To get the perfect dining table, you need one that suits your personal style and budget, is solidly made, and fits properly in your dining space. A dining table is a substantial investment and an important feature of the home, so follow these tips to make sure that the table you choose is perfect for you.
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.
Since dining tables usually last between five to ten years, a table that suits a current trend may lead to regret a few years down the line when what’s hot for the moment has changed. For this reason, a traditional design is almost always the best way to go – there’s bound to be traditionally designed tables that still suits the style of your home, so you won’t be short of options that won’t leave you cringing in a few years’ time.
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 show room and if you have any enquires then get in touch with our friendly team today.