Informal dining room furniture is very easy to live with. This is the perfect solution if your dining room just feels too stuffy to actually use. Try out a picnic bench or a stainless steel bench instead of traditional chairs. Instead, you can just change up the furniture that you have so that it’s appropriate for your lifestyle as well as your kids.
One theme that can really work very well in this design style is going to be the country kind of look. This focuses on durable wood such as oak or pine. It’s also very inexpensive. You can also change things up with a lot of painted finishes. These can even be distressed. This is the perfect way to just take simple chairs and a round or an oval table and make it part of an overall theme. In this case your furniture can just be very hearty and you can accessorize the rest of the room to really bring this feeling into your home.
Your table is also an important consideration. Glass tables are always going to seem a little bit more formal. They can seem cold. They are also difficult to take care of. You can really experiment with a lot of different wood tables. They really should be intricate. You can have kind of a turned leg to it. It can also be a mission style with straight lines and lots of slat designs. These pieces are very prevalent and easy to find and that makes them quite inexpensive.
Another really fun aspect is the use of benches. Depending on how much seating you have in the space you can use these on either side. You can also just use this on one side and then use a totally different finish of chair on the other side. The lines should be simple so that they relate to each other. This is going to give you a farmhouse feeling. It can be the perfect seating for kids but you still have actual chairs with backs for the adults. It almost has an outdoor kind of feeling but rich wood tones keep everything a little more elegant.