There are few things that bring people together better than food. With that being said, it’s important that the place where we hold these gatherings be comfortable and welcoming. A dining room table will last you for years to come, and if you’re raising a family around one, it’ll be a place where they will have lots of memories. Because of all this, your decision on the style and size is very important. To help you choose the right one for you, we’ve come up with some tips to help you pick out the right one for you.
This factor is important in two ways, because of the amount of people you will be hosting at the table, and the amount of space you have to use. First, measure the room in which you will be placing the table. This will give you the best indication of how long a table you can purchase. You must also remember to leave space for the chairs to come out, and it’s recommended to have at least 36” between the table and wall. If you want it to be easily accesible to get around the table at all times, shoot for a slightly larger distance of 48”. Also consider the amount of people who will be sitting at the table, on both normal and special occasions. Do you have other guests that join you and your family? Consider a larger table than you may need if so, and look into one that may have a removable center board if you’re limited in your day to day space.
Choosing the right shape partially has to do with the size of space where your table will be located. For smaller rooms, consider a round table as it takes up less space, but also allows for comfortable seating all around. If you’re more of a traditionalist, then the rectangular table will be just what you’re looking for. For a more modern look, consider a perfectly square table. Square tables are harder to find in larger sizes, but can really impress your guests with its different vibe.
Last but not least is the texture. Are you looking for a durable table that will last for years to come with lots of use, or one that is meant to show off your style? For a more durable use, avoid purchasing an all wooden table as water can easily damage the finish and leave lasting impressions. For a fancier, modern look consider an all glass table. And if you need a table that is durable like wood, but easy to clean like glass, look into getting one with an epoxy finish.
Do you have any other important factors you consider when choosing the right table? Let us know in the comments section below! To purchase any of the tables featured in this blog, visit us online or find a showroom near you.