They say the family that eats together stays together. And having the chance to gather with your loved ones at least once a day to eat together is a blessing on its own with the busy lifestyle of today. For the ultimate experience, make sure everything is right – the ambiance, the chairs and of course, the table. To be honest with you, I’m not much of a cook so I can’t really help you out with the recipes, but what I can certainly help you with, is the choice of the centrepiece in every living room – the dining table. Let’s see what you should consider before investing in this rather significant piece of furniture.
When choosing the perfect dining table, its style is the first aspect you need to think about. Traditional, boho, country or modern, what describes you best? Remember that the table dining you choose will set the tone for the entire room. Therefore, if you want to add some variety to your space, choose one with a unique design. But if you live in an open floor plan, meaning you have your living room, kitchen and dining room all combined, the dining table should be a natural extension to the theme of the whole space. Also keep in mind that the chairs should compliment the style of the table. A contemporary glass table will look out of place with wooden rustic chairs. Mix similar styles, like a French cottage table with Hamptons-style chairs to add more interest to the dining set.
Size matters very much for the overall dining experience. The table needs to be big enough to accommodate the whole family and fit the piles of delicious food. A 6 person table should be at least 1. 8 meters long and 1 meter wide. For every additional person, add 450 cm to this length. However, you need to consider the size of the room itself too. There has to be at least 1.2 meters of space between the walls and the table, so that people will feel comfortable when moving around.
If you went for a classic and traditional style, then a rectangular table will complement best your interior. The straight angles of the table give a feeling of symmetry and balance. Rectangular tables are also more formal, therefore, they’ll make the perfect choice if you throw dinner parties for your professional associates. Choosing a round table means embracing a more casual and playful style. They also make efficient use of the space around them, which makes them a must-have for smaller rooms.
Consider these tips if you’re in the process of creating the prefect place for you and your loved ones to wine and dine. With the right table dining will become a thousand times more pleasant experience.