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Do you feel like your dining room table has seen better days? Are you constantly having to shove chairs and other furniture out of the way to make room for holiday dinners? It might be time to invest in a new dining table. But with so many options available, how do you know which is right for your family?
This guide will help you find the perfect dining table for your family and needs.
Step 1: Measure Your Space
When designing a dining room, there’s one important rule to remember: design is not the only thing. Instead, you need to “figure out” how to make it more purposeful. By following this simple, you will save your precious time and can avoid the frustration of having to make last-minute changes (or worse, returning the table altogether).
So, we recommend measuring the length and width of the available space in your dining room. In our opinion, leave some additional space from each dimension.
Remember, your new dining table needs 90cm on all sides to avoid a cramped and unwelcoming dining space.
Step 2: Get In Shape
Choosing the right table is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when setting up your dining room. But, with all of the different shapes and sizes available, it can be tricky to know which one is best for your space. Fortunately, a few general rules can help guide your decision.
- Square and circular dining table tops are more suitable for square rooms. However, these tables will feel a bit awkward in rectangular dining rooms.
- Similarly, rectangular and oval-shaped dining tables are perfect for rectangular dining rooms. But these tables look unpleasant in square rooms.
Step 3: Design a Mock-Up
Trying to decide on the perfect dining table can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, from size and shape to material and style. And then there’s the matter of budget. With so much to think about, it’s no wonder that many people end up feeling overwhelmed.
However, there is a simple and inexpensive way to help narrow your options and find the perfect table for your space. All you need is some magazines and a few minutes of your time.
First, measure and mark out the table top on the floor with the magazines. Then arrange the dining chairs as they would stand around the table. Pull out a chair and sit down in it. Walk around the room to get a feel for how the table and chairs interact with the space. By using this hack, your new dining table will serve you better.
Step 4: How do You Plan to use it?
If you’re like most people, your table sees a lot of action. It’s where you eat your meals, work on your laptop, pay your bills and catch up on the day’s news. But with all that use, it can be easy to forget that your table is also a piece of furniture.
And just like any other piece of furniture, it must be made from materials that can withstand years of use. When choosing a tabletop material, look for something that is heat- and scratch-resistant.
Ceramic, solid wood, and glass are all good choices. Tempered glass is especially durable and scratch resistant. A veneer can also be a good choice, but be sure to choose real wood veneer and thin veneer to avoid peeling. With the right material, your table will be able to withstand years of use.
Step 5: Choose Table’s Color Carefully
Anyone who has ever gone shopping for a dining table knows that there are seemingly endless options to choose from.
However, one of the most important considerations is color. While choosing a brightly colored table that makes a bold statement may be tempting, it’s worth considering a more neutral hue. For a reason, black, grey, brown, and white are classics – they will always be in style.
Plus, they provide the perfect backdrop for whatever trend color you happen to be loving at the moment.
Step 6: Don’t Ignore The Table’s Base
Choosing the base for your new dining table may seem like a purely aesthetic decision, but it can significantly impact how you use the table. For example, if you have a small dining area and want to maximize seating, then you should opt for a design with a pedestal base. This will avoid any issues with diners hitting their knees on table legs.
However, if you have a larger dining area and want the option of moving the table around easily, then a design with wheels or casters would be a better option.
In the End
So, there you have it. The ultimate guide to buying a dining table for your family. Now that you know what to look for and how to find the perfect table for your needs, go forth and shop with confidence! And if you still have questions or need help narrowing down your options, feel free to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help our customers find the best home furniture.
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