ve got a tall family member, find chairs with backs that will accommodate their height.

You can possibly have different chair options for children if your dining chairs are too big or heavy for them.

Dining chairs that have been upholstered will be comfortable, but beware of spills. Buying chairs with a darker shade of fabric will minimize the look of stains.

The best materials for an upholstered chair are leather and microfiber, because they can be easily cleaned. Basic wood or metal/plastic chairs will repel stains with the right finishing, although they will not have the same comfort level.

Lexington Arm ChairLexington Long Cove Glen Arbor Arm Chair with Cream Fabric in Shell White Finish (Set of 2)

Leather Dining Room ChairSteve Silver Montibello Leather Dining Room Chair

Black Side ChairHome Styles Furniture Black Solid Hardwood Side Chair

Now you are ready to buy dining room furniture!

Nicolette Interior Design Diva

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