Daily BulletinHoliday Centre

House & Garden

Top Tips for Selecting a Dining Room Table

  • Written by News Company

Your dining table is that much-loved place that brings your family together at mealtimes. You tend to spend priceless moments of gaiety and joy over carefully prepared recipes. Given the significance and utility of a dining table, you cannot afford to compromise on the make or features of this vital piece of furniture. Therefore, whether you’re planning to buy your first ever dining table or looking for a replacement for your existing one, you need to consider some crucial points before moving forward with your purchase.

The concerning part about buying a dining table is that the market for the same is large and overwhelming. When you key in the search query “buy dining table and kitchen tables”, you’re likely to come up with thousands of results to leave you at your wit’s end. Here, we have collated a few guidelines to help you pick the perfect dining table for your home.

Tips to Guide Your Dining Table Buy

In contemporary times, dining tables have attained an altogether new meaning and worth. As you begin your search, you’re likely to find tables in various shapes and sizes to match your needs and budget. Kevin Sykes from Modern Digs Furniture says that dining tables are an essential piece of furniture that can serve many purposes in any home. From serving as a place for eating meals with loved ones to providing a solid platform for your work-from-home requirements, they do it all.

Buy a bigger dining table than you need

One of the most difficult things for interior designers and the salesperson at furniture stores is to convince people about the need of buying a slightly bigger dining table than what they ‘feel’ is necessary. In all. probability, you’d also say, “Why do we need a larger-sized dining table when we hardly sit at one?” or “There are just four in the family!” Well, along with the exact number of heads who’ll be using the table regularly, you may want to account for guests, visiting family members, or small parties wherein you would require more table space to lay out the prepared dishes, crockery, and cutlery. However, it’s equally important to restrict the size of the table to only as much as needed as empty chairs would make your dining room look empty despite planters, bar carts, sideboards, and other pieces of furniture.

Measurement and size

This brings us to the point regarding the measurement and size of the dining table that would fit into the room. Ascertain the space constraints in your living space before heading out to furniture stores. Don’t fall for a dining table only because it is aesthetically appealing and catches your fancy. Despite being pretty, you may find that that the table barely fits into your dining room or does not leave enough place for chairs. In all practicality, you need to consider the walkway around the table along with its footprint. It’s a good idea to provide for at least three feet of space on all sides of your newly purchased dining table unless you have decided to keep one side against the wall to take care of space restraints.

Measure the width and length of the room in which you intend to place the dining table. Then subtract a minimum of six feet from the measurements to attain a target dining table width and length. Remember, this measurement is adequate if you intend to put the table in the center of the room. In case you already have other furniture pieces, such as sideboards, trolley tables, a bar table, etc. then account for them before freezing upon the size of your dining table.

The shape of your next dining table

Going short on space? Rectangular or square dining tables require more floor space than round ones. Compact and sleek they tend to offer smaller footprints and leave enough space for maneuverability. Round tables prove to be a good idea for breakfast nooks, kitchen-dining spaces, as well as contemporary open-concept areas for living and eating.

Natural lighting in your apartment

It’s common to find dining table buyers asking for a piece that would feel light and airy in their apartments. As most homes fail to have an abundance of space or natural light, the solution to this request lies in a glass table. Glass tends to lighten up any space and opens up the ambiance by reflecting light. Though glass tables need more upkeep and maintenance than their wood-topped counterparts, they are the best option when space and natural light constraints are a priority. When you choose to invest in a glass-topped dining table, prepare yourself for errant and frequent smudges. Simple swipes with a glass cleaner will help in cleaning the top easily and quickly. A glass table can be paired well with slightly bold chairs and can be enhanced with a simple centerpiece.

Metallics are a good choice

Modern dining tables made of silver, brass, iron, gold, and other metallic hues have a strong presence of their own. They tend to pair well with different kinds of décor, patterns, colors, and styles. Given this, you need not worry about your favorite wallpaper matching with copper dining table legs. Go ahead and use your creativity by mixing various metals. Try not to be too loud in your selection of different metals as it can mismatch with the rest of your interiors or make it look tacky or redundant.

Buying a Dining Table

A dining table is a lot more than just a piece of furniture to share a fulfilling meal with your family or friends. It’s also the place where you gather to catch up, share stories, or work. As this is one of the most functional and useful pieces of furniture in your living space, you need to select it wisely. Determine your exact needs and availability of space before checking out the different sizes, styles, shapes, and materials available for grabs. Once done, you may look forward to preparing many more meals to serve on your new dining table.

More Articles ...

  1. Tips & Tricks to Transform Your Bedroom Into a Sleep-Friendly Oasis
  2. Who Invented Teflon? A Smooth Guide to the History of Teflon
  3. 6 Signs That You Need to Replace Your AC System
  4. The Carpet Casual - A Newbie's Checklist for Flawless Flooring
  5. Essential Components of the Best Mattresses in Australia
  6. A Guide to Choosing a Pool Layout for Your Home
  7. Getting Ready For Spring
  8. The Architect's Almanac - How to Increase the Livability of Your Home
  9. How to Update Your Home Furnishings on a Budget
  10. The benefits of smart lighting and why your home should have it
  11. Taking Care Of The Leather Lounges: Here’s What You Need To Know
  12. Bathroom design, is it worth the investment?
  13. How To Improve Your Property Value With Simple Home Improvements
  14. 4 Reasons Excavators Are Ideal For Home Improvement Companies
  15. 8 Problems that Necessitate Home Duct Cleaning
  16. Different BBQ Tools
  17. 7 home improvement tips that'll boost your home's value
  18. A Guide: Going Green in Your Home
  19. How To Select The Right Cladding For Your Home
  20. Doors – why they are important
  21. 3 Questions for Choosing a Company for Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations in Melbourne
  22. Duct Cleaning & Maintenance – How to Identify & Fix Leaking Ducts
  23. How To Pick The Right Kind Of Furniture For Your Outdoor Space
  24. Compelling Reasons To Use Louvre Windows
  25. How to implement automation in an existing home
  26. Small Ponds For Small Spaces
  27. Tips to make your living space more green
  28. Expert Carpet Cleaning Tips To Keep Your Carpets Look Brand New
  29. Plumber Mississauga: Find the Right One For You
  30. Tips for Backyard Improvements for Outdoor Entertaining
  31. Home improvement and landscaping disasters on the rise
  32. 5 Essential Cleaning Hacks to Keep Your Sofa Looking Brand New
  33. Home owners urged to think smarter to prevent break-ins
  34. 5 Quick Tips When It Comes to Preparing Your Home for Sale
  35. 5 Essential Tips for Moving Interstate on a Budget
  36. Why Moving Companies Aren't As Expensive As Your Thought
  37. The Facade Fix - How to Modernise Your Home's Exterior
  38. Which Home Improvement Projects Are DIY & Which Are Professionals Only
  39. Call the Plumber! 9 Signs You Need to Hire a Plumber ASAP
  40. How to make your shower the best
  41. 7 Essential Tips for an Organised and Stress free Office Move
  42. Backyard Rules: Keeping Your Kids Safe
  43. Hire a Professional Moving Company for a Perfect Move
  44. What questions to ask when picking a removalist
  45. Why Do You Need to Hire a Professional House Moving Company?
  46. New Trojan Paint Tools Make Easy Work of Painting Prep
  47. Hacks to make your DIY easier
  48. Why Roof Inspection Should Be Added To Your Home Improvement Plan
  49. Compound Miter Saw vs Table Saw – Top Home Improvement Saws Review
  50. The best interstate moving tips

The Conversation

Politics

Keeping Australians safe at airports

The Morrison Government is increasing counter-terrorism measures across nine airports by boosting the Australian Federal Police’s capability to disrupt and deter high-risk-incidents.   Prime Min...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison on Medivac

PRIME MINISTER: The Australian public are in no doubt about our Government’s commitment to strong borders. Our Government has always been consistent. The Liberal and National parties have always b...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Government will protect religious freedoms by getting the law right

After further considering the hundreds of submissions that have been made to the Exposure Draft of the Religious Discrimination Act (RDA), the Government decided earlier this week to issue a revis...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

Working at Heights: Why the Risks of Occupational Accidents Still Fall on Builders

In most cities and towns, the construction industry is booming, and all you have to do is look around you to figure out why. In addition to new homes going up all around you, businesses are needed a...

Alertforce - avatar Alertforce

Media and Capital Partners spins out new agency arm Mojo Media

Media and Capital Partners, one of Australia’s leading investor relations and media relations consultancies, has spun out a new, fully integrated consumer, finance and technology PR agency called ...

Media Release - avatar Media Release

How to make your small business survive and thrive in 2020

There’s a global downturn and Australian bricks and mortar retail is in a slump. 2020 is going to be a rough year. Everyone knows that, but a lot don’t know what to do about it. Australia still h...

Dorry Kordahi - avatar Dorry Kordahi

Travel

To sell travel packages partner with Holiday Centre - Advertisement

If you are a travel or accommodation provider allow the travel professionals at HolidayCentre.com market your products.. With a business name like Holiday Centre, you can be sure that they will delive...

Holiday Centre - avatar Holiday Centre

6 travel tips you need to know before visiting Melbourne

People have always held Melbourne in high regard with it's numerous coffee stops, it's glorious art galleries, the food scene that can floor any curious palate. There's a unique multiculturalism i...

News Company - avatar News Company

Hertz DriveU

Hertz and Air France launch Hertz DriveU, a new high-quality, hassle-free airport transfer service Hertz DriveU “When you don’t want to drive!” The service is available at more than 300 airports...

Media Release - avatar Media Release

ShowPo