The dining room is the center of your house where you, your friends and your family gather up over a meal or it is the place where you talk your important issues. Because of its importance, choosing the dining room table that meets your demands is a big deal. Before going out to pick a dining table you need to consider a few factors that you think about before. Read following tips that we brought you in this handy post, to avoid any inconvenience.
Before doing anything wrong, start with measuring because the dimensions of the table are the most important thing among other factors such as style, material or color. If you choose the right size dining room table, you can use and adjust your furniture more easily. If you choose too small you will not use it properly and if you pick too big table you will overwhelm the space and its usability will be decreased. Follow below tips to find the right size table for your room.
The right way of thinking about the size of the table is that going bigger than you think is necessary. In your home, you may live alone but someday you will have guests and you will find yourself looking for a place for the people to sit or there will be no place to put people’s plate on the table. No matter how many bar carts you have, if your table doesn’t allow for the diners you want to sit comfortably, you can not catch the feeling of being together. And also you need to create a space for people to walk around your table.
Measure the space between table and wall and measure the space around the room.
-If you want your table in a rectangular or square shape, every person who sits around the table will need at least 24″ of length and at least 12″ of width to spread out to a rectangular table measuring 4′ long and 3′ wide seats up to four people, two on each side.
-To allow people easily sit down and get up from the table, 24″ space between the table will be enough.
-The space between the table and wall should be minimum 38″ so people can be able to walk behind the table
-According to studies, the maximum width of a table should be 48″. If you put more space, people sitting around the table can’t pass things across the table and the distance can cause conversation strains.
-The minimum width of a table should be 36″. If you choose a table less than this, you may have difficulty placing serving pieces in the middle of the table.
If you choose a roundtable for your dining room, 5′ table will be enough for up to four people with regular seats and it will be enough for up to six people with a pedestal seats.
When it comes to height, in general, dining tables are 30″ high, and most chair seats are 17″–19″ high. If you allow approximately 12″ from the tabletop to the top of the chairs’ seats people will be in comfort and there will be enough leg space for everyone.
The shape of the table you want to have in your dining room is also an important element that creates a comfortable space. If your room is small, choosing the round table will be your best choice. If you have a space in your dining room that is not ideal for a different type of table, with round shape table you can easily do the placing it into space. you can also use round shape tables in the kitchen or in the garden since some of them easily can be moved around.
You can start with your lifestyle. Maybe the second big problem will be deciding where and how you will use your dining table. For example, if you want to use your dining table as an extension of the kitchen or family room youl will most likely to use it very often. In this way, every day you will use your dining table to prepare food, to do homework or other stuff related to daily life. Because you will need to use your dining table every day, it needs to be more casual in style with a durable surface that won’t damage easily.
If you are looking for a table for a room square shaped, the best choice will be a square shaped table. If most of the time you will use the room with a small number of people, a square shaped table is the right choice for you. Also if you need more spaces, you can group two square tables together to create a larger rectangular seating arrangement for special occasions such as birthdays.
If you don’t want the rectangular shape table but you also want similar attributes, your alternative choice is an oval-shaped table. It has rounded corners, so if you are afraid of your child to get hurt with the sharp corners, oval-shaped tables are the best solution for you. Also, it occupies less space than the rectangular table.
If you want to create light and airy feeling, you can choose glass table. Glass tables are often used in dark spaces to open up and lighten the room. It requires a little bit more maintanence than wood tables and it is also fragile, but you can just use a glass cleaner to clear things up easily. if you use a simple glass table at the center of your room and put some bold chairs around, your results will be satisfying.
If you want something durable and you want to use it many years you can choose metal tables. There are some types of tables made of gold, silver, brass, iron. These tables can match with everything so you don’t need to worry about matching the colors. You can also easily paint them, if you get bored just use your creativity and paint them. If you don’t like your paint, you can simply paint them again.
Written by Yilmaz Gokce Duz