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by Staff Writer Your dining table is the focus of your dining room and ties all of your dining room furniture together. Although your dining chairs will not be the main attraction of your room, they will be the key to a successful dining experience. If your dining room chairs are uncomfortable, your dinner parties may be, also. Your chairs will need to complement your other dining room furniture while creating just the right seating for every holiday party. Let us help you buy dining chairs that will fit your room, your table and your lifestyle while still being comfortable and stylish.
by Laura Leiva Dining chairs are a vital part of any dining room. With the variety of fabrics, size and materials, however, choosing the ideal dining chair might seem like a chore. For parties and entertaining, the type of dining chairs you have create an overall feel for the room, whether it is a casual or formal setting, and they also allow your guests to be comfortable during their stay. Have questions about this type of furniture? Look below to find answers to the most frequently asked questions about dining room chairs.
by Amanda Mears The goal when creating a livable dining room in your home is to find balance. You want a place suitable for elegant dinner parties as well as casual family meals. The main pieces of furniture in any dining room are the table and chairs. Whether you've chosen a sleek banquet table or a charming round one, the chairs you place around it can be a comfortable style statement. This guide explains why you may want to ditch your standard wooden chairs for chairs covered with durable slipcovers that add color and warmth to your family dining room.
by Valerie David Whether you're looking for dining chairs, kids' chairs, bar stools, lawn furniture or office chairs, both plastic and wood designs are available. Are you looking for bright colors, smooth curves or ornate styles? Each material has its benefits, so you can select the chairs that are the perfect furniture for your home.
by Andrea Sparks When your baby starts eating solid foods, it's time to invest in a high chair or booster seat. The question is, which is better for you and your baby? High chairs and booster seats are both useful when it comes time to feed your baby. Many parents prefer the traditional high chair, while others like the space-saving aspects of a booster seat. You may find yourself leaning towards one, the other or even both for feeding baby. The following tips can help you decide whether a high chair or a booster seat will best fit your needs and lifestyle.
by Trisha Berendt Whether it's a sofa for your living room, a chaise for your bedroom, or a chair for your dining room, upholstered furniture is comfortable and stylish. You may be tempted to simply pick your favorite color, but remember that the inner construction of each piece makes just as much difference to the quality as the exterior does. When you're shopping, consider all of the features, and you'll end up buying pieces that will perfectly suit your needs.
by Emily Lloyd Whether you need new dining room furniture because you're redecorating or filling a new house, there are a few important things you'll need to remember. Your dining room is a place of conversation, entertainment and contentment. This means you'll want to coordinate colors and style, and most importantly, make sure that your dining room furniture matches your dining room. Keep reading for helpful tips and hints on how to match your dining room furniture to your dining room.
by Emily Lloyd Dining rooms are only as good as the dining tables used to decorate them. It doesn't matter if you're completely remodeling or you merely want to upgrade your dining area; dining tables are one of the most important pieces of furniture for your kitchen or dining room. Your dining room is more than just a place to eat. It's a place where wonderful memories are made, whether with friends or family, during weekly dinners or over the holidays. Investing in a dining table set instantly upgrades the atmosphere and appearance of your dining room. However, you need to know what kind of dining room table to purchase in order to show off your house at its fullest potential. Not all dining tables fit all styles. Keep reading to find out which are the most popular styles of dining tables so you can pick the one that best fits your personality and your home's decor.
by Angela Tague Add color and warmth to your dining room by laying area rugs atop hardwood or tiled floors. Round area rugs are a perfect fit for dining rooms with circular tables. Whether it's the main dining table, a decorative accessory table or simply a floor lamp with a spherical lamp shade, round area rugs are the perfect accent piece. They can also be used to freshen the look of worn or stained carpet in a well-used dining room.
by Andrea Sparks Your backyard is designed for your family to enjoy, and the kids in your family likely spend a lot of time back there during the summer. Whether your kids are playing in the yard or joining the family for a weekend barbecue, you want them to be safe and happy. Make the most of your outdoor space by choosing patio furniture your kids can enjoy with you.
by Trisha Berendt Butterfly leaf tables are a helpful solution for solving space problems in a smaller dining room. Rather than settling for a tiny table that can't accommodate special occasions, use a butterfly leaf table that can be extended to allow for more seating. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions about butterfly leaf tables.
by Amanda Mears Midcentury modern refers to the time period between 1930 and 1965 when designers and architects began focusing on simple yet creative design. It was during this period that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright experimented with organic architecture, building some of his most well-known homes and using scenery to inspire innovative designs. Some of the most recognizable furniture was also designed during this time period. From the Eames lounge chair to the slender tulip chair, the midcentury movement produced pieces that are still staples in modern homes. To get the midcentury look in your own home, use simple pieces of furniture combined with these essential decorative accessories.
by Amanda Mears Patterned area rugs simultaneously add style to your home and protect your floors from wear, making them a smart choice for any room. Decorating with a printed rug can seem like a big commitment, but there is actually a lot of versatility when it comes to patterned area rugs.
by Staff Writer With so much time spent indoors, it's easy to neglect the garden and patio area. Many people don't think about what the space needs until they are using it, and then they might not use it that often because it doesn't have the comforts found in a home. But adding a few garden decor pieces to a patio and yard can make the outside just as comfortable as the inside.
by Amanda Mears If you have a surplus of king sheets taking up space in your linen closet, try using them in different ways. Flat king-sized sheets aren't confined the bed, so take advantage of their large yardage and use them creatively around the house. Buying king-size sheets is often cheaper than purchasing raw fabric, and they are already hemmed, which makes sewing projects easier. Keep reading to learn three unique ways to use king sheets.
by Staff Writer Wood furniture evokes a sense of tradition, harkening back to the days when household goods were not only handmade but often also self-produced. Wood furniture comes in a variety of wood types and finishes to suit any home decor. Of the many woods used, however, there are preferences for certain types of furniture. This glossary will help you buy wood furniture by sorting out which kinds of wood are best for a particular type of furniture.
by Nina Makofsky The very popular shabby chic decorating style goes by many names, including country cottage and rustic style. While these types of shabby chic home decor have slight deviations in terms of palette, patterns and finishes, the essential philosophy of shabby chic design is valuing well-loved and distressed items over new ones. Decorating in a shabby chic style might only involve adding a few repurposed shabby chic accessories, such as family heirlooms, do-it-yourself projects and flea market finds, to your home decor. Read on for tips on shabby chic decorating.
by Staff Writer You've furnished your patio with new patio furniture, but you aren't done yet. Not all decks and patios are perfectly shaded, and you can't always set up your outdoor furniture under shade-giving trees. Protect yourself and your family from the sun with patio umbrellas and shades. Buying patio umbrellas is easy when you know what to look for.
by Christina Wright An elegant table setting sets the tone for a meal, guides your guests through the courses and informs them of what's to come. With the many choices in table settings, you may be hesitant about what would be right for your kitchen and dining room. A table setting includes dinnerware, glassware and flatware, along with any serveware and decorations you may include. Each place setting needs certain items, depending on the formality of the meal. We recommend having enough dinnerware, glassware and flatware to create eight to 12 place settings. With this table setting buying guide, you'll be able to sort through the selections in our kitchen and dining department to create beautiful table settings for the special occasions in your home.