A great dining room is about so much more than sitting down for a meal with friends and family. Don’t end up with a beautiful space that sits unused. With the right touches, a dining room can make every meal an experience to be remembered. A dining room can range from elegant and formal, to casual and relaxed. With a table as the centerpiece it’s important to consider the size and shape of the room when making the choice between a round pedestal table and rectangular leave style. You don’t want a table that is too large, or too small, for your space. You can also juxtapose table styles and chairs for an eclectic look. Family-friendly benches make a great substitute for multiple dining room chairs and are an excellent and versatile seating solution. When considering a rug for your dining room, you’ll want to opt for something wool-durable with low pile – able to withstand spills and heavy traffic. Jute is also an excellent choice with it’s no fuss durability and excellent price point. Choose a size the leaves a minimum of 24 inches visible at each end of the table and allows all legs to stay on the rug – an 8x10 or 9x12 usually works best.