How to Choose The Perfect Dining Room Table

Choosing a dining room set is not something that many of us do on a regular basis. In fact, most people use the same table and chairs for an average of 5 to 10 years. That’s why it’s important to make your choice with care.

There are some key things to bear in mind before making your decision. Not least is the size of your room, which will obviously have a bearing on the dimensions of the table you choose. Here at Edmunds & Clarke Furniture, we offer an extensive range of dining room sets in a variety of styles. This guide will help you to make the perfect choice.

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What You Need to Consider

Size really is important. Be sure to measure your room carefully so that you know how much space you have to play with. A distance of 90cm between the table and the wall on all sides is advisable, to avoid making the room feel cramped.

Shape is important, too. As a general rule, circular and square tables are best suited to square rooms, but could look out of place in spaces that are longer than they are wide. For a rectangular room, a rectangular or oval table is generally the best fit. Take a look at our selection of dining room furniture to find the perfect table for your room.

How often do you use your dining table? If it’s every day, a large non-extending table in your preferred style could be a good choice. If it’s a weekend or special occasions-only table, a fold away design will offer more dining room space when not in use. Edmunds & Clarke’s extensive range of extendable tables offers something for every room.

Is your table just for dining, or do you sometimes work there too? If it’s the latter, choose a table with a durable surface that will stand up to heat, spillages and potential scratches. Glass, solid wood and wood veneer offer good protection, and here at Edmunds & Clarke we have a great range of tables available in hard wearing materials.

What Style Are You?

If you live in a rural farmhouse you won’t want the same style of dining room furniture as someone in a contemporary new build. At Edmunds & Clarke we offer a range to suit every style, from plain rustic oak to decorative and contemporary.

Colour is important when choosing a table, particularly if it’s something you may own for several years. Your purple-topped pedestal table may match your current colour scheme, but if you decide to re-decorate it could be an issue. Neutral shades such as brown, black, grey and white will generally blend with any changes.

The base of your table is just as important as the table top itself, and different options offer different benefits. A pedestal or plinth base may eliminate the risk of dinner guests getting a table leg between their knees. But if there are children in the house, stability may become an issue, so four legs could be a better choice.

Whatever size, style or finish is the right fit for your home, you’ll find it at Edmunds & Clarke. From sleek and contemporary to classic and traditional, there’s a dining room range to suit every taste and every home. We are an independent family run business with our customers’ interests at heart, and we are more than happy to help you choose your perfect dining room sets.

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