A skirted round table can be an impressive piece of furniture that can be a beautiful asset to any dining room. They are a great way to make you dining room seem warm and inviting while adding color, pattern and texture. There is nothing new here, the skirted round table is a classic that gets banished to no man's land periodically. But there always seems to be an eventual resurrection because they are so lovely and versatile that decorators always seem to acknowledge their worth and bring them back from exile.
Whether you like the romantic, dreamy style with billowy ball gown-like skirts or your preference is a more tailored style, it is the fabric that will give your skirted dining room table a refreshed updated look. The right fabric choice will take your table from too fussy to elegant and chic. Flouncy skirts have given way to more classic looks that use lovely linens and dressmaker detailing. Even the layered looks are now clean and crisp.
I have never used a round table in my dining room nor have I used a skirt before, but I am seriously considering a change. If you find yourself drawn to this look as well maybe these images will help you make up your mind.
Decorators are once again realizing the potential of a skirted table's presence in a room. I think they are especially lovely when used on round tables in dining rooms.
Because of the number of chairs, a dining room can easily become to "leggy". A beautiful table skirt will soften the look by warming things up.
I love this dining room with it's skirted table and wonderful banquette style seating via a sweet buffalo checked sofa.
If you want a beautiful skirted look for your round table try using something different like a bedspread or quilt. Think outside the box and get creative. I love the casual elegance of this table.
The heavier the fabric of your table skirt, the more luxurious the drape
Sitting comfortably is many times a drawback to the round skirted table. Usually if the skirt is not too heavy and doesn't puddle on the floor it's not a problem. Weighting the bottom gives a better visual effect but can add to the seating problem. The trick is to make sure you provide plenty of fullness for everyone's knees so the space won't be pulled too tight.
One of the quickest dining room updates is to switch to a round table and add a beautiful skirt.
John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster
For those who like layers of pattern, a tablecloth for your round dining room table is a great way to mix in more.
A round dining room table covered in layers of crisp stripes and checks is perfection when used with painted furniture.
If you are considering a table skirt for your dining room but don't want a voluminous effect, a shorter skirt may be the answer.
A softly draped table skirt adds instant warmth to the dining room and can be a wonderful alternative if there is already a good deal of wood in the room
If your dining room is lacking architectural interest, a skirted table is the perfect solution to bring interest to the space.
To protect your round table skirt you can choose glass or a waterproof liner.
If you like a layered effect for your dining room table skirt you can still have an fresh look by choosing updated fabrics. Remember to use some restraint...........flouncy and fussy is out.
I love this simple but elegant round, skirted table. And since I am a big fan of mismatched dining room chairs, the addition of the great colorful painted chairs and French settee is pure perfection!!
I think a round and skirted dining room table creates a more intimate space.
It really doesn't matter the condition of the round table just as long as it is sturdy. This will give you more money in your budget to purchase great fabric for your dining room table skirt.
The dining room that features a round and skirted table will be more visually appealing if the chairs aren't situated in the traditional pushed in way. Either move your chairs out a bit, place them against the walls until ready to use or try something unique like the placement above.
Round dining room tables look wonderful in more tailored skirting as well. However I would position each chair at a pleat for comfortable seating. Decorative tape or fringe can help refresh your fabric and those little dressmaker details make all the difference.
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