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Chicago Furniture Tips: Design to Dine


Finding furniture for your Chicago dining room can be a pain… literally. Not only do you want your table and chairs to be stylish and statement-making, but they need to be comfortable, as well, especially if your dinner party guests plan on staying for dessert, drink, and second dessert. And why wouldn’t they? We hear you’re almost as good of a chef as you are a decorator.

First thing’s first—all good dining rooms start with the perfect table. We suggest erring on the side of choosing a smaller table, because as all Second City residents know, Chicago kitchens and dining rooms aren’t exactly conducive to large furniture. Unless, of course, you enjoy crawling under the table just to get into your seat. Wrightwood Furniture store’s Farmhouse Dining Table (LINK) is available in a dark mahogany or natural stain finish, and in three different sizes, so you can be sure your dining room isn’t too cramped to be comfortable for your guests.

After you’ve chosen the table, the fun begins. Chairs are the trick to adding character and your unique design touch to the space. The selection of Iron Industrial Chairs at our Lakeview, Chicago furniture store is out of this world. We love the patina blue colored iron chair paired with the farmhouse table. The bright color really pops against the neutral wood tones and gives some much-needed personality to your dining room. And if you’re looking for a more comfortable and inviting seating arrangement, why not try bench seating? The Kilim Stripe Bench in blue floral would still make a statement, just with a warmer and softer seat.  


The finishing touch: decor, decor, decor! Whether you prefer a blooming floral centerpiece, an arrangement of candles, or a crafty piece you found on Pinterest, every table needs a little something something to make it that much more special. Need some advice? Just stop by Wrightwood Furniture store’s Lakeview location. We’re happy to help. Plus, you can do a little bit of shopping for the rest of your Chicago home. That’s right, we know you can’t resist our unique furniture.