dining furniture

dining furnitureA dining table signifies family. It’s where friends and family meet to eat and bond. Dining furniture is one of the most important pieces of furniture that you can buy. It must also be a perfect fit for the room and must be able to accommodate everybody. Here are some of the questions that you need to ask before you set forth and buy a dining table:


What style to choose?


The style is the first thing that you need to consider when buying a new dining table. Why? It’s pretty obvious why. You wouldn’t want to put classic themed dining set in a modern-looking dining area. The contrast is just too much and it doesn’t blend in too well. There are other categories that you may consider:


  • For special occasions, traditional tables are more suited. The carvings, legs, and other aspects of the table will be ornate. You can say that it’s the kind of table that you would normally see in high-end restaurants than something for everyday use.
  • Modern designs are more compact and light than their classical counterparts. It’s most often made out of either wood, metal or glass.
  • The rustic design is more suited for outdoor use or if you have a rustic themed dining area.


What’s the best shape to choose?


Dining tables come in a variety of different sizes and shapes. You can find anything from a tiny square to a massive, long, rectangle table. When choosing a shape, try to consider how many people will be using the table and how much space you have in your room. It only makes sense to buy dining furniture Little River that fits in perfectly.


What type of material should I choose?


Pretty much the same scenario as choosing materials for bedroom furniture, picking the type of material is about taste. Wood is versatile. It can be shaped and molded into almost anything. The possibilities are near endless. However, wooden furniture will cost more than metal or glass. However, that will depend entirely on quality and a number of other factors.


What are the seating options?


You can basically mix and match your tables and chairs. However, just be sure that your chairs complement the dining table of your choice. Also, make sure that the chairs have a one-foot allowance from the bottom of the table to the chair’s seat. This will give people enough space to sit comfortably.


How big should my table be?


As a general rule, you should have space of around 24-30 inches per seat on your table. Any less would make it uncomfortable for the people to eat together. Given the said allowance per seat, you can go from there, depending on how many people you think will use the table most often. Rectangular or circular tables are the most common. Although, rectangular tables work best for extensions of you have more guests.


How big should my room be?


Your room must have enough space to accommodate the chairs and tables. This will ensure that everyone can get in and out of the dining area with ease. Be sure that there are around 36 inches of space in between the edge of the table and the wall or other obstacles. Don’t push it too far by cramming stuff together. In this respect, space means comfort and you can never have too much of it.


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