Kitchen and Dining Furniture
How do I choose the right dining table set?
The dining set, especially table and chairs, you choose depends largely on the space you have and the setting it sits in. Go for the coordinated look with matching dining chairs in a classic wood or with upholstery if you’d like a traditional dining room furniture feel, or mix it up with different colours, or even styles, of chairs for a more playful effect. Choose from solid wood kitchen tables, clean glass top, contemporary white or clever extendable tables, depending on the size of your family and how many people you plan on accommodating. Round tables work well in kitchen/diner rooms and can be easily tucked into a corner, making them a great space-saving piece, while rectangular dining tables will work better in larger rooms where there’s more space for furniture. Look for solid oak and dining chair sets if you like the casual industrial style, or bistro sets for a vintage, alfresco dining feel.
How can I furnish my kitchen?
It may seem like your kitchen doesn’t need much kitchen furniture as most of the surfaces, storage and appliances are built in. However, there are a number of kitchen and dining furniture pieces you can add to your kitchen that will make it more functional as a dining space and give you more room to store and display items. You can even take a look at substantial kitchen furniture pieces like kitchen islands if you're looking for extra surface space when cooking. If you need extra room for storing food, pantry cupboards can hide a thousand sinful food items if needs be, or a classic dresser, folding table or console table can also offer storage on the smaller scale of kitchen furniture. Drinks trolleys and bar stools will turn your kitchen into a retro, relaxed space that can become a bar as the evening rolls in, and positioning bar stools next to a kitchen island or breakfast bar can turn them into extra dining areas to have a quick snack or sandwich when the official dining furniture feels too formal.
Whether you’re a fan of classic midcentury dining chair designs, contemporary kitchen chairs set, round dining room tables or glass dining tables there are all sorts of kitchen and dining furniture pieces from various designers and stores to choose from. Browse by style, or take a look at the Kitchen or Dining Room design photos for British inspiration before picking out your kitchen furniture pieces.