Pull up a chair and let’s discuss dining and kitchen tables, arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in a home. Even though it seems we’re all just rushing through a meal on the couch watching Netflix, your dining table serves as a gathering spot and hub for activity. It is where we create lasting memories and bond with family and friends over food.

So, what are some things to keep in mind when making this important purchase?

Come in Prepared

One of the biggest mistakes we see people make is putting the cart before the horse by trying to choose a table based upon already-purchased chairs. The dining table will most likely be the costlier of the two purchases and a longer lasting investment, therefore it is better to purchase that first.

Make Sure It Fits

While you want to choose a dining table that fits within your design scheme, you need to make sure it will accommodate seating space for your entire family. A good rule of thumb is that every 10-12 inches counts as a seat for a circular table. For instance, a 60-inch round table would seat six people comfortably. Also, do a little measuring beforehand to see how much space you can afford to lose in the room without making it feel too cluttered.

What’s Your Style?

Most importantly, when choosing a dining and/or kitchen table, be sure to keep your home’s décor in mind and get a piece that will fit in seamlessly. If the rest of your home follows a:

  • Traditional style, look for a table that will be transitional and never go out of style. Avoid trends and stick with basic shapes and materials like our grey washed Cheyenne Dining Table that allows you to dress it up or down with chairs and accessories.
  • Rustic décor, then any of our reclaimed wood tables are the way to go. Larger legs and wooden tabletop will give a farmhouse quality, like our Wentworth Dining Table,and bring in that country ambiance.
  • Modern elegance, go chic lines with high-end materials. Live-edge tables are very fashion forward and add a unique and upscale quality that sets them apart like with our Marlboro Salvaged Wood Dining Table.
  • Industrial or loft-like atmosphere, mix metallic materials with machine details like our Stockton Iron Crank Table

No matter what your style, find a balance of function and flair that you truly love. You don’t want to look back on all those Thanksgivings and remember sitting at something you regret.

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