Every room in our home serves a practical purpose or function. The bedroom is where we rest, relax, and wind down after a long day at work. The kitchen is where we cook our meals, prepare the morning coffee, and congregate before a busy day. The living room is where we watch television, relax, and have family time or where friends hang out. The dining room where we have family meals, holiday parties, or intimate conversations with people we love. The right dining room furniture can help you create a better dining experience, a positive atmosphere, and be welcoming and inviting.
Psychologists will tell you that there are clues all over your house and living spaces that say important things about you and who we are. We organize and decorate our homes with furniture, photos, trinkets, or artwork that is important to us. Some might even say it is a window to the subconscious.
When it comes to dining room furniture, there are plenty of options to express yourself and create a room that is inspirational and says something about you. First, you might consider what the main activity is in the room. You might use your dining area as more than just a place to eat, but a half office or workspace that is always occupied. This might affect your decision. Let’s start with the basics. Most people will choose dining room furniture based on a couple of general styles:
- Traditional: This is for people that want their dining room or experience to have a more traditional feel.
- Modern: For people that want to see more modern shapes and room decor and might want a more relaxed or chic look.
- Mix: Maybe you are somewhere in between. You like the traditional with the touch of the modern.
Dining tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes and each adapts and depends on the shape of your room, the space in your room, and your personal preference. Some common shapes are:
- Square: This is a great choice for someone with a reduced space, who wants something simple and to the point. It can be very minimalistic, modern, with a touch of the traditional.
- Rectangular: This shape is the most popular and might be for more traditional dining rooms or for larger spaces that occupy a bigger open space. Maybe suitable for larger dinner parties and families. At the same time, this shape offers a lot of possibilities and can also be used in a modern playful way.
- Round: This can evoke a more homely simple atmosphere, can be traditional or modern and be large or small.
- Oval: An oval shape will resemble a roundtable, but will have more elbow room and with a lengthier surface area. It is better suited for bigger spaces.
Along with the shape and size of your table, you can have a wide variety of choices in terms of materials. The material used for the table can evoke an entirely different style and mood and will compliment your surrounding decor and furniture differently.
Wood: This is a popular choice and can be used in a traditionally styled table or a modern design. Quality wood will never go out of style as it offers a long-lasting material with rustic qualities.
Glass: Can have a very elegant look and also be used in a fashionable way. It is an extremely versatile material that can be combined with a variety of different bases.
Marble: Talk about elegance and bringing a unique quality to your dining room. Marble is a preferred material for countertops and can really shine in the middle of the dining area.
Metal: This is a very hip choice, but is also very durable, stain resistant, and cool to the touch. Gives a dining room a very different vibe.
Go with Style and Price
Finally, you can have a combination of several of these elements and look for a touch of creativity or unique design that will really make your dining room stand out.
In the end, you want dining room furniture that compliments the rest of your home, says something about you and your style, but is also functional and good quality. The options are truly endless as designs often combine elements and they implement the traditional with modern and new designs. At National Furniture Liquidators , we have a vast array of options that will look great in your home.Finding the Right Dining Room Furniture for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is around the corner. Are you hosting this year? If you are, don’t forget about the most important thing…and we don’t mean the turkey; your dining room furniture! If you’re hosting a large party but your current dining room set just isn’t cutting it, head down to National Furniture Liquidators for a new set! We have great deals and beautiful pieces of furniture for you to choose from.
Have Your Pick for Tables and Chairs
Our tables come in a variety of sizes and heights, woods and colors. We have bar-height tables and ones that accommodate a number of people, ranging from two-person roundtables to an eight-person dining table that’s perfect for hosting Thanksgiving dinners. Our selection includes:
- Bar height and standard height tables
- Round, square, and rectangular tables
- Tables with folding leafs and extra chairs
- Tables that two, four, six, and eight people
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cute fall decorations. These tips can help make your dining room furniture pop this Thanksgiving:
- Add Table Decorations: From paper tablecloths, you can draw on to candlestick holders made from gourds, there are many ways you can make your table pop. Some of our favorite ideas include adding a Thanksgiving-themed garland throughout the table, using paper tablemats with a “What I’m Thankful For” checklist drawn on, and fake fall leaves used to add some charm to the table.
- Decorations for the Hutch: The dining room table isn’t the only piece of furniture that you can decorate. Your hutch can be a great piece to do so too. If you have a short hutch, you can add decorations to the top of it. We personally love the white candle look, but another great idea is to use it to share pictures of your loved ones and ancestors. This can really get the conversation going during dinner. For taller hutches, Thanksgiving-themed garland draped around the corners and pulled along the top can do the trick.
- Wall Decor- As we all know, wall decor goes hand in hand with making our furniture look good. For Thanksgiving, you can really get creative with it, including with corn husk wreaths and fake fall leaves pinned to the walls.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with National Furniture Liquidators!
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving and want dining room furniture that will let you do it right, look no further than National Furniture Liquidators. Visit our showroom today!Creative Dining Room Trends in 2017
You may not realize it, but you spend a lot of time in your dining room. And oftentimes, you do more than just fine dining. A dining room is a great place for long talks over coffee with your children, board game nights, drinks with old friends, dinners with extended family, homework time, reading late at night after you’ve put the children to sleep. As you can see, the dining room is such an integral part of your home. At National Furniture Liquidators, we have a variety of dining room furniture that can make your dining room the most stylish and comfortable room in your home. Let’s go over some of our favorite trends of 2017 for dining rooms to spark your inspiration.
The biggest trend for dining room furniture in 2017 is mismatching your dining room chairs. From different kinds of chairs to utilizing stools and benches, this trend shows no signs of stopping. There are a few dos and don’ts of mismatching your chairs, including:
- Do: Mix and match colors
- Do: Use color(s), style(s), and era(s) to create a unifying theme
- Don’t: Mix and match a sleek table with rustic chairs (opt for a rustic or vintage table)
- Don’t: Use colors that don’t go together well
- Do: Mix and match in pairs
Updated Lighting Fixtures
The lighting in your dining room is everything and can help to create a unifying theme, ranging from modern and contemporary to vintage and eloquent. Whatever theme you choose, be sure to update the lighting fixtures as well. Plus, many updated fixtures come with different lighting settings. So if you want a brighter light when you’re reading and a dimmer one while drinking wine and catching up with your old girlfriends, you can have it. At National Furniture Liquidators, in addition to sell dining room furniture, we also carry a variety of lighting fixtures for you to choose from.
Mix and Match Patterns
Mix and matching patterns is a trend across multiple boards, including dining room furniture. From the fabric on your chairs to tablecloths, rugs, and curtains, there are plenty of opportunities to add a variety of patterns to your dining room. At National Furniture Liquidators, we sell a variety of rugs, paintings, and more that can help you achieve the mix and matched pattern look.
Nobody Beats Shorty!
If you’re in the market to upgrade your dining room furniture, look no further than National Furniture Liquidators. Stop by our showroom today!Choosing on the Perfect Height for Your Dining Room Furniture
Picking out new dining room furniture can be a stressful venture. However, it can also be an exciting one if you have all of the right information. Here at National Furniture Liquidators, we want all of our El Paso customers to find the right furniture for their home. Something that our customers often stress about is how to choose the perfect height for their dining room furniture. Hopefully the following tips will make your dining room furniture shopping experience a lot less stressful and a lot more fun.
Dining Room Furniture for a Breakfast Nook
If you’re looking into dining room furniture that isn’t too formal and that is ideal for everyday eating, tall furniture is the way to go. A taller set of dining room furniture gives the illusion of more space. Informal dining areas, such as a breakfast nook in the kitchen, are often smaller spaces. The elevated height of dining room furniture creates more space because it contrasts the counter top level. If the furniture sits just above the level of the counter top, it feels like there is more space since the furniture is set apart. We have a variety of tall tables and bar stools at National Furniture Liquidators that would go nicely in a small informal dining area.
When shopping for a formal set of dining room furniture, it’s often the case that customers opt for shorter, longer tables. Formal dining rooms are often for entertaining guests. Guests can range in age and size themselves. Whether you’re entertaining a small child or an elderly relative, it’s important not to exclude anyone. This makes a shorter table that is easily accessible by all the best choice. The height of the table also enables people to see how large the table actually is. Longer tables are usually desired for formal dining rooms in order to seat a good number of people. The vastness and length of a table that can be noticed by guests adds a sense of elegance to a room. We have plenty of dining room furniture sets for you to choose from.
Any furniture purchase can be stressful when you’re not too sure what you want or what you should buy. Here at National Furniture Liquidators in El Paso, we’d be happy to assist you in your furniture-buying venture.
Visit or give us a call today to find your best choice!Intimate Dining Or Family Style Dining Room Furniture?
Sharing a meal over a table is a tradition as old as time. There’s something special and sacred about the time spent with family and friends around a table. That’s why dining room furniture is such an important staple in a home. In El Paso, where family is very important to the culture, it is important to be selective when it comes to dining room furniture. Here are two kinds of dining room furniture and what each can offer your family.
Intimate Dining Room Furniture
This kind of dining furniture refers to small dining room sets – often a small table with four chairs – that are ideal for small eating areas. If your kitchen includes a small space to the side or a breakfast nook, then an intimate dining furniture set is ideal. Intimate dining room furniture is also ideal for everyday eating, when you and your family are getting a quick bite before work or during a short lunch break, for example. Intimate dining furniture is usually very simple and very easy to clean. At National Furniture Liquidators, we have a sizable selection of simple sets that are perfect for small spaces.
This kind of furniture is just as the name implies – for the family. Dining furniture sets to accommodate family style dining are usually very long and include at least six chairs. You will often find family dining room furniture in formal dining rooms where families host special meals. Unlike the intimate dining sets that can easily fit in a breakfast nook, family dining room furniture can be large and elaborate. While dining room sets are built to be used, the furniture also functions as a decorative piece to complete the look of a formal dining room. National Furniture Liquidators offers many formal dining room sets and we can help you to find the one that fits your formal dining area best.
Whether you are in El Paso looking for an intimate dining room set or a large family dining room set, we’ve got you covered. Visit National Furniture Liquidators or give us a call today. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect dining room furniture set for your home. Remember, when it comes to price and quality, nobody beats Shorty!