Kearney. Dining. June 06th , 2018.
Dining tables are attainable in several innovative designs, sizes, and decorative tastes. However, before you spend your hard-earned money on any eating accessory, make sure that you research and plan well. Ask yourself whether your dining room will only function as an informal eating area, or whether it will also host informal functions such as meeting. You should then consider the following key attributes, to find the right dining table for your home:
The first thing you should consider when buying a dining table is its size. Obviously, if have a small dining area or kitchen in your home, it is advisable that you go for a smaller table, and vice versa. Make sure that people can move freely around the table. Your table should leave a gap of at least 48 inches from the wall, to enhance flow of traffic.
In addition to fitting your dining area, make sure the capacity of your table suits your needs. It should be big enough, to accommodate all your household members, and narrow enough to ease conversations during formal gatherings. To know how many people that your preferred dining table can host, divide its overall length by around 24 inches.
Talking about table design, make sure your preferred choice highlights your personal style. Your dining table should also complement the architecture of your dining room and your décor. It should create a warm/ambient environment, where people can interact or chat with each other, as they eat, or conduct meetings.
Although contrasting accessories, designs, or colours work well in areas such as sitting rooms, they do not work well in dining rooms. Make sure that your preferred dining table and all its accessories highlight an overall theme. If you choose a contemporary round table, its chairs, etc. should blend with, and complement its contemporary theme.
Pay attention to the finishing of your preferred dining table. It should not only be visually appealing, but also able to withstand constant abuse. Is its finishing waterproof? Can the table withstand cold or heat, when people are eating on it? Research and do comparisons to choose a functional dining table, which can boost aesthetic appeal of your home.