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Cottage Dining Room Decorating

Use these cottage dining room decorating ideas to help this high traffic area be both enjoyable and functional.  The dining area is frequently the hub of daily activity in a cottage home.  Our cottage dining room decorating posts include Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love, Color Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips all focused on helping you create a unique and memorable gathering spot. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags if you would like to focus on a specific color or decorating style. If you would like to discuss your ideas or need help consider contacting our cottage style designers. [parent] => 0 [count] => 111 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 [term_icon] => [cat_ID] => 7288 [category_count] => 111 [category_description] =>

Cottage Dining Room Decorating

Use these cottage dining room decorating ideas to help this high traffic area be both enjoyable and functional.  The dining area is frequently the hub of daily activity in a cottage home.  Our cottage dining room decorating posts include Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love, Color Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips all focused on helping you create a unique and memorable gathering spot. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags if you would like to focus on a specific color or decorating style. If you would like to discuss your ideas or need help consider contacting our cottage style designers. [cat_name] => Dining Rooms & Kitchens [category_nicename] => cottage-dining-rooms-and-kitchens-design [category_parent] => 0 ) [queried_object_id] => 7288 [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) WHERE 1=1 AND ( wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (7445) ) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'acf-disabled') GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 13 [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 184883 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-11-04 14:57:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-11-04 19:57:45 [post_content] => With the changing of the seasons, we turn to familiar comfort zones in our home for solace:  the bedroom, the fireplaced den, the living room sofa.  Outdoors is still there for us, but with darkness coming on earlier and earlier, even the most stoic of us sometimes just want to curl up under a cozy blanket.  But first...

Plump up your hibernation den with comfy accessories for the long winter ahead.

... rugs add warmth to an otherwise standoffish floor...

Cultivate an oasis of comfort in your favorite habitat with a lush, plush cottage style rug.

... rugs help reinvent a room and spark new interest...

Celebrate the passage of autumn into winter with a new rug to suit your centering mood.

... rugs boost or soothe your mood with infusions of new color...

Our four featured cottage rugs range from hand-knotted jute to reversible cotton, all with their own charm.  To sweeten the deal, read on and get in on a time-tested, no-fuss and free way to deep clean just about any rug in your home.  No chemicals, no special tools and no lugging the rug out or having a professional come in to your home.  

Pastiche Hand Knotted Wool Rug

Pastiche Hand Knotted Jute Rug

Soft, plush and eco-friendly Rusty orange, deep ink, ice blue, cream and silver 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 9' x 12', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

 

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Neutral, reversible, lightweight Mossy greenish brown and silversage 2' x 3', 4' x 6', 6' x 9" 8' x 10' 9' x 12', 2.5' x 8' & 2.5' x 12' runners

 

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

100% New Zealand wool Spice, peachy gold, cranberry, seafoam and light blue 3' 11" x 4' 11", 5' 3" x 7' 10", 6' 7" x 9' 10"

 

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Rustic refinement with raised texture Camel, oatmeal and pebble grey 2' x 3', 3' x 5', 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

  A rug can make or break a room, so we at Cottage Home offer multiple rug collections, with patterns and colors hand-selected by our staff.  Whether you crave handmade wool rugs, farmhouse-style braided rugs, natural beach house jute rugs, crisp woven coastal cotton rugs or easy-to-clean indoor/outdoor rugs, we have what you need. Samples of many rugs are available for a refundable deposit fee. And now the free stuff!  This is a nice little family anecdote about sharing a passion for rugs . . . and a passion for thrift.  Here is the promised no-cost method for deep-cleaning just about any rug in your home (there are also some photos of cool, one-of-a-kind heirloom rugs). Inspired yet? Don't forget to tell us about your favorite rug ever and please follow us on Facebook! [post_title] => Inspiration Board: Cottage Rugs to Warm Your Home [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-cottage-rugs-to-warm-your-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-04 15:01:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-04 20:01:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=184883 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1288 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2020-03-05 13:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-03-05 18:00:05 [post_content] => Set up a traditional style farmhouse dining room table in your home and feel like you have finally inherited the antique farmhouse of your dreams. No matter if you live in an urban loft or a New England cape in the suburbs, incorporating a farmhouse table into your floor plan instantly lends a feeling of comfortable hospitality and unending plenty. Our featured farmhouse dining room impresses with its inherent checks and balances; dark against light, formal against relaxed and grounded against airy. Dark and Light An unquestionably commanding framework is set with dark walnut stained dining chairs and a matching farmhouse trestle table. But what keeps this dining room from getting bogged down with all dark tones is the interplay with the room’s crisp, white elements - the glossy painted ceiling, trim work, wainscoting and chair rail, as well as the white candles, flowers and china. Touches of white as fresh as newly pressed country table linens give an instant lift to spirits. Formal and Relaxed One of the easiest and least expensive ways to express individuality in your dining room is through seating choices. Opting for rush seats on these otherwise elegantly turned dining chairs reveals a soft spot for rustic charm. Placing overstuffed, white upholstered host chairs at either end of the table brings a casual feel to the dining room that using all the same chairs would not achieve. The choice of white for the dining chair fabric again lightens things up and also conveys a carefree attitude toward entertaining. Grounded and Airy Naturally, the focal point of any dining room is the dining table and chairs, and the darkly handsome pieces in this farmhouse dining room are no exception. But they amiably share the show with all of the other more ethereal elements begging for your attention: the antique botanical prints of lacy leaves and berries, the strong yet delicate blown glass lighting fixtures and the bounty of flowers gracing the table settings. Washing over the whole scene is the light pouring through the large French doors, compelling you to pull up a chair in the moment. In short, this gracious farmhouse dining room cannot be accused of taking itself too seriously. Historically Speaking The trestle table is one of the oldest styles of dining table. With its narrow central structure, trestles were easy to transport, set up and take down. It is also said that trestle tables made sense as people would all sit on one side and be served by one person moving along the opposite side, Additionally, the trestle table, which could quickly and easily be flipped onto its side, was also used as a way to block the onslaught of any intruder who may choose to visit at mealtime in the uneasy days of Medieval Europe. In the market for a farmhouse table? We offer many styles of farmhouse table, but the foremost benefit of trestle tables is that they are great for tight seating requirements and provide more comfortable seating because the apron required for tables with legs is eliminated. All of our hand-made, hand-finished farmhouse trestle table offerings are made in the USA, fully customizable and come in an array of stains, paints and finishes. Here are a few:

Piedmont Trestle Table

Our Piedmont Country Farm Trestle Table with classic trestle base is one of our most popular farmhouse trestle tables. It is an authentic farm-style table custom built for you with either a planked or seamless top. Constructed with “slow-growth” Appalachian Pine, a renewable resource. Shown in Blackberry paint over Chestnut stain.

Barn Wood Trestle Table

Our Sheffield Barn Wood Trestle Table is a good example of a double pedestal farmhouse trestle table. A true work of art, it is hand-made of wood recycled from old barn boards. Part of our collection of Reclaimed Barn Wood Tables, all bench-built in standard old pine or old oak. Shown with Honey stain top with Tomato over Snow painted base.

Farmhouse Trestle Table

The contemporary Moosehead Lake Trestle Table with an inverted trestle and dramatic sweeping curves framing the pedestals is a contemporary version of a traditional farmhouse table. Crafted from dense kiln-dried solid American maple and poplar hardwoods. Table tops are made of solid wood boards joined together in a seamless surface; stained tops are made of maple and standard painted tops are poplar. Shown in Cinnamon stain. Photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens [post_title] => Rooms To Love: Farmhouse Dining Room [post_excerpt] => A traditional style farmhouse dining room that is set above the rest with crisp, clean, white elements. The overstuffed white host chairs bring in a casual feel to the more formal dining room chairs and table. The rich mahogany finish creates a stark contrast to the crisp white elements of the plush chairs, wainscoting, and framed ceiling. The large French doors allow the light to pour in creating an indoor/outdoor dining setting. The botanical prints and greenery accents also help to bring the outdoors in. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-farmhouse-dining-room [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-09 12:24:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-09 16:24:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=1288 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 4 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 405 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2020-01-22 15:15:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-01-22 20:15:27 [post_content] => Choosing a farmhouse table for your home can feel as momentous and personal as picking out a piece of art or even your wedding outfit. Aside from the creative choices involved, such as picking paint or stain colors, there are some basic practical considerations for everyday functionality.

1. What size farmhouse table do I need?

The ideal dining table size for you depends upon the number of people you seat most days, as well as the size of your room or dining area. This chart shows recommended table sizes based upon number of people for both round tables and rectangular tables with a width of 36”- 42”.
# of people Seats comfortably Workable size
4 4' rect / 48" round  42" round
6 6' rect / 60" round 5' rect / 54" round
8 8' rect / 72" round 7' rect / 66" round
10 10' rect 9' rect
Extensions   Extensions? If you entertain often, company board extensions are available for most of our farmhouse tables. They slide into the ends of the table to maintain the look of the long planks used in traditional farmhouse tables and to avoid a split in the center. A pair of extensions increases the size of your dining table by 3 feet - space for four more guests. Adequate clearance? Allow a clearance of 36”around your table for walking and pulling out chairs (the minimum without feeling too tight is 27”). Make sure that your dining chairs or benches will fit comfortably around your new table, allowing 2-6” between chairs. If you have a banquette, also consider either a trestle or pedestal base for your table to avoid interference with a table leg. For additional information, please see our Dining Table Seating Guide.

2. What kind of wood should I choose for the top of my farmhouse table?

Selecting a type of wood for your farmhouse table involves striking a balance between appearance, durability and cost. Appearance For a farmhouse table with individual character, reclaimed wood such as pine and oak is a popular choice. Other woods, such as maple or new pine, will give your table a classic farmhouse look without rustic details like distressing. Wood with beautiful graining, such as oak, should be shown off with a stained or waxed finish. If you prefer your table painted, choose a wood with fewer knots (like poplar or maple) for no show-through. Durability If you are concerned with keeping the everyday wear of your table to a minimum, consider the hardness of the wood you choose.  Softer woods, such as new pine or poplar, can be more susceptible to dings. Here is a rough guide to the hardness of different woods by density:

New Pine                      Poplar     Old Pine                                Maple                                                              Oak

Soft ---------------------------------------------- Medium ------------------------------------------ Hard

 350  400  450  500  550  600  650  700  750  800  850  900  950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200 1250 1300

  Cost For farmhouse tables, the harder the wood, the higher the cost. Pine and poplar are the least expensive woods while oak costs considerably more. Reclaimed (old) wood tables, which are more durable than those made from new pine, are also less expensive than hardwood tables. Based upon our 17 years of experience designing custom farmhouse tables, the most popular wood choices remain pine, old (reclaimed) pine and maple.  

3. What is the most durable finish for the top of my farmhouse table?

A clear top coat over either a stained or painted finish is the most durable surface for a farmhouse table top. Remember that any major surface damage to this finish may require professional repair – or just leave the marks to increase the character of the table top. Whatever finish you choose for your farmhouse table, we recommend using place mats, coasters and hot pads to keep it free of water rings or burn marks.  

4. How do I care for my farmhouse table?

The top of your farmhouse table is easy to maintain – clean with a damp sponge and dry with a clean, soft cloth. DO NOT USE CLEANERS OR SOLVENTS (Pledge, 409, nail polish removers, etc). For small dings or scratches on painted surfaces, touch up paint (not stain) is available from us. A stain from your local hardware store in a similar color to your table finish can fix minor dings or scratches on stained tables, but major repairs or refinishing should be left to a professional. Only apply wax touch-ups (we can provide brand information) if you have a table with a waxed finish and want to freshen the look periodically. Do not sand before applying wax, then let dry and then buff off with clean, dry, soft cloth.  

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