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Choosing a Rustic Dining Room Set

Many people mistakenly interpret the word “rustic” as meaning furnishings that are worn or somewhat broken down. In reality, the rustic style is popular not only for its exceptional beauty, but for the superior materials and craftsmanship used to make it last for years. That’s why you want to select rustic dining room furniture that will accommodate your needs for a long time. The central focus of the dining room is the table and chairs. That should be the starting place for furnishing your rustic dining room.

Materials

Rustic house decor is made from a variety of materials found in nature. Hickory, cedar log, and barnwood are used to build strong furniture with a rough, natural finish. The very nature of rustic design allows you to bring together a variety of materials and styles instead of being limited to coordinating the wood finishes like you do with other styles. This gives you more flexibility to add accessory pieces to the dining set of your choice instead of limiting the furniture pieces that will blend in.

Shapes and Size

Dining tables come in round, rectangular, square, and oval shapes. They may be made of rough boards or of logs. They come in heights that accommodate either regular dining chairs or benches. Some offer more flexibility by having extensions that allow you to expand your dining area. Before choosing which size and shape of dining table you need, you will need to consider how much seating room you need and the available space in your dining area. Measure the available space in the room. Leaving between 42 and 48 inches of space between the table and the wall or furniture on each side, how much room does that leave for the table?

Each diner requires approximately two feet of space to eat comfortably. If you only have larger numbers of guests on occasion, an expanding table may be your best option. To better visualize what a certain sized table will look like in your dining room, use a bed sheet folded to the exact dimensions in the area where the table will be placed.

Chairs and Accessories

The chairs you choose to complete your rustic dining room set will make a big impact on the overall style of the furniture. Cutout arm chairs feature trees, ducks and other rustic themes that give instant rustic appeal to the room. There are also upholstered and plain log chairs from which you can use a single design or mix-and-match for a more unique look. Benches in a variety of styles are also available to use with specially designed dining tables.

Although the dinette set is the focus point of your dining room, the right accessories can give a sense of unity to your theme. Buffets, hutches, and display cabinets can be used for needed storage and to add to the beauty of the dining room decor. Choose display items carefully to ensure they are the best way to take advantage of the beautiful rustic furniture instead of taking away from the rustic theme. To learn more about our rustic dining room furniture or to place your order, call Cabin Place at 877-884-0248.

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How to Incorporate Bar Furniture with Your Kitchen Decor

The kitchen is one of the most lived-in rooms in any home. Not only do you want a kitchen that is functional, but one that has the perfect ambiance to make it a joy to spend time there with your family members. Log cabin decor ideas for the kitchen often suggest incorporating bar furniture into the kitchen as a way to make the room even more inviting. A variety of tables, chairs, and stools can be used to complement your log home furniture for a room that is as traditionally rustic as it is livable.

Like any kitchen today, those in log cabin styles homes are often made with a bar and/or an island. There are many styles of bar stools and counter chairs to choose from to add the perfect complement to your log home kitchen furniture. The right choice in bar seating will help you get professional looking results. You will be surprised at how the right chairs or stools will elevate the style in your kitchen.

Choosing Your Materials

One of the features of using log cabin decor ideas in your home is that the materials all need to be natural, but they don’t have to coordinate. For instance, you might have beautifully custom designed hickory kitchen cabinets, a barnwood kitchen table, and cedar log counter stools. Bringing together different types of log home furniture will give your log cabin style kitchen the appearance of having been collected randomly instead of having each piece of log home furniture coordinate with the next. This gives you more options for choosing the seats that you like best, without straying from your decor theme.

Choosing the Style

Although all of the seating choices you have available to you may be appropriate for use with the log home furniture in your kitchen, some styles will probably look better than others. You will want to consider whether you want simple bar stools that offer no support, or bar stools that are more like a chair, complete with arms. If the seats will be used to eat meals and spend any significant time there, the stools with arms will provide you with a better sitting experience.

Measure the Height

A normal kitchen counter top is 36-inches high, while the normal height of a bar is 42 inches. These are industry standards and will help you when it comes time to picking out bar stools. Be sure to measure the height of your area so that you know the size of chair or stool that will fit underneath. Bar stools that are 24 inches in height are designed for counters, while those that are 30 inches high are for bars.

Kitchens without a Bar or an Island

If you do not have a bar or island in your kitchen, it doesn’t mean that you can’t implement log home furniture for the bar into your kitchen. A variety of table styles and sizes are available that you can coordinate with the log cabin bar stools to create a unique and rustic dining and/or entertaining area in your kitchen. To learn more about log cabin style bar furniture, call Cabin Place at 1-877-884-0248.

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