Planning To Buy A New Dining Table, Here Are The Things To Consider!

Eating is a necessity of life but more than that it is also one of the greatest pleasures in life. As a saying goes, ‘some people eat to live while others live to eat’. This says much about the main role eating plays in our life. With the hectic lives we live, we are hardly able to find time to sit down with our families for anything. A place to dine kills two birds with one stone.

Having a dining area is a great way to tempt your family to end up spending a little bit of their time together to eat dinner. When you have guests over, you will have a place to sit them down for dinner and if nothing else it’s a good substitute for your study area to get a project or something done.

Planning To Buy A New Dining Table, Here Are The Things To Consider!

But, how can you get your dining table to fit in with the rest of your home? Well, with just a few pointers you will be as ready as can be to create the perfect little dining area with your amazing dining table.

  • Room or Space:

The first most basic factor to keep in mind before going out to buy a dining table is the place you’re going to keep it. Everything else depends on whether you have a separate dining room or you have an open kitchen space or dividing the area with your living room. The space is the main criteria for the rest.

  • Size for your Dining Table:

The size of your dining table depends on the size of your room or space. If you have a complete room for your dining table then the size of that room determines the size of your table. If you have an open kitchen then a petite and smaller table is a better fit. Same goes when sharing space with your living area. How many people you plan on sitting down normally is also an important factor.

  • Color:

The size of your dining table depends on the size of your room or space. If you have a complete room for your dining table then the size of that room determines the size of your table. If you have an open kitchen then a petite and smaller table is a better fit. Same goes when sharing space with your living area. How many people you plan on sitting down normally is also an important factor.

  • Style & Design:

There are a lot of designs and styles out there. Whether you want to feast like Henry VIII or recreate Abigail’s Party, there’s a table to suit. Dark wood furniture has a rich, inviting appeal but can seem to close in the space if the room is small. Glass top or white on the other hand lends the room a more open and roomy feel. But, white tends to get dirty faster. Wood tables, no matter the shade, are the best option as they don’t damage easily and give the dining area a comfortable look.

  • Shape of the Table:

Sometimes one shape dining room table seems obvious to you but when you really think about it and consider the possibilities for dining room furniture there may be several ways to arrange it. For example, square rooms often work best with a circular table and rectangular rooms often work best with a rectangular table or an oval table. But if you consider that you may want to have a buffet and a china cabinet in your rectangular shaped room, you may need to consider a square or circular table. Draw out some options to scale to get a feel for which layout you like best.

  • Table Tops:

Glass table tops are a great option in small spaces as that makes the room look larger and open. A solid wood top is the most practical choice because if it gets damaged, it can be sanded and refinished, and a few knocks and scratches often add to its charm and character.

  • Finishing:

French polish gives a table that old-fashioned boardroom gleam but it’s sadly user unfriendly. Repairs are expensive, and your table is likely to spend most of its life under cover of a protective table cover. However, if you have a busy household, go for a lacquered finish as it just needs a light dusting with a soft cloth. But, if the finish gets damaged, you can’t repair it yourself. Wax and oil finishes, although less resistant to marking, have the advantage that you can re-wax them from time to time, filling in minor scratches.

  •  Chairs:

Chairs affect the outlook of your table. Your table by itself may look bare but the right chairs give the dining table set an amazing look. You need to follow the pattern of the rest of your home furniture when selecting chairs. If you use a modern dining set in your dining room while in the next room you have a traditional living room. High back chairs are a good way to section off a dining area in a living room or kitchen, while low-back ones help to enlarge the feeling of space.

A dining table is a place you eat and bond. So, having a nice dining area perfectly ties up the whole house and you always have that space to work, eat, study or just bond with each other.

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