08 October 2015
When shopping for new dining room furniture, it can be difficult to follow the current trends whilst staying true to your personal tastes and preferences. A combination of both is usually best. A dining room furniture set is a big investment, so it’s important that what you purchase today will still appeal to you a couple of years from now. Bespoke furniture has become a popular choice with many people who are redecorating their dining room, as it offers uniqueness and style at an affordable price.
Dining room sets come in a range of styles, from traditional and classic, to simple and elegant, to modern. Formal dining furniture is still a popular choice for many, as this type of set has a timeless look that will not date quickly. Dining sets made up of bespoke furniture are a great idea for those who are caught between wanting something that is ‘on trend’, whilst still having a classic style that will look good years from now, as bespoke furniture can be made with a combination of both modern and classic elements.
Many people today live in flats and houses where space is limited and so they need dining room furniture that makes the most of what little space is available. They often want multi-functional furniture that serves many different purposes. For instance, those who do not have tables in the kitchen may want to use the dining room for all of their meals, rather than just dinner or on special occasions. Modern homes generally have clean lines and simple decor, which gives the rooms of the house a fresh and contemporary look. The dining room furniture should be in a similar vein, with rectangular and square tables being the best choice for many. Speak to your furniture designer about how best to fit the shape of the table in with the room, so that it doesn’t take up too much space, but still offers enough table area for everyday meals and activities.
A lot of houses today have open layouts, so the dining room area may not be entirely separated from the other rooms of the house. To create a cosier feel in such a room, use darker woods for the furniture and consider using upholstered chairs in deep, rich colours such as emerald green, royal blue or burgundy.
For those who enjoying entertaining and having dinner parties, but are short on space in the dining room, then a custom built, extendable dining table is an excellent choice. These types of tables usually have two ends that can be laid out to increase the table size, or folded over to create more space in the room. In smaller dining rooms, lighter coloured furniture is usually the best option, along with some strategically placed mirrors, which will make the room appear far more spacious than it actually is. With carefully designed dining room furniture, you can transform a small and plain room into truly luxurious and elegant space, where it is a pleasure to spend time.
On these pages you will find some of Bill’s musings on what we have been making in the workshop recently, what research and development we have been undertaking, and several ideas for contemporary and traditional furniture from a craftsman’s mind.
William Garvey create beautiful objects with the greatest care and attention to detail and their unique pieces of furniture are without doubt, the antiques of the future’.
Jonathan Lovett - Association of Ideas.