Katriane Rousseau Dining Tables May 20, 2018 22:38:41
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.
Set the stage - The dining room table and chairs are setting the stage for many memorable events. From holiday dinners with family to casual dinners with friends the table and chairs will be an important part of all of these events.
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.
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.
Comfort is key - The greatest dinner ever will not overcome a dining room table and chairs that are not comfortable. Guests will want to linger over dessert and coffee so make sure the chairs and table invite your guests to stay as long as they want.
Dining Tables in the Kitchen: Many people are opting to place their dining tables smack in the middle of their kitchens merging kitchen space with dining space. These homeowners aren’t afraid to place full sized tables in the midst of their open kitchens. It’s an ingenious idea which adds a sense of community and sharing to the kitchen. Of course this only really works if you’ve got a large ample kitchen to begin with.