How to Get your Dining Room Thanksgiving Ready | Part 3 – Pulling It All Together with the Perfect Rug and Lighting

In the final installment of our series to help get your dining room ready for the holidays we will explore some finishing touches.  For many of us, we love our dining set (table and chairs) but need a few key things to take the dining room from bland to bam! With that in mind, let’s start at the bottom, literally.

If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski you no doubt know the importance of a rug in tying a room together.  While we  hope your existing carpet wasn’t afflicted with the same demise as the Dude’s, we certainly know a thing or two about choosing the right rug for a room.  

Of course, measurements are key. A dining room rug should be large enough to allow all chairs to slide out without leaving the rug.  At the same time, you need to work around other furniture in the room.  (No, it’s not okay to have only the front legs of your sideboard on the carpet. But if you absolutely must, be sure to shim the back legs to keep the furniture level.)

At James Craig Furnishings we have an extensive collection of quality rugs available from SuryaCreative Accents, and Global Views.  Below is a round up of just a few of those that would be great in a dining room.  But for more detail on what to consider when selecting a rug, be sure to check out interior decorator Shoshana Gosselin’s thoughtful how to on the subject.

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Also essential for the perfect dinning room is the perfect hanging lamp.  And finding just the right one for your style is easy with the tremendous assortment of well-crafted chandeliers and pendant lamps available from James Craig Furnishings.   Choose from offerings from Robert AbbeyGlobal VIews UttermostNova LampsStonegate Designs or Arteriors.

Choose your fave from one of the highlighted pendants or chandeliers below or come into the showroom so we can help match you to the right light for your dining room.

Ready to take your dining room from drab to dynamite?  Visit our Houston furniture showroom and our team of experts will make the process a breeze.





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