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Boulder Design: Upgrading Your Eating Space With A Dining Room Set

Upgrading Your Eating Space With A Dining Room Set - AboutBoulder.com

Upgrading your dining room can elevate your dining experience. With the right decor, lighting, flooring, and furniture, you can create a cohesive dining space for you and your household and any guests you may be expecting for a future dinner party or game night.

The US kitchen and dining furniture market is expected to reach a staggering $38.81 billion in 2024, with market researchers expecting further growth at an annual growth rate of 3.79% between 2024 and 2029. Compared to global rates, the US generates the highest revenue in this segment. Various factors, including the rise of e-commerce and online sales and shifting consumer preferences, drive this market growth. In the US, homes vary due to differences in cultural backgrounds and lifestyles. This diversity can be seen in the demand for different kitchen and dining furniture styles. For example, people living in urban areas have preferred more sleek and modern designs in their furniture. In contrast, customers in suburban or rural areas may prefer traditional or rustic styles more.

The dining set is one of the most important elements of a dining room. Depending on how many people you live with and how often you plan on using your dining room, some dining sets are better for your dining room than others. Below, we’ll be highlighting some things to keep in mind when getting a dining room set for your dining space:

Keeping the layout flexible

It can help to keep flexibility in mind when looking for your dining set. Even if you live alone, there may be occasions or times when you’ll have guests over and need more space or seating options. One of the best ways to stay flexible is through a dining set with a bench, as a singular bench will be easier to move around in case you need to make space in the dining room. Whether you need to seat two guests or four, a bench is also easier to work with than having a set number of chairs. Similarly, the bench can be moved to another room in the house if you need extra seating.

If you’re starting with a regular dining set, you don’t have to worry about getting a whole new set just for a bench. You could check out Boulder’s lively thrifting scene, which is home not only to vintage clothing and eclectic home decor options but also retro and affordable furniture pieces. Just remember to find a bench that matches the general look of your existing dining set, such as a similarly colored wood or base.

Focusing on the flooring

It’s no secret that the flooring in your dining room will be subjected to heavy foot traffic and the occasional spills and stains from food and drinks. As such, it’s just as important to consider dining room flooring as much as you do the dining set. To do so, experts recommend focusing on aspects like style and design, durability, and ease of cleaning. Durability is paramount if you have a heavy dining set where chairs will constantly be moved and dragged around.

If you’re limited by your flooring or live in a rented house, there are other ways to customize and optimize your dining room flooring. One of the best ways to do this is by getting an area rug for your dining space. This can help add a touch of color to your dining room and tie the overall look together. A rug can also protect high-quality flooring from the occasional kitchen or dining room spills.

Matching your lighting

Finally, another great way to help your dining set match your dining room is by using lighting. Well-placed lighting can help elevate the dining experience. For example, warm earth tones can help create a cozy and inviting vibe in your dining room, helping create a soft and intimate scene for the people using the dining room.

Some lighting options are also great for certain types of dining sets. Above, we mentioned thrifting as an option for finding your dining furniture. A vintage or retro dining set can stand out from the rest of your dining room, but taking the time to make your DIY light fixture, such as a chandelier, can add a playful and vintage touch to your dining space. DIY lighting can also help add color to the room while ensuring it matches your dining set. If your dining room is rustic, a Scandi chandelier would be a good option as it would match the dining set and elevate the room.

If you are looking to upgrade your dining room with a dining set, we do hope this article provides inspiration.

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