Furniture and décor should be adapted to the size, lighting, closeness of the living room, amount and entertaining contemplated. Expandable tables are available in drop-leaf, Furniture and décor should be adapted to the size, lighting, closeness of the living room, amount and entertaining contemplated. Expandable tables are available in drop-leaf, extension console or dining room (leaves are inserted) types.
Folding chairs which may be stored eliminate the problem of crowding too many chairs into limited space. Dining chair sets may consist of two upholstered chairs, wing or barrel type, with low arms, and 4 or 6 armless chairs. Color interest may be obtained in chair sets. If the dining area is connected to the living room, the décor (and the rug treatment) should be carried over, or blended.
Dining accessories should not be visible in the living room. The dining room may be separated from the living room by the screen, collapsible, wooden curtains, a window shade type of curtain, fiber glass partitions, or sliding door. If the dining-living room is one, the table may be a drop-leaf against the wall. Cupboards should be placed so as not to face significant chair grouping. However, a china closet may be made an important decorative piece to display little bric-a-brac.
A sideboard provides storage space area in a dining area. The top may be decorated with candlesticks, flowers, decanters, silver set, etc. Additional storage space may be provided by a corner cupboard. Accessory furniture may include plant stands, small table, tea wagon, etc. The tea cart is universally applauded as a great serving aid. A folding screen is useful to shut off the view of the living room while setting up, or the kitchen while serving. Tables and chairs should be placed in any position in the room to interfere least with traffic.
Floor covering should be patterned (to minimize the visibility of spots). Linoleum, rubber tile, braided or hooked rugs, or broadloom are satisfactory.
Wallpaper may be a scenic design, Chinese patterns, small scenes like an English hunting scene or Early American stripes, the fruit of floral design. A chair rail, with solid color paint or paper on the bottom and design on top, is useful. dining
Many dining rooms today serve several functions. They can still be available for gracious dining and at the same time posses an impressive air of activity and everyday usefulness. Replace the traditional formal background with bright, cheerful and informal colors.
Use a corner for dining purposes and turn the rest of the room into groupings to suit the family interest, as of a game or card center, a study corner, a sewing unit, or even a child’s playroom if the dining room is located where it gets the sunshine. In this case, the lower section of the cupboard can be used as a storage space for toys. I hope this article useful for you and for someone who wants to arrange the dining room or as an inspiration to get dining room decorating ideas.