A formal dining room is no longer a standard feature of most of today’s new homes. Those who choose to have a home with a formal dining room announce their intention to treat guests with style and class. Begin your formal dining room with a high quality and durable dining room table. Whether you choose a single or double pedestal table the surface should be a rich wood color and treated to resist streaking and chipping. Choose dining room tables with the option of adding additional leaves to either lengthen or shorten your table depending on the number of guests you have invited. Always choose matching dining chairs to accompany your table. Formal settings depend on continuity and if you have a solid hardwood table with retro bar stools you’ll ruin the traditional look.
To create a truly formal dining room you will want to accent your dining table and chairs with select furnishings including glass door china cabinets, solid wood buffets, curios and servers and wrought iron or metal wine racks. A formal dining setting should have plenty of elegant showpieces including serve ware, dishware and expensive bottles of wine and when properly displayed in classic china cabinets and wine racks you will create a traditional decor that befits a formal setting. For the walls in a formal dining, you can try with traditional wall colors. Traditional paint color choices for a formal dining room include sedate neutrals such as whites, creams and browns. Other classic choices include rich reds with a brown undertone, French blue and hunter green. Generally these colors accompany a room with English or French-influenced furniture, formal draperies and accents of gold or silver.