To get the perfect dining table, you need one that suits your personal style and budget. It also needs to be solidly made and fit properly in your dining space. A dining table is a substantial investment and an important feature of the home. Follow these tips to make sure that the table you choose is perfect for you.
Dining Table Size
Firstly, the golden rule – your dining table has to fit in your dining room. Tables are often deceptively large. So, make sure that you’ve measured up the space before going to look for a new table. As well as space for the table, a rule of thumb is to give yourself three feet of space around the table to move around. But the more space you have, the better.
Dining Table Style
Since dining tables usually last between five to ten years, a table that suits a current trend may lead to regret. For this reason, a traditional design is almost always the best way to go. There’s bound to be traditionally designed tables that still suit the style of your home. So you won’t be short of options that won’t leave you cringing in a few years’ time.
Dining Table Function
Next, consider everything that you’ll be using the table for. If it’s going to be for dining with family, but not much more, then a square or rectangle is a good way to go. This is the most common shape for a dining table, so you won’t be short of options. However, you might be using it for more than just dining – if you entertain guests quite frequently, then round tables are a great shape for socialising; no head of the table creates a nice, inclusive atmosphere and lets conversation between friends flow with ease. A round table also gives you more room around it without sacrificing a lot of surface area, so they’re also great for smaller rooms.
Whatever your style and preferences for a dining table, our wide range at PH Gammons is bound to include something that is perfect for you. To have a look at our range of tables, visit our showroom and if you have any enquiries then please get in touch with our friendly team today.