The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Dining Table

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Dining Table

When it comes to furnishing your family home, one of the most important pieces of furniture you'll need is a dining table. The dining table is not just a place to eat; it's a gathering spot for family meals, homework sessions, and game nights. With so many options available, how do you pick the right dining table for your family home? Here are some factors to consider:

Size and Shape

The first thing to consider is the size and shape of the dining table. Measure your dining area to determine how much space you have. Round tables are great for small spaces and encourage conversation, while rectangular tables are more traditional and can accommodate more people. If you have a large family or frequently entertain guests, an extendable table might be a good option.

For best results, scale the table to the size of your room, not the number of people you want to seat at it. Once you know the overall size of your room, measure in 900-1000mm from the walls or other furniture. This is where the edge of your dining table should be. This will leave ample space for guests to move around the table while it is in use (or not). Getting the size right will ensure your room doesn't end up feeling too crowded.

Material and Durability

Next, think about the material and durability of the dining table. Whilst at Timberworx we only use solid hardwood for our table tops, this doesn't always mean the timber or colour choices available will wear the same. White legs will scuff more readily, while black tends to show more dust. Wormy Chestnut has great repairability as you can easily blend wear and tear with existing feature markings, where as Tasmanian or American Oak easily accept stain so you can further customise appearance.

We keep a wide range of options available so you can pick what will best suit your needs.

Style and Design

The style and design of the dining table should complement the overall aesthetic of your home. Consider the existing furniture and decor in your dining area. If you have a modern or minimalist style, a sleek and simple table would be a good fit. For a more traditional or rustic look, a table with trestle style legs or a feature grade timber would be a better choice. Don't forget to consider the chairs that will accompany the table and ensure they match the style as well.

By considering the above, you can find the perfect dining table for your family home. With the right dining table, you'll create a welcoming and functional space where your family can gather and create lasting memories.

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