If your pride yourself on your hosting skills, you might love having friends and family over to your place for dinner parties.
To really wow your guests, you’ll need to think about every last detail of your soirees. For example, as well as spending time creating sumptuous menus, it’s important that your home looks the part, and this is where gorgeous dining room tables and chairs come in handy.
Why wood is perfect
There’s certainly no shortage of products available for you to choose from these days, including plastic, metal and glass items. However, when it comes to creating the perfect setting for meals at home, there’s no substitute for wooden furniture.
People have used oak furniture throughout history and it’s not hard to see why. This material can be hardy and practical and, above all, it looks fantastic.
Timber has a natural charm and elegance and it can be used to complement many different styles. For example, it looks completely at home in traditional rooms and it can exude warmth and homeliness.
At the same time, when combined with minimalistic decor and fittings, it can reflect a chic, modern look.
Do the maths
Before you go ahead and order dining room chairs and tables, you’ll need to have a careful think about how many people you tend to cater for. If you have the luxury of oodles of space and can afford to splash out on very large tables, you might think ‘the bigger, the better’. After all, when you have smaller groups around for a meal, you can always group them together at one end of the table to create a cosier, more intimate atmosphere.
However, if like lots of people you’re working with limited square footage, you might have to be a little more pragmatic. Luckily, there are lots of superb tables for you to choose from in all manner of shapes and sizes. One superb option is to invest in an extendable version. You can use this to cater for larger groups as and when you need to, and the rest of the time it can be folded down to a smaller, more manageable size, giving you more room to manoeuvre.
Display cabinets and sideboards
Meanwhile, to add extra interest to your dining room, it’s well worth taking a look at the range of display cabinets and sideboards available. These items can make a great focal point and add elegance and class to the space.
Also, they’re really handy when it comes to storing items. If you’re lacking space in your kitchen cupboards, they can be a real life-saver.
It’ll be alright on the night
As long as you’ve got your menu nailed and you have the ideal dining room furniture, you should be able to show you’re the host with the most.
It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the finer details. Even simple touches like adding a vase of flowers as a centrepiece for your table and lighting a couple of candles can really add to the overall effect.