Are you looking for the perfect dining set for your home? Well, look no more.
In my search for a suitable dining set for one of my clients’ home, I came across a beautiful, classic called Hillsdale Wilshire Dining Set. Today I want to give you a detailed review of this product, together with my recommendations and opinion about it.
Keep reading the following lines. 🙂
First of all, let me show you some general things about it, stated on the official site.
Product name: WILSHIRE ANTIQUE 5 PIECE ROUND DINING SET
Producer: HILLSDALE HOUSE FURNITURE
Best place to buy: HOME AND PATIO DECOR CENTER
My rating: 9.20/10
- Great pattern and design, perfect for a cozy, charming room, decorated in a simple manner
- Brings in the atmosphere from the old English movies and books, creating a fresh, charming air
- Made from solid wood, which ensures durability
- I love that it’s really versatile, you can place it in the kitchen, living room or even patio
- It has some ivory accents, that make it look elegant and stylish
- Free shipping and affordable price, for this kind of dining set (See “The price…pretty affordable, I would say” heading below)
- You get the possibility to choose the color you want, for the same price
- It would only blend certain types of decorating styles, generally the more classic and simple ones
- I wouldn’t recommend it for modern and luxurious rooms, like Minimalist, Victorian or Industrial decorated ones
- On the site where I buy it from, shipping is only available inside the US, which is a huge downside in my opinion
- If it’s placed in a spacious room, it may seem a bit small
- Compared to regular dining sets of its dimensions, the price can seem a bit high
My longtime memories with Hillsdale Wilshire Dining Set
I’ve had this Wilshire Dining Set in my own house a few years ago. I bought it because I needed something that would blend my simple, classic kitchen, that lacked a lot of space and seemed really narrow.
I’ve been searching a lot for a suitable product without finding anything I liked, until I came across this cozy set that immediately drew my attention.
Although I wasn’t very sure it was exactly what I needed, I didn’t have a better choice so I said I should give it a try, if I still couldn’t find anything better. And I didn’t, so I ordered it. I admit I was more confident because of the long warranty, which was somehow a guarantee that I wasn’t spending my money on a stupidity.
And I wasn’t, actually. The set was perfect for my small kitchen, that now seemed like a room from the old English movies. And it was all because of this dining set.
I’ve changed house meanwhile and my kitchen it much more spacious, so I don’t need that decor anymore, but I will always look back to it with a lot of pleasure. I was very proud of my kitchen’s look and it was one of the things that convinced me to take this thing with interior design more seriously.
For this reason, this Wilshire Dining Set will remain one of the product I absolutely love and I will continue to recommend it to people, as I have a lot of confidence in its quality and aspect.
A great choice for both living room and kitchen
One of the things that I love about this Wilshire Dining Set is its versatility, and by this I mean that it’s not just a kitchen set, it’s actually suitable for other rooms of the house too.
I know people who have a very narrow kitchen, so they can’t afford to add a table and chairs there, because they would remain with no free space.
For this reason, they have to place the dining set in the living room, which has larger dimensions and a bit more space.
Now what happens if your dining set is made in such a manner that is could only suit your kitchen? I ask this because there are many dining sets of this type, so I get many questions like “What should I do in this case?”.
The answer is just one, you have to get a set that would be more versatile, else it will look like you’ve moved some of your kitchen in the living room.
For this reason, pay attention when you choose a dining set, especially if you’re not sure where you’ll place it.
But this isn’t the case with Wilshire Dining Set, because its colors and design are made to blend several types of room’s decor, not necessarily a kitchen’s.
Just take a look at its pattern, you couldn’t say whether it was created for a living room or for a kitchen.
Moreover, I think that with the adequate decor, it could also be placed on the patio, without looking like it doesn’t belong there.
And this versatility is what I want from a dining set in order to call it worth buying.
Wilshire is the perfect dining set for a Cottage decorated room
Although it’s very versatile, in case you’re wondering if this Wilshire Dining Set is a perfect match for any kind of living room or kitchen, well the answer is NO, IT’S NOT.
If you have a Minimalist kitchen, an Industrial living room or a Victorian decorated house, this kind of dining set should never be something you would consider buying. These styles are just some examples, because there are many other that wouldn’t blend at all with this Wilshire Dining Set.
Though it looks really nice and cozy, it’s definitely a “NO” for some styles, while for others it’s more than perfect. Although I haven’t talked much about the it in any of my posts, Cottage style is definitely the #1 choice for this dining set.
The colors, the design and the atmosphere of Wilshire Dining Set would make it ideal for a Cottage decorated kitchen, which is based on soft colors, fresh atmosphere and charming design.
This dining set’s features are just what a Cottage decorated room needs, because it adds a lot of character and feeling.
Classic, Coastal, Rustic, Vintage, even Art Deco or Art Nouveau decors could blend well with this product, and make it look like it was created especially for that kitchen or living room.
It’s just about finding out if your rooms would be suitable for this kind of dining set, and after this it’s all up to you what you choose. Keep in mind that it’s a great option for a cozy, charming room, so if yours belongs to this category, make sure you take a look a it.
Several options when it comes to color
Another thing that I love about Wilshire Dining Set is that it gives you the possibility to pick the color you like best and the one that suits best with your decor.
This is something I don’t see very often, as most companies either have just a color for a certain pattern, or they have a different price for a certain model in different colors. In other words, sometimes you have to pay more for a product just because you want it black, not grey. To be honest, this doesn’t seem very normal to me…
But here, things are different. You can choose from 2 colors, black or white, but there is no different price, which is a great advantage because you won’t feel pressured to choose one because it’s cheaper, though it’s not really what you want.
As far as I’m concerned, I prefer the white color for Wilshire Dining Set. It was the color I had on my own set some years ago, and I think it’s more elegant and it gives a different feeling, especially in a classic room, but you are free to choose the ones you like better. Every house is different, and what was better for me might not be better for you too.
So take advantage of the fact that you have a choice to make and pick the color suitable for you.
Is Willshire set’s antique design still trending?
In our days, not only that furniture items that have an antique touch are fashionable, but they are actually very popular and most of all, ELEGANT.
That’s right, if elegance is one of the things you’re looking for in your house, then Wilshire Dining Set is definitely something you have to check out.
The solid wood, the distressed finish, the carved chair legs and the ivory fabric, all these give it a superior air and elegance, that you can only find in English movies or books.
These features also create a specific atmosphere, that will make you forget you are in a modern home and not in an elegant house created many years ago.
So, in case you’re wondering if antiquity is still in fashion, just take a look at Wilshire Dining Set and you’ll immediately know the answer by yourself.
The price…pretty affordable, I would say
Yes, there’s not much to say about this…I know $1,649 seems a bit high, but let me tell you something: generally, Cottage dining sets are much more expensive than that.
As I told you before, Cottage style is inspired by English houses from the 19th century, so all Cottage pieces have to follow certain design rules and patterns, which makes them a bit more expensive than regular furniture. For this reason, it’s not very simple to find this kind of furniture with a very small budget.
However, $1,649 doesn’t seem a very high price, considering that you get a table and 4 chairs, which would be enough for an average kitchen, I believe. There are regular furniture pieces much more expensive than that, so I would say Wilshire Dining Set’s cost is quite affordable.
As I said, I have a lot of confidence in Hillsdale products because they haven’t disappointed me all these years, so it doesn’t seem to me a high amount, as I know the quality is great. But you can read more about this below.
Also, keep in mind that if buy it from Home and Decor Patio Center you have free shipping and no extra costs, so you won’t get a larger bill at delivery.
Why I trust Hillsdale products
If you’ve taken a look at the paragraphs from the beginning (Pros and Cons), you’ve probably noticed that I said a lot of good things about this product and that it’s one of the sets I often recommend to my clients. That’s true, and one of the main reasons for this is that I have a lot of confidence in Hillsdale’s products.
I’ve been buying furniture and accessories from them for a long time and they’re one of my favorite companies when it comes to home decor.
They have great prices, very high quality and most of their products have a lifetime warranty, so I don’t feel like I’m risking anything when I spend money on pieces that I haven’t bought before.
I’ve bought furniture, lights, rugs, decorative clocks, in other words, kind of every category of home decor products from them, and I can’t really say that any of them was a bad investment.
It’s true that not all of the things I bought were the best products I could have chosen, but regarding the price/quality ratio, there isn’t absolutely anything to complain about.
Being one of the companies I trust, you can imagine that I buy and recommend their products a lot, so that’s the reason why you will see very often Hillsdale products among my recommendations.
My final verdict
All in all, if your house is decorated in a simple, cozy, rather classic style, then this Wilshire Dinng Set is everything you need in order to emphasize the charming atmosphere of your home.
The elegant design, light colors and chic patterns manage to bring in the air from the England of the 19th century and impress everyone by simplicity and style. Don’t forget that you have a choice when it comes to color, so take advantage of this.
However, if you have a more modern style in your kitchen or living room, then this kind of dining set is definitely not what you should be looking for, so go for more solid, polished one instead.
Anyway, I hope this review helped you make an opinion about Hillsdale Wilshire Dining Set and understand whether it is what you need in your house or not.
What do you think, would you buy a Hillsdale Wilshire Dining Set for your kitchen or living room? Let me know your opinions in the comments below. 😀