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Dining Room Decisions

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by MattY in Dining Room Furniture - (0 Comments)

Dining Room FurnitureBuying a table might not seem like a big deal. When it comes to buying a dining table though, they have an entire room dedicated to them! At the end of the day, all functioning tables will be a place you can set food on, but there’s a lot more to it than that. You need a table that fits the space you have to put it in, compliments the space, and has the features you need.

One of the main things to consider when looking for a dining table is how large the space you will be putting it in is. While the room may be a certain number of square feet, make sure you take in to consideration all of the other items in the room. If you have a dining room with a lot of curio cabinets, dining room furniture, chairs and artwork, your 200 square feet of dining room real estate may be halved. Making sure there is enough room around the table for chairs and walking.

When it comes to the shape of your table, it usually depends on the space. Traditionally, square tables compliment square rooms, round tables in small spaces, and rectangular tables in narrow spaces. The size depends on how many people will be dining at the table and what functions it will be used for.

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Dining Room FurnitureThe Turino Dining set is the perfect centerpiece for a summer dining area. This set features modern styling of a rustic, hand-made look and comes in a grey oak stain finish.

The large table for this set provides ample surface area for six diners that can be comfortably seated on the four padded chairs and one padded bench that is large enough for two people.

A popular trend in country-styled dining areas is to mix and match seating options with various designs and styles and coordinate them by matching upholstery or colors. This collection of dining room furniture is an ideal way to easily incorporate this trend into your home.

This set will look perfect with a similarly rustic-themed room or a modern space full of fun, antique accents. To keep your vintage decor from becoming dull and looking too worn-out, makes sure to add bright colors, florals and plants, and patterns through textile updates such as rugs, table clothes and window dressings.

Rustic rooms can often become cluttered with large collections of small pieces. Instead, keep your space feeling open and airy.  Utilize large statement pieces to create the desired feel of the room and leave the rest up to the imagination. For storing antique collections, try using a curio cabinet to reduce clutter and display your collection with visibility and lighting.

 

Curio CabinetsEverybody has a collection of some sort. If left unattended, these vast stockpiles of stuff will become not much more than that: piles of stuff. If you’ve worked hard on amassing a collection worthy of admiration, then you are going to need a place to display it!

Curio cabinets are a perfect solution for this. There are a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials that are combined to stunningly showcase your hard work and dedication. Curio cabinets are cabinets with walls and doors made out of glass that allow people to look from multiple directions at decorative or valuable pieces inside. These capital cabinets create the feeling of admiring priceless pieces of artwork at a museum by properly illuminating and displaying the items inside.

In most homes, they work superbly to store items vertically, thus alleviating the need for table top space and piles. Curio Cabinets can be used for anything from DVD storage to crystal collections or children’s artwork. Anything that you feel like displaying will become a center of attention in your home.

The curio cabinet featured here is a half round style. Other options include rectangular or full circle cabinets. The shape and size depend entirely on the room or space in which you have for the curio cabinet.

sauder furnitureFor children, the highest thrill is the sight of a large gift wrapped next to the Christmas tree. A present so inexcusably enormous, it cannot be shaken to determine its contents. At One Way Furniture, we have hundreds of these gifts, the ones that grow into lasting holiday memories alongside backyard sledding excursions and fireside gatherings.

Once the family clears the table, returns the dining room furniture, and prepares to unwrap gifts, we know that kids are probably not hoping for a pair of curio cabinets under the tree, which is specifically why we carry playroom furniture. Whitney Bros is one of our favorite manufacturers and their Climb and Slide Play Tower is one of their best ever. At just the perfect height for small children, this tower features three-way access with a mock rock wall, ladder, and stairs. The pièce de résistance, of course, is the blue slide. Overall, the equipment is built from dependable birch wood with a natural finish and is Green Guard certified.

While we are obviously partial to their larger furniture, we also offer plenty of Whitney Bros’ smaller items like tabletop light boxes, mirror stands, and coat racks. If you need a unique gift for a toddler this year, our selection is sure to satisfy.

curio cabinetsEmerging at the height of the European Renaissance in the 16th century, curio cabinets have enjoyed a long and storied history for the past 500 years. Originally, enlightened philosophers, artists, and general adventurers used the cabinets (or wunderkammern) to show off trophies, souvenirs, and the prizes of international excursions. As the centuries succeeded each other, aristocratic families stored valuable heirlooms while scientists downsized the curio cabinet to store important artifacts and special collections.

In the 21st century, the modern curio cabinet has grown to become a permanent and essential piece of living room and dining room furniture and continues to accentuate many walls and corners today. We still display items with sentimental value and cherished family possessions in curio cabinets and One Way Furniture offers a wide selection to fit perfectly in any home.

Our favorite might well be the American Drew Jessica McClintock Curio Cabinet. This white, stately piece includes everything you need: two glass doors and four adjustable shelves, two touch-light systems, and a polished silver leaf finish. At long last, you can own an elegant cabinet to display your grandmother’s Norwegian silverware set, your jade vase from Thailand, and those gold-rimmed cocktail glasses you picked up in Las Vegas last year!