And it's a beautiful design enhancement.
Dining room storage furniture has many names, depending on its design, what part of the country you live in and the style of your home, including sideboard, china cabinet, hutch, buffet, breakfront and baker’s rack.
A dining room storage solution is both functional and beautiful. It’s a place to keep needed dining room elements, such as flatware, table linens, china, serving dishes, liquor, candles and more. At the same time a storage solution can display your most beautiful dining objects. And, as far as practicality is concerned, you can actually use it as a serving place for drinks and appetizers, coffee and dessert, or a whole buffet meal!
A major choice is whether your storage should have open or closed storage or glass fronts to protect items but still keep them on display. Many options include both open and closed storage areas so you can display your most beautiful china, glassware and serving pieces, and, at the same time, hide the less-display worthy pieces!
Dining room storage solutions come in all sizes, finishes, shapes and styles: old or new, traditional or modern, or anything in between. Popular styles include Victorian, craftsman, French provincial, mid century modern and industrial style. You can even repurpose a dresser or armoire meant for the bedroom. Some solutions are built-in which can help make a small dining area appear larger. And sometimes storage is disguised and tucked away under a window seat. Think about adding shallow wall-mounted shelves where you can display serving platters and glassware.
Clear the clutter from your dining room and, at the same time, make your dining room more beautiful by adding a storage solution!
They're the perfect finishing touch for windows, doors, walls and ceilings.
Decorative moldings on walls, windows, doors and ceilings add texture and interest to your home, no matter what your design style.
Moldings come in so many shapes, sizes and finishes. They can consist of one simple layer or several stacked layers to add embellishment. Traditionally moldings have been made of wood, but today they’re often constructed from materials that look like wood, but are more durable and budget friendly.
Molding usually works best when it complements the design of your home; for example, a Victorian home may have heavily ornamented moldings, while a modern home has squared, simple moldings or no moldings at all. We tend to think of moldings in white or off-white colors, with walls painted a different shade. However, light colored walls with dark molding can be a dramatic choice too! Just consider your options:
Casing around the entire window frame
An apron on the bottom
A pediment on the top
A decorative or fluted design on the sides
Doors (both exterior and interior):
Casing around the sides and/or tops
Raised paneling on the door itself
Baseboards at floor level
Crown molding at ceiling level
Raised paneling, possibly with wallcoverings or mirrors in insets
Wainscotting and picture rails, with the choice of different paints or wallcoverings above and below Paneling around a fireplace or built-in shelving
Wall paneling behind a bed instead of a headboard
Stepped paneling going up a stairway
Around chandeliers in the dining room or foyer
Decorative moldings can help shape your décor. They’re like adding just the right accessories to a beautiful outfit!
Don & Julie
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