Dining Room / February 6, 2018 / Priscilla Douglass.
When it comes to dining tables, the traditional wooden hue is not the only one that breaks the ice. Other tasteful colours can do wonders too. For instance, in this dining area, the bold magenta table top perfectly complements the interior shade of the quirky kitchen. Coupled with rich wooden tones, it enhances the modern yet regal appearance of the space.
You will need to think about your table a little bit, so why not use the shape of it as a guiding influence? Round tables will work well with different styles of chairs than rectangular tables, after all. We think that curves go well together, as you can see here, with ergonomic chairs surrounding a circular table.
Finally, how stringent are you about having a perfectly matching set of chairs? Maybe it would work a little better to give the kids a bench seat to enjoy, while you and the other adults all have proper chairs? Or maybe you all want a personalised vintage chair that you've painted yourself? Either way, get out of the mindset that each chair has to be exactly the same.
Wooden chairs, finished with a luxuriously quilted seat cushions, not only look pretty, they are fantastically comfortable as well, making them ideal for both formal and informal dining. The only aspect to be very careful about is the fabric covering the pads, as it will need to be washable. Nobody wants to deal with pesky pesto stains or tomato marks, long-term and family homes always seem to encounter spills.