How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table

Melford Solid Oak Large Extending Dining Table 180cm chunky, two leaves that store underneath will sit 6 to 10 people comfortably DLX1800EXT

The dining table is the centrepiece of any dining room and the furniture piece that will see the most use. A solid dining table is not just a place to share a meal, but a place to socialise and entertain with friends and family! So, it is important to choose a dining table setup that suits your unique needs. Here are some of the features to look for when choosing the perfect dining table.

1. Size and Space

No matter how nice a solid dining table looks, it won’t work for your room if it isn’t the right size. Consider the table itself, the space for the chairs, and how much free area there is to move around. Also consider how much use your table will get each day as well as the average number of people who will sit there daily. Finally, make sure the table is the right height for your needs.

2. Design

The design of your dining table should match the overall look and shape of your room. Choose a shape for your table that fits your room; round tables maximise space while rectangular tables can serve more people. An extendable table is also a great option if you’ve got a big family! The dining table design you choose will have a huge impact on how well your dining area functions.

3. Suitability

What do you plan on using your dining table for? If it will be mainly used for family meals, go with a casual but durable design. If you plan on using it primarily for formal occasions, you could consider a more elegant design. Also, choose a style for your table that suits the overall décor of your dining room. From traditional to modern minimalism, the table you select will make or break the interior look of your room, so be sure to choose wisely!

4. Material

The material you pick for your solid dining table should not only fit your personal style, but also be functional. In addition, you need to consider what your budget will allow. For example, high gloss materials look great with modern décor, but can be more difficult to maintain, while matte materials offer a more relaxed and casual look. Solid wood is both warm and durable, while tempered glass could create the illusion of more space but shows the dust! There are many materials available to help you make the best choice for this focal point in your dining room.

5. Sturdiness and Durability

The final thing to consider is how long you want your dining table to last. Your dining table will receive a lot of wear and tear over the years, so you need to get something durable! Wood and metal are some of the most robust materials, with glass or gloss perhaps being a good option for a more opulent and refined look. Remember to look at the construction of the table: if it’s not stable when you move it, it may not last long!

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