Arranging Bespoke Furniture in the Living and Dining Rooms
The furniture in the dining and living room must be both visually appealing and practical at the same time. For many people, the furniture in this room must also be classic and have a timeless quality to it, so that the look of room will not become outdated too quickly. In addition to the kitchen, this room is at the very heart of most homes, as it is where family and visitors can socialise over a meal, where dinner parties are held and where people can simply unwind, relax and feel at home. For some people, the dining and living room are separate, or are attached by an open doorway. Either way, redecorating such rooms must be done with thought and consideration, in order to make the most of the space available.
Bespoke furniture is often chosen by people today who are tired of the standard household furniture available in larger shops that are replicated in thousands of other homes. Custom made furniture can make a bold statement and is guaranteed to have a unique look. When choosing such furniture, the key is to consider the décor of the room as whole, rather than simply choosing a custom made piece which looks good in and of itself. Any furniture must work with rest of the décor in the room, in terms of colour, texture, size and style.
Wooden bespoke furniture in warm coloured woods, such as cherry, are an excellent choice in a dining room, as red tones create a welcoming, warm ambience. Choosing to introduce the colour through the use of subtle tones in wood can be a great way of warming up the appearance of the room without using harsh red paint on the walls. Yellows and oranges can be used instead; these are calm and 'hospitable' colours that will look great in any living or dining room.
Lighting up the living and dining room with dimmer switches is an excellent way to maintain the welcoming atmosphere created by the red toned furniture; bright overhead lighting is generally too harsh to work in room such as these. Lower level lighting will help to make the room feel like a relaxing and pleasant place to spend time; table lamps and even free standing lamps are great for this type of lighting.
The dining and living rooms of most houses tend to serve several different functions and the bespoke furniture used in them should reflect this. From watching TV or using the computer, to dining and doing school-work, there needs to be furniture to suit each function. But the rooms needn't feel cluttered or busy, so long as the right furniture is used and it is arranged in a visually pleasing manner. Having a centre space where, for instance, the sofa and coffee table are kept, will prevent the room from appearing crammed full of various furniture pieces, as will clever lighting usage. There are so many innovative storage solutions available today that a living or dining room can serve its many functions whilst still having a calm and relaxing appearance.