Katriane Rousseau Dining Tables May 23, 2018 21:29:28
Your dining table is the centerpiece of all your meals. It should be sturdy yet fashionable reflecting your personal taste and unique style. Yet if you’ve been using the same dining table for years maybe it’s time for an update. Here are the latest contemporary trends to rock the world of dining tables.
Mismatched Dining Tables: Often times during family dinners you’ll have two tables placed side by side one taller table reserved for the grown-ups and a shorter kiddie table for the young ones. Why not take this idea a step further and find two mismatching tables of the same height and pull them together to make one table? It’s chic and eclectic.
Size of the Room - The best way to determine what size your dining table should be would be to measure the room and ensure that there will be at least three to four feet on each side of the table for people to push their chairs back and stand up comfortably. Setting a small dainty table in a large and spacious room will be too overwhelming in the room therefore making the table look smaller than it actually is. On the other hand a large table in a small space will not allow room for people to get up from the table and move around. So finding the right sized table for the room is going to be vital.
Beauty of Glass Top Dining Tables - Now that you have discovered how beautiful these tables are it’s time to think about all the ways to highlight that beauty and portray them in a truly magnificent way. You have already learned that the glass reflects light and brightens a room but to get the most out of this you can place it by a window. It will draw even more light and make the room truly shine. On a similar note if you would like to achieve a formal or elegant dining area you may want to place a chandelier above the table. It will again reflect the light but this time it will give a soft glow to the room therefore actualizing the dream of a formal dining area. Also you may want to allow the size of your dining room to determine the shape of the table. If the room is small a round or small square table will give you plenty of seating but take less space. On the other hand if the room is spacious a large square or oblong table will make the room feel full but not overpowered.
Size of the Table - To allow each person to have ample elbow space when they are eating you should select a dining table that provides at least 24 to 30 inches of surface area for each person. If you are purchasing a rectangular table you will need to add about 12 inches of surface space for the people who are seated at the foot and the head of the table. Additionally picture the table in the room that you are purchasing it for. Will it look proportionate to the room? Will the dining room swallow the table up? Will the table look overwhelming in the room? These are important factors when purchasing a table for a dining area.
Reflect the house - The dining room should reflect the style and mood in the rest of the house. When choosing the table and chairs care should be exercised to make sure it flows with the rest of the house. A formal dining room suite will appear out of place in a casual environment.