Dining Room / January 12, 2018 / Clara Mcclelland.
It’s no secret that open-plan areas are a big hit these days, considering how much potential they add to a home in terms of space and socialising. But even though kitchens and living rooms are by far the most common spaces being designed in open-plan layouts, it’s not uncommon to see a dining area sneaking in here and there.Let’s take a peek examples of open-plan living- and dining rooms, just in case you require some inspiration for your own home.
When there's barely enough room for even a very small dining table, a breakfast bar can be a more practical dining furniture option, which is why we are including bar stools in this guide. Chic, fun and a little less formal than regular 'sit down' chairs, stools put the glamour back into mealtimes and simply tuck away, under the counter, when not in use. They really are ideal for modest homes where every spare inch of space counts.
As mentioned, rectangular tables present a certain advantage in terms of capacity that round- and square ones do not. Imagine having to place all the diners to be seated at this elongated table at a round one – you’d have to have a pretty big round table!. For big dinner parties, it’s best to opt for an elongated/rectangular table, as you get more space for chairs and guests.
For dining chairs that are built to last, there's no better material than oak. One of the strongest, prettiest and most accessible woods currently available, oak can be whittled by any master craftsman, into a fabulous set of dining chairs that will last a lifetime. Because oak is such a beautiful material, it can be turned to represent any design genre to an incredible standard. Contemporary, retro or traditional chairs will always look great in oak, not to mention bench seats.