How to choose good quality materials for your dining room

By Jelena Raicevic
15 December 2023

Interior Design Items, Furniture


For an elegant and stylish home, opt for good quality materials for your dining room. Discover the best ones to enhance your space.

The first concern when you have to redesign a room in your home is being able to choose the furniture according to the right style, or according to your taste.

There is nothing wrong with that.

Designing or redesigning your home should be, first and foremost, a passionate adventure guided by your personal choices.

When you walk into a room - like a dining room, for instance - the place where we first welcome our guests - you should breathe in the attitude and personality of the person who furnished it with such great care.

If you want a classy and refined result, it is important that you choose high quality furniture and the best materials for the dining table. A nice-looking piece of furniture made of poor materials will not last for long, and it will make your dining room more anonymous and less special.

However, designing a room is not just a matter of style or personal taste. Behind each furnishing choice, there should be an expert guide, a criterion for wholeness and harmony.

You are probably wondering: how can I choose the right quality materials for my dining room?

Don't worry. Decorating your dining room with the right materials is easy! Read this article to know more about:


How to choose good quality materials for your dining room: Luce Light collection


What materials should be used in the dining area?

Before talking about the best quality materials for your dining room, there are some aspects to keep in mind.

First of all, in order to have quality materials, you should choose quality furniture. And to have quality furniture, you should turn to the best companies in the industry, those who have always cared about the design and quality of their collections.

Remember, a good company will not only provide quality materials, but also offer you expert advice and a reliable after-sales service.

Another key aspect to take into account when choosing materials is your lifestyle. Indeed, the materials you choose should be in line with the way you intend to use the space. For example, if you often host dinner parties, you may want to invest in materials that are not only stylish and elegant, but also easy to clean, durable, and with a long-term value.



1. What makes a good dining area?

First of all, you should ask yourself what kind of furniture you are buying. The type of furniture can make a difference when it comes to choosing the materials.

Whether it is the dining table, the chairs or the glass cabinet, each element has a specific function and should be chosen carefully.

If you are looking for a large display cabinet, because you love showcasing your fine China, you should make sure the structural materials (such as shelves) are sturdy enough to support the weight. The door and handle finish will lighten the cabinet, making it visually elegant and graceful.

While it is important to select quality materials for dining rooms, it is equally important to know how to arrange the various pieces of furniture within the space available: a well-designed layout can improve the flow of a room, making it more welcoming and functional.

For instance, make sure there is enough space between the dining table and the walls or other furniture so that it is easy to move around. Also, don’t forget the surrounding elements, such as:

  • Lighting: it has the power to make the space look bigger and to define the atmosphere, making it warmer or cooler, or more or less cozy.
  • Color palette: neutral tones such as beige, gray or white can create a calm and elegant environment, while bolder colors, such as red or blue, can add vitality and energy to a room.
  • Accessories: items such as placemats, centerpieces, and pictures are the final touches that uniquely define the look of your dining room.


How to choose good quality materials for your dining room: Dolce Vita collection


2. What is the most durable material for a dining table?

The durability of the piece of furniture you are about to purchase is very important to consider, when choosing its material.

For instance, a table plays a key role in your dining room, both from a practical and from an aesthetic standpoint. When you have guests over, you’d want to make sure it is made of a sturdy material, to prevent wear over time. And it should be functional, to support the weight and heat of your dishes, during your lunch and dinner parties.

So, which are the best materials for a dining table?

Without forgetting its function and aesthetic centrality, you can choose from many different materials for your dining table. Generally, the choice falls on solid wood, albeit, in a high-end dining room, the difference lies in how the table is made and in its finishing. Apart from supporting weight, the table should also be aesthetically stunning for anyone walking into the room. This is why the table surface can be finished with a thin slab of glass or other fine materials that will make your dining room brighter.

Among the most durable materials for a dining table there are hardwoods, such as oak, walnut and teak, and lacquered surfaces, which not only provide longevity and durability, but also give the room an unparalleled touch of class.


How to choose good quality materials for your dining room: Essenza collection


3. Material for dining room chairs

When talking about quality materials for the dining room, we cannot fail to mention the chairs that frame the table.

First of all, the chairs' structure should also be sturdy. However, chairs also contribute to the overall aesthetics and comfort of the dining area. Therefore, it is essential to opt for materials that are both durable and pleasing to look at.

For their structure, both wood and metals, such as steel or iron, are considered reliable materials. The choice of a material for dining room chairs can also be affected by the style we intend to create: wood, and walnut in particular, is perfect for classic style rooms, while metal is better suited to connote contemporary or industrial environments.

For coverings, the possibilities are virtually endless. With a wide range of colors and finishes available, you can give free rein to your aesthetic taste. Whether you prefer the lightness of satin or the comfort of cotton, the modern touch of leather or the elegance of a damask fabric, upholstery is the "element" that completes the style of the chairs and enhances the dining room.


How to choose good quality materials for your dining room: Modigliani collection


4. Sideboards and display cabinets materials

Apart from tables and chairs, you can add other furnishing elements to your dining room. You can choose a sideboard or a display cabinet, which, apart from their important space organizing function, have a strong aesthetic impact. Again, it is essential to choose only quality materials for the dining room and its furnishings.

When it comes to this kind of furniture, you can go a little crazy and let yourself be inspired by the most unique and precious models. For instance, a sideboard with a glass shelf is more than perfect to embellish your dining room.


How to choose good quality materials for your dining room: Fantasia collection


What are the most commonly used materials in dining room furniture?

By now you surely have realized how important quality materials are in your dining room. It is not a question of which material is most used in decorating a dining room, but rather of which material best suits the overall style.

In fact, before even weighing the choice of materials, it is essential to create an overall harmony in the environment in terms of design, colors, lines and visual balance.

If the rest of your house is decorated in a classic or contemporary style, you should be consistent with the choices you’ve made, even when choosing the material for the dining table or the material for the dining room chairs.

Everything will be more balanced, and fine materials will help create the right harmony.

You can find ideas and inspiration by exploring Arredoclassic and Adora's collections of classic and contemporary styles, respectively.

Ask for a personalized consultation and let us guide you in choosing your new designer furniture.

Jelena Raicevic

As part of the commercial department, Jelena Raicevic loves to discover different cultures and trends, mainly related to the furnishing worlds.