5 Classic Dining Room Pieces That Never Go Out of Style
This year’s home trends are going back to timeless designs with a focus on comfort. After spending lots of time at home in the previous year, many of us are craving well designed spaces with things like overstuffed armchairs, plush sofas and organic furnishings in the form of solid wood end tables and fabric ottomans. Classic dining room pieces that never go out of style are preferred, as well, such as these 5 pieces integral to a relaxed yet beautifully decorated room to eat, work and entertain.
Hutches, Buffets and China Cabinets
First appearing in the 17th century, china hutches and cabinets became the thing for dining rooms as consumers began collecting decorative china and special tableware meant to be displayed. Today, we are more focused on downsizing our possessions, but the need for a hutch, buffet or china cabinet is still alive and well. These pieces offer plenty of storage, particularly for items that you don’t use every day, such as the family’s heirloom silverware, holiday dinnerware, table linens and centerpieces.
The Dover Buffet pictured here offers plenty of storage, plus glass-fronted doors to display your favorite decorative items. The transitional style is sure to look good in any dining room and the solid wood buffet is available in your choice of finish colors.
A solid wooden chair makes it onto our list of the 5 classic dining room pieces that never got out of style. Durable, well made, and timeless, wooden dining room chairs are traditional yet fresh when interspersed with upholstered seats or benches at the table.
This Miller armchair or side chair fits the bill of incorporating classic style with modern comfort, as seen in the curved back. Its transitional style can easily pair with nearly any dining room table, splitting the difference between contemporary and traditional.
As mentioned above, upholstered chairs can give any room a modern look when used together with solid wood seating. The extra padding equals additional comfort but also requires a bit more maintenance to keep the cushions clean. If you wish to incorporate timeless design in your dining room, opt for neutral colors or solid fabrics.
The Maya side chair is available in three different styles, all of them contemporary and comfortable. These would pair beautifully with a glass topped table.
Solid Wood Tables
Classic dining room pieces that never go out of style always include solid wood tables. When you want what is usually the highest priced purchase for your dining room to last for years, a solid wood table is your best bet.
Sturdy and durable, a timeless design is the best choice, such as this Rain Extension Dining Table, which looks good now and is sure to look great no matter how your sense of style changes in the future.
Perfect for smaller dining spaces, pedestal tables are another option for pieces of timeless design. Pedestal tables were some of the earliest designs created for the modern dining room, easy to manufacture and easy to decorate with their simple lines and graceful shape. The single center support leaves lots of leg room.
This Edgar Wood Extension Dining Table is available in your choice of wood species, finish color and even shape (round, oblong, square).
These 5 classic dining room pieces that never go out of style are always a good investment.