Today’s Dining

Today’s homes are built with practicality in mind. Kitchen and dining areas have become the hub of the home – a place to relax, grab a bite and enjoy time with family and friends. BILTRITE Furniture – Leather – Mattresses has a variety of dining styles, all of which can be tailored to your own lifestyle and budget.


Want to have a dazzling dining room? Then start with a striking set of chairs and a stunning table.  Chairs can match the table perfectly, or you can search for ones that complement beautifully. There are plenty of up-to-date dining designs to choose from, whether your tastes lean toward the streamlined or the sculptural. Add a coordinating curio, buffet, or china cabinet ‚ plus an exquisite decorative centerpiece for the table and you will have created a dining room that is certain to dazzle both family and friends.


Does your home, apartment, or condo leave you challenged for dining space? Well, there’s no need to compromise on style because you’re short on space. If you can’t accommodate a dining room, consider a small scale casual dinette set, a perfect choice for your kitchen or dining area. Whatever your space limitations, BILTRITE will show you multiple options for your lifestyle needs


What goes where in the dining room?

Choose your dining room table to fit your space. If your room is a long rectangle, a long table is a natural use of the space and won’t leave unnatural gaps on either end of the room. Tiny dining rooms will require a small scaletable. A square table with a bench on one side might allow an extra guest to squeeze in.

Sometimes a round table will allow for more place settings without bumping too many elbows. If you’re looking at a round table because of lack of space, look for one with a single pedestal in the center rather than legs.

Keep in mind that the shape of furniture can affect the look of the room. A round table will soften a room with harsh corners. A corner cabinet is both space saving and softening.

The furniture should fit the space.

If you must have a large dining table in a small room, use decorating tricks to lighten the visual space. Try a glass-topped table and furniture with legs. Don’t forget the height of the room. If your dining room is too tall, your guests may feel dwarfed and uncomfortable. Fill a tall room with bookshelves for height or a tall hutch. A chair rail may also break up a tall expanse of wall, but should be avoided in a strictly contemporary room. Hanging multiple prints on one wall can add personality and scale down a too-tall room. When you think vertically, you can delight the eye and add storage.

Vary the heights of your furniture

If your table and sideboard are all that you have in your dining room, the room will feel unbalanced. A set of high backed chairs will add the contrast of vertical height you need.

How much room do you need?

Elbow room for guests should be between 20 and 24 inches wide and at least 15 inches deep. The center of the table should have a strip about 12 inches wide for serving dishes, centerpieces and candles.



Randi K.

4th Generation Family Member