Simple Rules for Spacing Up The Furniture in The Dining Room

Dining rooms are those special rooms where families get together and have dinner in a pleasant atmosphere, usually on special occasions and holidays. Nowadays dining rooms are a bit extinct since people are very busy and rarely have dinner together and if they do they use the kitchen instead. Some people even combined the living room and dining room, obtaining a new kind of room. But my intention for tonight is to tell you a few tips about how to arrange the furniture in your dining room properly, so that it won’t look too crowded with furniture or, on the contrary, too empty.

It simply does not matter if your dining room is Victorian style or very modern as long as you don’t have to shout when talking to your neighbour or you don’t have to sit at the table the entire evening because you are trapped in the middle and can’t get out.

First of all you should make sure there is enough space between the walls and the chairs seated around the dining table, so as to slide out easily when people want to get out. Then you should allow at least half a meter between the table and any door in order to ease access in and out of the room, especially for the host who might move around more when serving dinner.

Choose the appropriate chairs for the dining table, meaning the same size so as to allow chairs to go under the table easily and not get stuck when trying to slide them out. It is also a good idea to have a decent space between the dining table and the chandelier because some of the taller guests serving dinner might bump their heads into it. Then take care of the space between chairs because you don’t want your guests to stay stiff and stuffed elbow to elbow, making it impossible for them to have a nice dinner. These are just a few tips, but I consider them the most important ones, so feel free to add as many as you consider necessary in your comments.{picture source}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 16th, 2011


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