Published at Sunday, September 08th, 2019 - 22:09:40 PM. Dining Room. By Élisabeth Vertefeuille.
One thing you want to avoid is buying dining room furniture that doesn’t call to your family and friends to ”come, sit and enjoy”. In many homes where the dining table lacks that attraction, a dining room quickly becomes more of a formal work station where objects are left, the table becomes cluttered and the only thing not happening in the room is the dining. Even formal dining furniture can attract dinner guests without making them feel uneasy or nervous about their manners. It’s all about the furniture you pick to fill the room.
While most of us might take dining room for granted, we don’t realize the important role that it plays in our lives. In ancient times, Greeks used to have this concept of Hearth, a central pit of fire inside a home, where families would gather around to enjoy food, talk about their daily lives and have some happier moments. This even extended to the town centres of the ancient cities, where anyone could claim guest privileges to be treated well when they were travelling. Hearth was, in essence, the heart of every home. In modern times, however, the hearth has been replaced by kitchens, where we cook our food. But one thing that hasn’t gone out of practice is our habit of congregating in one place to enjoy delicious meals and have a lively chatter. That responsibility now lies on the hefty shoulders of a dining room. And when it is equipped with the right settings, then it becomes the perfect place and, truly, the heart of every home.
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