Dining Room Guide from Dunelm Mill

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Here at Dunelm Mill we are proud to offer a stunning range of dining room furniture. From solid oak dining tables, to luxurious leather seats, sophisticated sideboards to stylish oak cabinets, you’re sure to find the perfect look for your home. When decorating your dining room, it’s often hard to know where to start. We believe the best approach is to choose a few key dining room items that will really help to centre the whole look of your room. A large wooden dining table with stylish brown leather seats will help to give your room that traditionally classic look. This style is often complemented by a neutral background as the dining table can act as the focal point of the room.

  1. Types of Dining Room Furniture
  2. Dining Room Furniture Care Instructions
  3. View our Range of Dining Room Furniture

Types of Dining Room Furniture

In general, when it comes to dining rooms, less is more. However, there are a few key items that are a must for any dining room if you want to create the ultimate dining experience.

Dining Room Tables
A high quality solid wood table can add a true touch of style and class to any dining room. However, when purchasing wooden furniture there are several aspects that need to be considered. Due to the nature of wood no two pieces of furniture will be identical, differences occur within the very aspects that characterise wood; colour, grain and durability. Oak is often favoured for dining room tables due to its hardwearing properties, strength and style. However, it is important to note that wooden furniture can be affected by temperature and so should not be placed directly in front of an open fire or on top of underground heating. A dining room can be the ideal setting for a dinner party with friends at the weekend or simply a chance to catch up on the day’s events with family, whatever the purpose of your dining room it is important that you choose the right style, shape and sized dining table for your room. Here at Dunelm Mill we have a wide range of table designs to choose from, such as our drop leaf collection which allows you to fold away each side of the table when not in use, thereby taking up less room in your home. This design is perfect if you are short on space but still desire a large dining table for those big family meals. Another space saving choice that has proved very popular with our customers is the butterfly table. This table is characterised by its oval shape that can be folded down on either side leaving a compact shape that can easily be stored away when not needed. We also have a beautiful range of traditional wooden dining tables that will act as a centrepiece to your dining room.

Dining Room Chairs
Dining room chairs come in all types of designs, shapes and sizes and can act as either a complementary product to your dining room table or as accent pieces to your room in general. The type of chair that you choose for your dining room can make all the difference to the finished look of your room. In recent years a very popular choice has been the high backed leather dining chair. This product is not only a highly luxurious and stylish product but it is also extremely comfortable and complements a plain wooden dining table perfectly. This design of dining chair is often used to add a bit of style and sleek design to the table and chair ensemble and will help with the colour scheme for the rest of the room. Other popular choices include the simple yet stylish plain wooden backed seats. This range is perfect if you crave a subtle understated look for your chairs, leaving room for your dining table to really take centre stage. In recent years there has been an influx of people craving a country cottage style to their home, this look can be carried throughout the entire house and can really be emphasised in the dining room. Our beautiful range of white oak dining chairs will help to perfect this look perfectly, with their white wooden backing contrasted with the traditional wood coloured seat you will have the ideal country kitch look.

A sideboard is a very elegant piece of furniture and the perfect addition to any dining room. Not only will this product add a touch of style and class to your room but it is also an extremely practical purchase. Sideboards are often used to store all manner of dining products such as crockery and cutlery, the storage of these products in the dining room itself means that everything required for the perfect dinner setting can be easily found in one place. A sideboard can also be used as a decorative piece, highlighting a certain style or look for your dining room, such as classic and traditional or cosy country cottage. The addition of a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers placed on top of the sideboard really helps to accentuate the products beauty and style. The popularity of sideboards has grown over the years and is now quite a common sight in most dining rooms throughout the UK. The traditional sideboard was first brought to market in the 18thcentury; however, it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that this product really took off. The most likely reason for this sudden burst of popularity is down to increased disposable income during this period, with more homes dedicating a whole room solely to dining – a factor previously considered to be a luxury. In more recent years sideboards have begun to emerge in other rooms such as the living room, this emphasises the versatility of the product’s visual attractiveness and practicality.

Dining Room Furniture Care Instructions

The majority of our dining room furniture collection can be kept looking its best relatively simply, often a light dust should do the trick. However, if you spill any form of liquid or stain your dining room furniture in any way the cleaning instructions that accompanies each individual piece of furniture will advise you on the best approach for cleaning.