BUYERS GUIDE: Dining Table Set

We’ve Compiled top tips to help make shopping for your next dining table set a breeze.

Available Space

One of the most important factors that will influence your decision on what dining set to get is the available space and layout of your dining room. There needs to be enough space around the table so that you can conveniently pull out the dining chair and people can easily pass behind someone who is seated. As a general rule of thumb, there should be between 90 to 120cm clearance from the edge of the table to the wall or any other piece of furniture.

On the other hand, it is also important that the dining table is not too small for the room or else it may look awkward. A space of up to 180cm from the wall to the table should be about right.

Consider the number of users

Our recommended lengths per number of persons are as follows:

  Number of Dining Chairs (Seats) 
2 4 6 8
Length 

(Rectangular / Oval Dining Tables)

80-90cm 90-120cm 150-180cm 180-220cm
Diameter

(Round Dining Tables)

70–90cm 90–120cm 130-150cm 150-170cm

This gives everyone enough elbow room to eat comfortably as well as get in and out of their seats without disturbing their neighbor. There are also extendable table options that give you the flexibility to seat more people on special occasions.

Complementary Pieces

Don’t forget to consider complementary pieces that can offer additional seating, storage or serving space to your dining room. Sideboards are a great place outside of your kitchen to store extra dinnerware, serving ware or table linens for special occasions. It is also the perfect platform to set up a beautiful buffet spread.

If your dining space has a bar counter near-by, consider adding barstools for optional seating as well.

Hanging a Light?

The right lighting fixture can add that extra bit of personality to your dining space. Hanging lights should usually be around 75 to 90 cm from the top of the table for maximum effect without being a hassle.

 

 

Rachel Dining Table

 

 

 

Kado Dining Set

Bridget Dining Set

Nessa Dining Set

   Tyra Dining  set With Neutral and natural colors.

BLIMS is one of the leading furniture stores in the Philippines, with over 18 locations around Metro Manila and select cities nationwide. Visit a BLIMS Fine Furniture showroom today and find the perfect furniture pieces for your home.

 

 

18 BLIMS Branches to Cater to Your Furniture Needs

No one talks about the pressure that comes with buying furniture for your home. As one of the biggest investments you’ll make when completing a home, your furniture choices will directly affect your daily life.          

BLIMS Fine Furniture, one of the pioneers in the Philippine furniture industry for over 40 years, is here to help you choose what’s best for your home. And now with 18 branches, BLIMS is your one stop shop for the pieces you need to complete your space.

Shop our various sections including:

Living & Dining Space to find sofas, occasional tables, accent pieces, dining sets and sideboards that range from modern contemporary to industrial chic.   

The Leather Gallery specializes in leather upholstered goods from everyday sofas to show stopping signature pieces. 

BLIMS’ Condo Collection features compact furniture such as multi-functional tables and storage as well as various styles of sofa beds to make every space count.  

Our Sleepshop features bedframes that can be customized to suit your taste and size requirements while the Mattress gallery showcases models from the top five mattress brands in the Philippines – namely: Ambassador, King Koil, Salem, Slumberland and Uratex Premium. 

And for those mixing a bit of work with leisure, we have Office World pieces that may suit your needs. 

With BLIMS, you won’t be shopping in the dark     

Buying furniture may make you feel like you are tiptoeing into a whole new world. BLIMS understands that with finding the right furniture comes the nitty gritty details. At BLIMS, we don’t just offer furniture pieces but we are committed to helping you find the best one for your needs. 

Visit any of our showrooms and you’ll find that at each turn, you become a smarter consumer. Each store is equipped with information and helpful associates that try to understand your requirements, walk you through some choices and hopefully find the perfect pieces for your home.

 

BLIMS CW Home Depot Sta. Rosa, Laguna

BLIMS CW Home Depot Ortigas

BLIMS Greenbelt 

Visit our website to know more about our locations. Have a happy furniture shopping ahead!

FURNITURE BUYERS GUIDE: Accent Chairs

Vienna Accent Chair
  An accent chair is a simple and fun way to add character to your space or liven up an empty corner in your home. 
    If you are shopping for an accent chair, here are some things to consider:

Measurement & Size
    Not all chairs are created equal, make sure to measure your space to ensure that your chair fits well into the area with enough room around it to be functional. Consider placing your chair on an angle from the wall to make your layout more interesting. However, remember that this will take up more space. Creating an outline on the floor using masking tape or cardboard can be a great way to visualize your intended furniture piece.  

Material

Accent chairs come in a multitude of materials from leather and fabric to plastic and natural fibers. Remember, an accent chair does not always have to match the rest of your sofas or living room pieces exactly – it’s meant to stand out as an accent piece! However, keeping one element the same, like the leg material between sofa and accent chair will maintain a cohesive looking space.   

Design & Functionality 
    A great looking accent chair becomes even greater when it’s a functional piece in your home. When choosing the right one for you, also consider what it will be used for. A chair for a reading nook should ideally be deep enough that you can casually cozy up for hours while a chair for a formal sitting area should be more structured so it is easy to get in and out from.         Whatever your style or purpose, BLIMS Fine Furniture offers a wide selection of  stylish accent chairs perfect for every home. Here are some of their items that you might want to check out:

  Chai Accent chair. Add some color to your space with this modern contemporary accent chair with solid ash legs.
Dallas Accent chair. The Dallas collection is an ode to luxe country living with its generous wooden finishes, soft fabrics and a comfortable style perfect for family gatherings. Add this elegant accent chair to complement your space.
Mochi Accent chair. Plastic accent chair in a modern curved design with wooden tapered legs.
Olaf Accent chair. An elegant winged accent chair with sloped wooden arm details. One (1) rectangular throw pillow included. Custom colors and sizes available.
Channel Accent chair by Scandinavian Design. Mid century accent chair with tapered brass legs designed by Malene Lillelund.
Lilac Accent chair. A great accent piece for a small nook that is both functional and beautiful. Lift the base to find storage underneath. The armrest can be reclined to form a small bed.

 

To see more furniture pieces perfect for your home, visit our website BLIMS Fine Furniture or simply drop by one of our showrooms located in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines. Have a happy furniture shopping day ahead!

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: Scandinavian Sofas

Picking the right sofa for your home can be a daunting task. It is one of the major furniture purchases you will be making and is a focal point of any modern living space. Let’s look into Scandinavian inspired sofas and why they might be the perfect fit for your space.

Scandinavian design is famous for its simplicity, clean lines, and slim silhouettes. This makes it a great fit for compact homes that want a “light” looking sofa for an uncluttered visual or as a design showpiece in a larger home.

Simplicity

Simple and contemporary, a Scandinavian style sofa can definitely create a minimalist look in your home. Pairing it with natural elements can create a warm, cozy atmosphere while keeping the color scheme monochromatic keep your space looking uncluttered.

Mikaela 2 – seater sofa

It can easily blend into any home-setting without too much furnishings but you can also dress it up with fun accent pillows and throws.

Clean Lines (Yet Detailed Design)

Scandinavian style sofas have a very refreshing look about them with simple but detailed designs like diamond patterned stitching, ribbed cushions or tufted backrests that make an impact.

 

Apart from this, Scandinavian style sofas are iconic for its characteristic tapered wooden legs. Modern renditions of the style have come to include various wood stains like grey and walnut but also other materials like brass and iron for a touch of chic elegance.

Nobel sofa and Channel accent chair

Slim Silhouettes

With an emphasis on minimalism and lightness, Scandinavian style sofas often feature slim profiles that make it a great choice for tight spaces.  Check out some of these Scandinavian inspired sofas by BLIMS Fine Furniture:

Tomo 2 or 3 Seater. A Tight back tufted half
leather sofa with solid wood base and
tapered legs.
Valentin Sectional sofa. Compact and functional fabric L-shape sofa with adjustable backrests to turn into a sofa bed. Right facing chaise.
Nicolai 2 or 3 Seater. A Contemporary Scandinavian style high-back winged fabric sofa with removable seat cushion cover for easy maintenance.

Simple, Timeless and Elegant – consider a Scandinavian inspired sofa the next time you go shopping for a compact space or are looking for a simple piece that has a big impact.

Check out more of our items at BLIMS Fine Furniture or visit the nearest furniture showroom across the Greater Metro Manila Area and the Philippines (Davao City)

Check out more of our items at BLIMS Fine Furniture or visit the nearest furniture showroom across the Greater Metro Manila Area and the Philippines (Davao City)

 

Essential Condo Furniture for Metro Manila Living

The Philippines has a lot of new condos that are ready for you to move into, but space and size is always a concern. Condo living is surely made easier when you have the right condo furniture pieces for your new home!

Here are some essential Condo Furniture pieces perfect for Metro Manila living.

 DARLA Ottoman with Storage

  • This classic piece is great for storing your magazines, books and even extra blankets for unexpected sleepovers
  1. NANTES T.V. Cabinet
  • Owning a T.V. Cabinet with open cabinets helps lighten the area where it is located because your T.V. can appear less bulky when you have see through the shelves. Not to mention you can easily tell if the certain area is collecting dust and easily clean it

  1. PORTLAND Lift Top Coffee Table

This show stopping piece is sure to impress your guests. Imagine converting your coffee table to a working table with a simple lift. To add to this, the extra storage compartments will surely help you declutter your space.  Talk about taking storage to a whole new level

The side compartments are convenient for storing notepads, pencils, and even cleaning essentials when a pet accidentally uses your living room as a bathroom or a guest accidentally spilled his/her drink

  1. LYON Shoe Cabinet

It’s great to have a shoe cabinet that doesn’t take up so much space, especially when you open it. With 3 levels of shelves, your shoe addiction will definitely have enough storage space. Open shelves on the side are also a good place to place your shiners, keys or even your emergency kits.

  1. NANTES Bar Table

Why get a bar top and cabinet separately when you can get both! With so many compartments, one can surely have enough space for all the wine glasses, dinnerware or even books.

  1. VIENNA Sofabed 

Sofabeds are highly recommended for compact or tight spaces. A sofa that can easily be converted to a bed will always be a huge space saver. Sofabeds that have extra storage are also always a plus especially in the crowded spaces of Metro Manila.

That’s our list of essential condo living furniture in the Philippines. We hope that gave you an idea on what furniture you need best for your condominium. You can further improve your living space by reading our blog on how to best furnish your condominium.

You can visit our condo furniture collection to view and learn more about the products or you can simply visit our showrooms