How to Choose the Right Ashley Furniture Dining Set for Your Space

Choosing a dining room is an exciting yet overwhelming task! You want something that does it all: matches your style, comfortably seats everyone in your house, will last a lifetime, and fits perfectly in your room. Each of these details is equally important when considering a new dining set, and thankfully, Ashley Furniture has you covered.

Michael’s Discount Furniture is proud to offer the full lineup of excellent dining sets from Ashley Furniture and we are quite confident we have the perfect option for your home. Read on for just a few points of consideration when shopping for your new dining set, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or additional thoughts you might have. We would love to hear from you.

Measure your dining set area

Before you start shopping, measure the available space in your dining area. Knowing the size of your space can help you determine the size and shape of the dining table that would fit most comfortably. This will ensure you won’t pick a dining set too small or too large for your dining room. For example, let's say you are interested in the Ashley Furniture Rokane 6-Piece Dining Room Set, which includes a 40” wide rectangular table, four chairs, and a bench. 

If you have a small dining area, this set might be too big. On the other hand, if you have a large dining area, perhaps the Rokane is too small. Either way, it’s possible to create an unbalanced and awkward look. Additionally,  the size of the dining set will significantly impact the flow of traffic in your dining area and could make it difficult to move around the space.

By measuring your dining area before purchasing a dining set, you can ensure that you select a set that fits comfortably in the space and complements the rest of your decor.

Consider the shape of the table

The shape of the table in a dining set is an important factor to consider when selecting a set that will fit comfortably in your dining area. Different shapes work better in different spaces, and the wrong shape can make a room feel cramped or unbalanced. Square and rectangular tables are great for smaller spaces, while round tables work well in larger areas. Oval tables are also an option if you have a narrow space. For example, consider the Ashley Furniture Berringer 6-Piece Dining Set.

A rectangular table like the one in the Berringer set is a classic shape that works well in many spaces, particularly if your dining area is rectangular or elongated. However, if you have a small space, a rectangular table may not be the best choice. A square table, for example, can work well in a smaller space because it allows for a better flow of traffic and creates a more intimate dining experience.

On the other hand, if you have a larger space, a round or oval table can be a better option. These shapes help to create a more communal atmosphere because everyone can see each other and participate in the conversation. Additionally, a round or oval table can soften the lines of a square or rectangular room, making the space feel more inviting.

Think about the number of seats you need

If you have a small family, a four-seater dining set might be ideal. However, if you love hosting dinner parties, you may need a larger table with additional seating options.

Look for multi-functional pieces: If you have limited space, consider purchasing a dining set that comes with additional storage, such as a dining table with built-in shelves or a bench with storage space.j

When shopping for a new dining set, always consider the number of people you typically serve around your table. This is because the size of the table and the number of chairs you need will depend on the number of people you usually entertain.

By considering the number of people you typically serve around your dining room table when choosing a new dining set, you will ensure your needs are met and your guests or family members will remain as comfortable as possible. You want to create a welcoming dining area that is both functional and stylish and enjoy many memorable meals with family and friends.

Choose the right material

Ashley Furniture offers a variety of dining sets in different materials, including wood, metal, and glass. Depending on your preference, you can choose a material that suits your style and the size of your space.

By choosing a dining set made from solid wood, you can ensure that it is durable and will last for many years to come. Additionally, opting for an ethically-sourced set means that the materials used were sourced in a responsible manner, without contributing to deforestation or other environmental harm. This can help to reduce your carbon footprint and support sustainable buying practices.

By considering the materials and sourcing of your Ashley Furniture dining set, you can make a conscious choice that not only meets your functional needs but also aligns with your values and contributes to a better future for all. This way, you can enjoy a beautiful and functional dining area that is both stylish and sustainable.

Choose a style that is right for you

When shopping for a dining set, it's important to consider your own personal style and the style of your home. This will help you select a set that not only meets your functional needs but also complements your existing decor and personal taste.

One popular dining set Ashley Furniture currently offers is The Skempton. Featuring a farmhouse-style design, two-tone finish and classic slat-back chairs, this style works well in homes with a traditional or rustic aesthetic. If you’re more interested in a contemporary look, you may prefer a dining set like the Coviar 6-Piece Dining Set, which features a sleek, dark finish and upholstered chairs.

When selecting a dining set that suits your personal style, it's also important to consider the color and material of the set. If your home has a lot of natural wood or neutral colors, you may prefer a dining set with a similar color palette. However, if you're looking to make a bold statement, you may opt for a set with a pop of color or unique texture.

At Michael's Discount Furniture, you can find a wide range of Ashley Furniture dining sets to choose from, all at affordable prices. Never hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or concerns about choosing a dining set that is right for your home and lifestyle. Local shoppers to the Pacific Northwest are always welcome at our store located at 2035 NE 181st Ave, Portland, OR 97230.

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