How do I Decorate my New Luxury Dallas TX Home - Pt 2 -The Dining Room

Posted by Michael Foran on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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How do I Decorate my New Luxury Dallas TX Home - Part 2 is all about the Dining Room.

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 The Dining Room is a very important part of your new luxury Dallas Tx home.

1.  What is the most important part of the dining room?  The dining table and chairs, of course.

Each person likes a different style and the dining room is where you can really show off your style and whether you want it to be a formal or informal room.  Is it a place where you will only eat at holidays or when special guests come over?  If so, you may want it to be a more formal and elegant room.  Whether you are traditional or contemporary or anything in-between, you will want to showcase your special style in your dining room.

You need to know how big you want the dining table to be as well as what size table will work best in the room.  Do you want a round table, a square table or a rectangular table?  You will also need to know how much room you will need for chairs in the room.  You will need 2 and a half feet to comfortably pull out a chair from the edge of the table to the edge of the chair. Some room designers like to have 3 feet from the edge of the table so you will have lots of room.   This is a very important measurement because you want to have everyone get in and out from the table comfortably.

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It is also important to have comfortable dining chairs with luxury dining room furniture so that people can enjoy the meal and enjoy sitting around the table to talk afterwards.  Many clients are now choosing upholstered dining chairs to make the room more unique and also to make their guests more comfortable and cozy.

Usually you will use side chairs and 2 host chairs that may or may not have arms.  The arm chairs usually do take up a bit more space.  Many of our cients have 2 extra chairs in  the dining room for extra seating, if needed.  

2.  It is also a good idea to have a china cabinet or console in the dining room.  A china cabinet is usually taller and holds china as well as glassware and crystal.  A console is more for storing linens and decorative accessories, or you can use it as an extra serving area.  

3.  Picking out a chandelier for over your dining table can be a hard decision..  You need to pick out a chandelier that is the right style for your table and also the right size and height for the room.    This is another area where a professional interior designer can greatly help you.

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4,  Accessories and artwork are the "jewelry of the room".  What this means is that the dining room needs the artwork and accessories to make it special and unique.  Everyone likes to look at a beautiful picture or a magnificent mirror.

 The table centerpiece will stay there much of the time unless you are eating there. Therefore, it is very important to have just the right thing as a centerpiece and some amazing candleholders will also add some pizazz to your room.  

A beautiful rug will add a lot to your dining room.  Rugs come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes.  You need to get just the right size for your dining table and chairs.  You do not want to skimp on the size because you need to be sure the chair legs will fit nicely on the rug.  This is another area where it helps to have a complete floor plan and an interior designer can help you with this.

So, if you are planning a new dining room or want to redo an old dining room, it is a good idea to start with a floor plan and then coordinate the walls, ceiling, floors, furniture and rug. A good professional interior designer can help you with everything to make your dream dining room become a reality. 

This is a 4 part blog on "How do I Decorate my New Luxury Dallas TX Home"

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