What Should First-time Homeowners Know About their Dining Room Needs?

Posted by Justin Havre on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 9:05am.

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Dining rooms are an essential part of a home. It doesn’t matter if you entertain large parties or not. A dining room is a place to gather and enjoy a meal with your family. The dining room has the ability to be a casual room, or more formal than the rest of your home. So if you are trying to impress some guest, this is the room you want to entertain in.

There are no distractions in the dining room like a t.v. or video games. That makes it the perfect spot to give your undivided attention to those visiting your home.

Homeowners often have problems with knowing what should go in a dining room. Of course you want a table, but there are other things you can add to make this room warm and inviting. Here are some things you will want to include in your dining room.

Must Haves

You will want to have a table that is large enough to accommodate a nice size party. Consider investing in a table that has leaves, so you can extend it when needed. Include items that you need in the dining room, but do not want to carry from the kitchen. This is the area where you want to keep your nicer dining ware.

Here are some of the dining room essentials:

  • Special occasion decor
  • Linens
  • Candles, candle holders and matches/ lighter
  • Serving trays and utensils
  • Napkins
  • Bottle opener and ice bucket
  • Glassware


You will want to have some type of storage that you can keep your essentials in. Typically, this is a china cabinet, buffet, sideboard or a nice piece of storage furniture. They look nice, and keep all your dining room items hidden and organized.


Consider the lighting in your dining room. This can sometimes become a big focal point in the room. Plus, you don’t want guest struggling to see. Ensure your lighting is bright, so guest feel comfortable.

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