Considering the past year we have had the dining room most of all seems to have taken on a new life, housing more home dinners than ever before and even becoming the new home office for some… Every body’s home life and structure is different, so our spaces should cater for that! Being in a family that still carries the tradition of family dinners (yes… phones away and TV off!) the dining room is filled with so many valuable memories making it one of our favourite spaces!
The home dining experience has well and truly evolved over the years… which ‘power couple’ will thrive in your dining room?!
The good old fashioned rectangular table and picnic bench has well and truly built a reputation indoors – more often than not being paired with standard dining chairs on the other side… so if you’re a person that needs symmetry this one isn’t for you! This trend started off as a space saving solution but now can be found paired with dining tables no matter how big or small.
Built in bench seating is a great way to fit more people in a smaller amount of space. Working with tight corners or awkwardly shaped rooms can be tricky, allowing enough space for people to slide chairs in and out and walk around the space. Bench seating is the perfect solution even by making it a built in extension of the kitchen, this certainly caters for a more casual approach to the home dining experience. By adding cushions and an upholstered bench seat you have the opportunity for further styling and certainly softens up the space making for a more casual dining experience.
Mix and match
This one is more targeted towards the chair themselves, but when it comes to creating the perfect table and chairs combo sometimes its just the chairs that need to be switched up. By mixing different styles of chairs you can create a sense of intrigue with your dining space without having to necessarily rely on fabrics and colours to do so.
Like I said earlier, our ways of living have changed and it certainly seems like dining rooms aren’t considered as much of a necessity in everybody’s home as they once did. Opting for a more casual style can be a great way to implement the practicality of a dining room but not have it dominate your home. Maybe a small round table with some chairs or stools that can be tucked under could be the perfect subtle addition – this would work great for small scale apartments too!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, those who are the host of the family will probably opt for a more traditional/formal style dining chair and table combination. Choosing bold and structured materials for your table and chairs will allow the dining space to stand out, don’t hesitate to play around with the upholstery as well, which will allow both your table and chairs to be the hero of the space.