All your most important dinners take place at the dining room table — any time you have guests for dinner, they eat at the dining room table. It’s also the place where holiday meals are served. In many homes, Sunday dinner is an important weekly event served, of course, in the dining room. It’s important to choose furnishings for the dining room that are not only nice to look at, but comfortable (some holiday dinners can last for hours), and easy to maneuver around. As a rule, your guests should have 42″-48″ of space between the table and the wall. Also, your table should be wide enough to accommodate formal place settings, a centerpiece, and serving plates for food. In addition to keeping the room comfortable, your furnishings should reflect the style of the room.
There is a huge variety of styles of dining room tables, chairs, and benches to choose from. As you begin to furnish your home, the number of choices can be overwhelming. Try not to let yourself become overwhelmed — try to remember to have fun with your design. You can always stop by the Alice Lane Collection for ideas guidance and, of course, a little inspiration.