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Formal V Casual: All About Dining Room Sets

 Have you ever wondered whether or not to set up a formal or casual dining room set in your home? If you have, you are most certainly not alone. People commonly wonder what type of dining room they should set up. This is true both of people who are setting up a completely new room in their home and for those who just want to change things up a bit with new décor and new furniture. Whether you like the thought of an ornate, 9 piece dining set, or prefer things a bit more subdued, here are some tips to keep in mind when trying to decide which side wins in the battle of formal vs casual.

Existing Décor

If your dining room is currently decorated in a very laid back, casual design, you may find that purchasing a very formal 9 piece dining room set clashes with the overall feel and aesthetics of the room. It’s important to make sure that the furniture and overall design of the room both complement each other. This is not to say that you can’t have formal elements and furniture in a more laid back room, but you must be careful to strike a balance between the new furniture and how the room is already set up.

Formal Dining Room Sets – The Cost Issue

It should go without saying that you’re probably going to pay more for a fancy 9 piece dining set than you would for a casual 4 piece set. That being said, however, there are some casual dining room sets that can cost you a pretty penny. All things being equal, though, you will more than likely pay a few hundred dollars more for a formal dining set than you would for a comparably sized casual dining room furniture set.

The Mix and Match Trend

Being as people simply don’t use their dining rooms as much these days as they used to, we’re seeing less formal dining rooms – complete with higher end 9 piece dining sets – and more dining rooms that contain a mixture of both formal and casual furniture. Many people like to offset the beauty of a very ornate table with less formal seating options. You are free to mix and match to your heart’s content in order to create your ideal dining room.

As you can see, there’s no clear winner in the battle between formal and casual dining room furniture. As is always the case, you choose the furniture that best reflects your own, unique sense of style.

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