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How to Pick the Best Dining Room Table for Your Home

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You chose your dining room paint. Beautiful.

The new wine bar looks great.

The new drum light with Edison bulbs? Oh yeah.

Now all you need is the perfect dining room table to tie the room together. Then, you can really show off.

Choosing the right table for your space can be a challenge. There are a few things you need to consider before making your final purchase.

Here's a quick guide to the things you need to think about while you're searching for the dining room table you're dreaming of.

Size Matters

Not only does the size of your dining room table matter, it's the probably most important aspect. If you choose the wrong size, the room will look crowded and you and your guests will never be comfortable.

No pressure though.

It's easy to find the right measurement for the perfect fit. You only need to consider a few things.

First, measure the length and width of your dining room. Since your table will probably sit in the middle of the space, this will tell you right away how much walking room you'll need. Right there, you already know the approximate dimensions of your table.

Then, you measure the distance from the floor to the lighting, get an approximation for the height.

Of course, if you have ceiling lights, then you don't need to do this and you can move right on to the fun part...

Choose Your Style

What kind of table would you like for your space? If you don't have a lot of room to work with, you may want to go with a pub table. On the other hand, if you have a large area, maybe you want a banquet with benches.

This is where you get to use your decorative vision to create the dining room of your dreams.

Go through catalogs and magazines to see if there's one particular style that jumps out at you. You have literally hundreds of styles to choose from, so take your time and find one that fits you.

Unless you already have that perfect style in mind! Then go for it.

Seating is Crucial

So. How many guests are you planning to entertain? This may certainly depend on the size of your space, but even small tables may be able to hold a surprising number of diners.

Also, think about seating space. How close do you want the chairs to be and how deep would you like to sit under the table? Each decision will affect the comfort of gatherings, so don't rush this.

The table you choose may determine many of your answers to these questions.

Finally, do you want fabric chairs or something like wood? Fabric can add a splash of color, but it may be difficult to keep clean.

Find Your Perfect Dining Room Table

In the end, you'll have to figure out what you want. There are some cool programs that can help you visualize your final space if you need any assistance.

For more help and ideas, check out more on our blog.

You've got this!


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