The dining room has to be beautiful, of course. But it is very pleasant if it is at the same time practical and efficient. For example, it’s very annoying when you don’t have enough space at the table. Or if you have to walk a long way to get what you need. Fortunately, you can combine beautiful and practical. We give 5 tips to do that.
Many people choose the wrong size dining table for the dining room. The first mistake is an oversized table. This leaves too little room to walk around the table. The second mistake is a too small dining table. Think about how many people at the table should be able to eat. You should be able to put enough chairs around it and then in such a way that no one is bothered by the table legs. Especially with a round table, a central undercarriage is a practical choice.
In the dining room there are also dining chairs. A dining chair should match your dining table. It is also important that they are practical. Choose chairs that are easy to slide or choose dining chairs on wheels. The upholstery should also be handy. If you are alone with adults, then you can go for leather or suede, for example. However, these fabrics are not practical at all if you have children. Then you’d better go for plastic, wood or chairs with loose upholstery that you can wash.
Most dining rooms also have a sideboard. It contains the plates and cutlery, so you can easily set the table. Make sure that the sideboard is placed in a convenient place close to the table. Choose a sideboard that is not only beautiful, but also practical. For example, closed cupboard doors are a good choice for small children. With adults, glass cupboard doors are also very nice and you can immediately see where everything is.
Your walking route is very important in the dining room. Put the furniture down in such a way that you can easily reach all doors. The main route is the one between the table and the kitchen. Make sure you can pass easily and safely with hot pans and stacks of crockery. Do you want to make a play corner, or place other furniture? Then you do it so that you don’t have to worry about it in your walking route.
Finally, choose good lighting above the table. Keep in mind that the light falls well on the table. You want to be able to read well even in winter when sitting at the table. But if you like to eat together in a pleasant atmosphere, then it is best to choose a dimmable lamp. Because the light is dimmable, you can choose the amount of light that suits the occasion. Choose lamps that are beautiful and hang centrally above the table. Keep in mind that they don’t hang too low and that you can’t bump your head against them!
Your dining room can be very beautiful and practical. If the dining room is super stylish, but it’s not practical then you’ll be annoyed! So it’s important to make a good combination of the two here. Luckily it’s not as hard as you think. By preparing yourself well and thinking about some practical things, you can decorate your dining room both nicely and practically and efficiently.