Many people mistakenly interpret the word “rustic” as meaning furnishings that are worn or somewhat broken down. In reality, the rustic style is popular not only for its exceptional beauty, but for the superior materials and craftsmanship used to make it last for years. That’s why you want to select rustic dining room furniture that will accommodate your needs for a long time. The central focus of the dining room is the table and chairs. That should be the starting place for furnishing your rustic dining room.
Rustic house decor is made from a variety of materials found in nature. Hickory, cedar log, and barnwood are used to build strong furniture with a rough, natural finish. The very nature of rustic design allows you to bring together a variety of materials and styles instead of being limited to coordinating the wood finishes like you do with other styles. This gives you more flexibility to add accessory pieces to the dining set of your choice instead of limiting the furniture pieces that will blend in.
Shapes and Size
Dining tables come in round, rectangular, square, and oval shapes. They may be made of rough boards or of logs. They come in heights that accommodate either regular dining chairs or benches. Some offer more flexibility by having extensions that allow you to expand your dining area. Before choosing which size and shape of dining table you need, you will need to consider how much seating room you need and the available space in your dining area. Measure the available space in the room. Leaving between 42 and 48 inches of space between the table and the wall or furniture on each side, how much room does that leave for the table?
Each diner requires approximately two feet of space to eat comfortably. If you only have larger numbers of guests on occasion, an expanding table may be your best option. To better visualize what a certain sized table will look like in your dining room, use a bed sheet folded to the exact dimensions in the area where the table will be placed.
Chairs and Accessories
The chairs you choose to complete your rustic dining room set will make a big impact on the overall style of the furniture. Cutout arm chairs feature trees, ducks and other rustic themes that give instant rustic appeal to the room. There are also upholstered and plain log chairs from which you can use a single design or mix-and-match for a more unique look. Benches in a variety of styles are also available to use with specially designed dining tables.
Although the dinette set is the focus point of your dining room, the right accessories can give a sense of unity to your theme. Buffets, hutches, and display cabinets can be used for needed storage and to add to the beauty of the dining room decor. Choose display items carefully to ensure they are the best way to take advantage of the beautiful rustic furniture instead of taking away from the rustic theme. To learn more about our rustic dining room furniture or to place your order, call Cabin Place at 877-884-0248.