The dining room of our home can be a space that is integrated with the kitchen, but can also be separated from it, either in an environment dedicated only to this purpose or sharing space with the living room. Choosing one of these options is a personal and functional aspect, although often the dimensions of our house are conditioned. It would be very appropriate to have a dining room located in the kitchen daily to facilitate daily household chores and another dining room, separated from the room or attached to it, very suitable for special occasions, whether family meals or with friends. Whatever option we choose, we must always follow some basic principles.
The arrangement of tables and chairs will depend on the space available, and as far as possible we will avoid bringing a table to the wall as this would force one or more of the guests to look towards the wall.
We will try to place the table near a window or source of natural lighting and we will also place a spot of light on the table, taking care that plague is not at eye level with people when they sit down. An adjustable light in height is very practical if we plan to dedicate the kitchen table to other activities, such as ironing or sewing. A buffet type furniture will allow us to store all those objects and utensils related to the table, from the cutlery or crockery to tablecloths and napkins. If this piece of furniture is in the form of a showcase, it will allow us to create an enchanting exhibition area that will give life to the dining room. When we decorate a dining room that will be used on special occasions, possibly with more diners than usual, we will make sure that the table can be extended. Modern trends in design flee the tables with numerous chairs, bandonating the classic formula of four chairs and two armchairs surrounding the table. If we opt for these more contemporary solutions, we must ensure that there are enough chairs in the house for these special occasions and that they are of the same height or as similar as possible. We must also think about when we may need an auxiliary furniture to the main table to leave those items that do not fit on the table. A table with wheels is ideal for this purpose, and we can even use it for other purposes, to serve coffee in the room or as a bar furniture.
The dining room does not allow too many variations in terms of furniture. Although it may seem like a space where we can not allow ourselves to be carried away by creativity, we must think that it will be very grateful to decorate the table with details and that this becomes the center of attention of the dining room. We must take advantage of special occasions to decorate the table with attention. With limited resources and great imagination we can make a table a place of surprising aesthetic interest. On the other hand, if the dining room is next to the room, surely this will be the center of attention and will leave the dining room in the background. We can decorate each of the spaces with a different style, a resource that will help us differentiate the two areas. The choice of a more formal style for the salon is more appropriate.
What you have to take into account:
- Place a light on the dining table, at a suitable height so as not to blind the guests.
- Get an auxiliary table, possibly with wheels, to place the belongings, accessories and even to serve coffee in the room.
- Install a cabinet with showcase in the dining room where a tableware or a cutlery that gives life to the space.
What you should never do:
- Bring the dining room table to one of the walls of the room, since it can generate uncomfortable spaces for diners.
- Decorate the dining room with a more formal style than the living room or living room, which is out of tune with the character of the home.
- Place the dining room away from the kitchen, as it is impractical when transporting food.
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