When choosing a new dining room table the task can often be a little more complicated than it originally seems as there are multiple factors that need to be taken into consideration such as the shape and size and of course the table itself needs to match the current décor of your home. Ideally, before you start your search for a new dining table you want to ensure you have taken the measurements of the room the table will be used in, you will save yourself a lot of time and money by ensuring you have the correct measurements, as a table that is too large will only have to be returned to the seller and of course will mean you incur extra costs in the long run.
The next most important stage would be to decide on how many guests you would like to entertain, of course, you also need to allow enough room to walk around the table and be able to serve the guests in a comfortable manner, width is another important factor, as an industry average you should be looking at around 36 Inches for the optimum comfortable level for all of your guests. The dimensions will increase accordingly, the longer your table, the longer the width. When measuring the area you should measure the table-to-wall clearance. Measure the space around the room. To allow diners to sit down and get up easily from their seats, try to leave 42-48″ between your table and the walls don’t forget to measure table-to-furniture clearance. If there is furniture in the dining space, begin your 42-48″ measurement from the edge of the furniture instead of the wall.
Now that we have covered the basics of measurements let’s have a look at some of the options available on the market currently.
Rectangular dining room tables – Currently by far the most popular dining table on the market as it allows for hosting large groups of people and the design tends to be accommodated in most modern homes.
Round dining room table – Ideal for smaller apartments or homes, the design accommodates more seated guests while taking up less floor space in your home. As a tip we would recommend not overcrowding this style of table with too many chairs as it can become uncomfortable for your guests.
Contemporary dining room tables – Here at Mac+Wood; this is our speciality. All of our furniture is made to the highest quality standards and is handmade to your specifications. We do not outsource any of the work and we definitely do not rely on cheap low quality wood for our products. We consider each table a unique creation for our clients and you will be involved in the design process from the beginning, ultimately creating a bespoke, unique one off piece that will be a real show stopper for you and your guests. We understand that space may be at a premium and we can work with you to design your new contemporary piece to your exact specifications.
We hope this short guide has helped in your search for your next stunning piece of furniture. If we we can help in anyway, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team who will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have. You can see our range of dining room tables here or read more about our team here. Of course, we also have a feature packed FAQ section here which covers most of the previous queries our clients have had. Thank you for stopping by our blog and we hope we can help you design that dining room table you have always dreamed of.