Top Dining Room Trends for 2013

Whether you prefer dining at an eat-in kitchen or in a formal dining room, there’s a 2013 dining room trend to fit your style!  Interior design magazines and décor blogs boast these looks daily.  Take a look at what your dining room may need during its re-design and take advantage of the fall season to prepare for your holiday guests.

Go Rustic

Rustic dining room tables and chairs are currently trending for a variety of dining rooms styles.  This trend helps to soften a formal dining room or maintain a relaxed feel throughout your home.  The Champlain Collection from Canadel is completely customizable with over 10 rustic finish options – start designing your own custom dining set with their online tool.

Try a Bench

For dining rooms with a more relaxed feel or tables within your eat-in kitchen, a backless bench is a great alternative to dining chairs.  Try this trend to switch things up, create a different look, and fit all of your guests at one table.  The River Run Dining Collection is a great example of how this trend can fit into your formal dining room and not just an eat-in kitchen.

Add Some Glamour

A little glitz and a little glamour can make the perfect statement in your dining room.  The Oasis Dining Collection by Legacy Classic features two mirrored inserts which provide the perfect contrast against the java finish.  The collection’s sideboard also features the bronze mirror detailing which creates a sophisticated look in your dining room with ease.

High Dining

Counter height dining – also referred to as pub or gathering height – can be a great alternative for your dining room and dining area.  A perfect look for condos, townhomes, and apartments, counter height tables and stools are a comfortable height that provide a more relaxed feel and environment.  The Rock Creek Counter Height Dining Set may be at this trending casual height but it certainly doesn’t skip on style.  Unique weaved wood details at the tops of each dining stool set this collection apart from the rest.

Remember – your dining room isn’t complete without accessories.  Whether they’re adorning your sideboard or you’ve created a fabulous table centerpiece, accessories are key...even in dining rooms!  Lighting is always a key factor too when it comes to dining.  You’ll want to ensure there’s ample light so that you aren’t straining your eyes while enjoying a family meal or finishing homework.  With so many options, your lighting fixture choice can also make a great impact on your room's style.

Visit Belfort Furniture's showrooms in Northern, Virginia for a variety of styles and trends in dining room furniture.  Belfort offers a great selection for you to view both online and in-store.  With expert advice available from our design consultants, never be afraid to ask a question...we're here to help!