Oak wood furniture in your dining room can be used in many different ways, either to create a simple and classy atmosphere, or to make a room look cosy and rustic for those sitting there. It's always good to combine oak chairs and tables in a dining room to give it a neat and ordered effect, and you'll find that high backed oak chairs- either with or without cushioning- will really compliment a matching oak table to give the dining room a very grand and well off effect.
The colour of oak can also be very important as the wood comes in many different stains- all of which can add a different effect to the room they are in. For a dining room that has a cosy, homely atmosphere, a light stain of wood is often preferable and this goes really well with pastel colours and soft cotton furnishings. Darker oak, such as cherry or deep brown can really compliment a more traditional and formal dining room and look really stylish with leather or velvet additions to the surrounding area.
Wood doesn't have to be finished and coloured however, and rustic "farm house" style oak additions to your dining room can also look very fetching. However, it's worth remembering that unfinished wood does require a lot of care and attention, and any spills or stains from food and drink will be permanent as they'll soak into the wood.
It's not just the table and chairs you need to consider, either. The side boards and other accessories like wine racks and cupboards will also look very fetching if they match the existing decor of the main table and chairs. Oak sideboards will always be fashionable and attractive no matter what the colour scheme is, and because they're made from such durable and hard wearing wood you know they'll last for years to come and stand up to a lot of use. These sideboards and cupboards can range from strong oak carved with delicate patterns and finished with beautiful gilt handles, to simple panelled items that give a simplistic and homely appearance.
Whatever your style, oak will definitely fit in your dining room, and due to the strength and durability of the wood and of the design, they're built to last.
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