A smart, functional kitchen and welcoming dining room are the hearts of the home – where friends and family tend to gravitate and where you create culinary masterpieces to share with loved ones. Read on to learn how to design your ideal kitchen and dining room to suit your style and your life.
Take a Seat at the Table
Dining room tables are as varied as their owners, so you can easily find a set that matches your unique personality. Your dining table anchors your space, so find one to match your style, and then you might consider selecting separate dining chairs to truly customize the look. Matching dining table sets, on the other hand, take away a lot of the time you'd spend mixing and matching, and come in every style from mid-century and modern to Mission and farmhouse. If you have a non-traditional dining space, look for breakfast nooks, bar & pub tables, or bar stools to pull up to a counter. Shop by category and narrow it down by seating, style, size, and more to find the perfect fit for your room.
Seek Out Stylish Storage
Buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are great dining room furniture additions that can be functional for storage, too. Use the top to serve meals, then store your china and silver in the drawers and cabinets, or select a china cabinet to show off your favorite serving ware.
Find Chef-Worthy Kitchen Furniture
If you need more workspace in the kitchen, kitchen islands or kitchen carts serve as a prep station, and you benefit from the extra storage space underneath. Bakers racks and pantry cabinets provide even more storage beyond built-in cabinets and give you more flexibility as you whip up your favorite recipes.
Add Entertaining Essentials
When it comes to hosting guests, pub tables and bistro sets open up your options by providing additional seating and ways to encourage socializing. Wine cabinets, home bars, and serving carts make it even easier for your guests to toast your hospitality (and your stylish space).
Start with your current kitchen and dining rooms, and add a dash of style, a touch of color, and a heaping spoonful of personality to make your space suit your individual taste. Find more inspiration for dining room furniture trends and ideas on our blog or Pinterest board; here at Hayneedle you'll find everything you need to create your ideal look, no matter your space, style, or budget.