Choosing the Right Dining Table

For some, choosing a dining table can be trivial. Tables are often chosen primarily on their price with quality and aesthetics coming second. What these people forget is that a dining table will last the average person 6 years. With that time frame can you really afford to let price dictate your purchase?

One of the best methods for making your choice is to glance over a wide range of tables, picking out your favourites. Then take one table at a time and imagine it sitting in your dining room. Take note of characteristics such as shape, colour, and style of the table in relation to the other contents of your dining room furnishings. Try to identify which table matches best, however remember that colours don't always have to be matching.

There are a variety of colours that complement one another in furniture. For instance wood and metal make an excellent combination, taking the traditional elegance of wood and combining it with the modern feel of metal. Black and white is a traditional mix of colours and can especially be seen in kitchens. There is no reason why this colour scheme could not be transferred into the dining room.

The most important aspect of the colour scheme you decide to go with is that you are happy with it. At the end of the day, it is you that will be using the table. Some make the mistake of going for ultra modern dining tables to try to make a statement, however when it comes down to every day usability, they often regret their decision. Choosing a dining room is a long term decision, find the table that fits you.

It is important to keep in your mind the users of the table. Does your boss or colleagues ever come for dinner? Since dinners with guests can take several hours, they are bound to take good notice of the table they are sitting at. What does your table say about you? Have you gone with the cheap option? If so, what sort of quality might the food be? It is human nature to stereotype and make assumptions, don't let your table reflect on peoples perception of your character.