"Even in a formal dining room you don't want to be ponderous or gloomy. Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible."
Dorothy Draper, Decorating is Fun
Dining rooms are one of those very important rooms in the house that are often overlooked. It is a place to sit and relax and have your meal. That being said, whether your dining room is being used for formal dinners or for family dinners, you should make the dining room comfortable.
Dining chairs can so easily be very hard and ill fomed for your body. It is essential to be able to sit and enjoy your meal rather than wanting to finish as soon as possible to get off the chair.
Dining rooms are also frequently where we continue sitting after a meal as it is a place to have a good chat with friends; some people almost never move to the lounge after a meal.
Dining rooms are also the easiest rooms to decorate, nice table, chairs, end chairs and a carpet and you're set.
To create interest in your dining room it is always quite striking to have different chairs as your end chairs. They can be much bigger, with a different design and completely contrasting fabric to the rest of the dining chairs. To look at an example of these chairs click HERE and the link will take you to the dining room of one of my recent clients.
So when it comes to your dining room, don't let it be the last room you look at, make it comfortable and eye-catching and you will be amazed at how much time you spend there.