While the kitchen may be the heart of the home, your dining room is where you and your family and friends will gather to enjoy a meal. In many households, the dining room serves many different purposes, from a gathering place during the holidays to a place where your children may work on homework or school projects. It’s important that your dining room is equipped to handle each purpose, and in today’s post, we will give you a few tips for ways in which you can maximize the space in your dining room.

Over the years, your dining room will see a lot of wear and tear, and it’s important to invest in furniture that can withstand the test of time. At Russell’s of Waterford, we can help you find the high-quality furniture you need at an affordable price. Our team of experts has years of experience, and we are more than prepared to assist you with all of your furniture buying needs. Browse our gallery to view photos of a few of the pieces that we offer, and visit our furniture showroom to find all of the home furnishings you need!

Consider the Size and Shape of Your Table

Designing your dining room can be tricky, as most dining areas are confined to a certain room. Measuring the space is an important first step, especially if you only have a small amount of space to work with. After you have measured the area, you will next need to think about the size and shape of your dining room table. The table is the most prominent feature in your dining room, and will therefore take up the most space. That being said, keep in mind that you will also need room for people to move in and out of their chairs.

Dining room tables come in many different shapes and sizes, and choosing the right style will either help or hurt the overall look of the room. For example, if you have a smaller dining room space, it’s best to stay away from longer tables because they will make the room feel more narrow. Instead, try a small, circular table to give your dining room a wider feel. When deciding on the size and shape of your table, take into account the number of people you typically want to seat around your table and the type of entertaining that you plan to do.

Dining Room Storage

Those with a smaller dining room may not have the freedom to add additional home furnishings to the space. However, if you are fortunate enough to have a larger dining room, you may want to consider adding in pieces such as buffets or china cabinets. These larger pieces are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also a great way to add storage to your space. For example, a buffet cabinet with drawers will give you a place to tuck away unused placemats, fancy silverware, or even a few centerpieces. If you like to host gatherings and family dinners, then the buffet can also be used to place serving dishes of food.

Find Everything You Need at Russell’s!

At Russell’s of Waterford, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of high-quality home furnishings that will withstand the test of time. Whether you’re looking for dining room sets, sectional sofas, or other pieces, you can count on us to have everything you need. Browse our website to see a selection of what we have, or visit our furniture showroom to find even more quality home furnishings.

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