Cherelle Fournier Dining Tables June 01, 2018 23:08:01
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.
Height of the Table - While most dining tables are about 30 inches in height some will vary depending on style. Chairs that are made to accompany dining tables normally span an average of 18 inches from the seat down to the floor. Pay attention to these heights because you want to allow ample room for people’s legs when they are sitting at you dining table. Generally there should be about 12 inches allowance between the bottom of the tabletop and the top of the seat.
Rectangular Shape Table - These tables complement well with a narrow long room. These are great for a lavish dinner and a family night. You can quickly convert these into buffet tables. For a special family dinner you can create a more elegant look by decorating a rectangular shape table with a piece of candelabra.
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.
Besides the dimensions consider the number of people who are going to use the dining table. You want include all your family members as well as some occasional guest that might come over on spacial occasions. If you have a family of 4-6 members then choose a table that accommodates nearly 8 people. The extra chairs may seem empty in the beginning but they will be extremely handy to accommodate more guests.
Square Shape Table- A square table is great for a square room. Owing to its equal distances from the center it offers an intimate dining experience. But again beware of larger square table as it would make it difficult for you to reach your food. If arranging a dinner party with more people it is better to have a square table with leaves that can be extended when required.