No wonder that a formal dining room set can be expensive and will require a decent amount of space. In spite of that for those with the room and the budget, there is no better way to entertain. You’d better bring your formal dining room to life with such a decor that fits perfectly with your style. A formal dining room furniture set consists of a large table to seat six people as a minimum, chairs and a buffet. A china cabinet will be a great idea if you have enough space.
To give your formal dining room classy, yet modern look, you need to choose paint over paper. You’d better do one or two walls in a dark color like brown or even black. In case you can’t get rid of the wallpaper completely, contain it to one wall and choose an interesting pattern instead of a floral theme such as Damask and Fleur-de-lis as they are popular choices.
When it comes to window treatments, picking the perfect window treatment will make an enormous impact on your formal dining room. Go for heavier fabrics and rich colors if the modern sheers are not enough for this space. Allowing them to hang all the way to the floor will lengthen your windows and make the whole room look more formal.
No doubt that the table is the center of every dining room, that’s why it sets the tone of the room.
Choosing a dark wood like chestnut or walnut will make your dining room look truly formal. Look for a table that starts off small and expandable if you suffer from small space. For a clean look, wooden chairs are for you, although they can be boring and uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time. Here is my advice, look for upholstered chairs like parsons chairs or armless sofas because they offer the touch of comfort and the fabric will add softness to your room.
I think you and me agree that no formal dining room looks perfect without a china cabinet. To display your best china and crystal pieces, the glass cabinet on top allows you to do that while the solid cabinets and drawers underneath enable you to store linens and serve ware when they aren’t used. In case you don’t have enough space for a full-sized cabinet, go for a corner hutch.