The dining room is a room which over the years has lost some of its importance in the modern home. Through a combination of smaller homes and changing lifestyles having the entire family sit around the dining table to eat every day is proving to be a luxury that not all families can afford.
If space permits redecorating your dining room is certainly one way to create a beautiful home. Dining rooms can help your home appear elegant and sophisticated and in an era where modern, contemporary homes are in demand a traditional dining room table is often the perfect foil in the modern home.
Choosing a dining table that works well in your space and complements the other features of your home can be difficult but to help we’ve put together a few suggestions.
What’s Your Room Style
The key to picking the perfect dining table is to consider your room style. For larger rooms a circular table will suffice, in traditional homes a deep solid wood table works well and in contemporary modern spaces you can opt for glass top tables, which help create the impression of more space which is important in smaller homes.
Think about how your dining room table will combine with the other parts of your room. In open plan kitchens your dining room table should complement your kitchens units and living rooms furniture. High backed dining chairs help create a closed-off space and this works well in separate dining rooms, while lower backed chairs work well in the aforementioned open plan room.
There’s no getting away from the fact that space is in short supply in many modern homes. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a large home with generous space for a dining area a rectangular table is perfect for filling out the space, while an oval or circular shaped table works well in smaller spaces. As a rule of thumb ensure you leave 75cm of space between each place setting and about a foot as the minimum distance between the back of the chair and the wall.
The dining table is the key component of any eating space and hopefully the tips in this article will help you choose the right table for your space.