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Spring is finally here, and with it the Easter and Passover holidays. Whether you’re planning an Easter feast for the family or hosting a Seder, you want your dining room to reflect the festive feel and show off your home’s distinctive style. After all, so many of our best memories are made around the table, enjoying holidays with friends and family!

If you’re considering updates to your dining area, from a new table and chairs to revamped lighting, we recommend taking the following into consideration:

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE?:

Current trends in dining room design include:

Urban industrial, blending wood, metal and glass

Transitional styles to fit with a variety of home décors

Contemporary chic, especially for homes in cities

Rustic chic, combining wooden tables with upholstered chairs

Traditional, for your formal dining room

 

PLAN YOUR SPACE:

Your dining area is unique to your home! Allow the layout of your space to inform the furniture you choose to fill it with, such as a round table for smaller spaces or a rectangular table for a long room.

If you have a big family or frequently have large crowds to your home for dinner parties, consider a dining room set with flexible seating options such extra chairs or benches as well as extension leaves to add to your table.

If your home has an eclectic style, consider mixing and matching chairs with different colors or fabric styles. You can even mix and match styles. As long as your chairs look good together, go for it!

Benches have become chic options for modern dining rooms. Comfortable without sacrificing style, bench seats add a communal feel to your table.

There’s an old saying in the furniture business: “measure twice, buy once.” Before you start shopping, measure the space you have available for a new dining set. If you live in an older home or condominium building, it’s advisable to measure entryways and elevators too!

 

ACCESSORIZING:

Servers and sideboards add versatility to your dining area. From providing additional storage for your tableware to hosting a holiday buffet, these stylish pieces are a helpful complement to your home.  Don't be afraid to mix & match!

For more formal dining rooms, a china cabinet or hutch is a wonderful addition. Showcase your fine china or family heirlooms in the display cases while the drawers and enclosed shelves provide additional storage.

Pillows add a pop of color to dining room chairs. They’re also great for extra lumbar support!

The right area rug can, to quote The Dude, “tie the whole room together!

Oversized mirrors, frames and wall art add another layer of style to your dining area.

 

 

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