Pick the right dining table this festive season.

Choosing the right dining table set can be an intimidating matter, especially if you do not know exactly what you’re looking for. The options are simply endless. There was a time when picking up a new dining table was a pretty simple affair. You went ahead and brought home a table depending on the size of your dining room and also your own budget constraints. Picking matching chairs was not even an issue, as most of these tables came with a pre-existing set of chairs. But those days are well behind us, and the modern home is all about the wonderful union of several different styles, trends, textures and shapes. Add to this the popularity of the open floor plan and the conventional dining room seems like a thing of the past. Worry not though, as we here
at Furniture Mart will get you through your decor conundrum with this simple and effective dining table buying guide.

A Classic Rectangular

One of the first decisions that you need to make is regarding the shape of the dining table that you wish to purchase. Believe it or not, this aspect is relatively simpler than choosing the style of the table! The rectangular dining table is obviously the most popular among the lot. It is universally loved, both for its form and functionality. View the rectangular table as an option that brings together the ‘best of both worlds’, as it offers the visual of clean and well-defined straight lines while serving all
of your needs. Whether it is a lovely evening dinner with the family or grand holiday celebrations, this table plays the ideal host!

The Perfect Square!

A square dining table is probably one of the more preferred options, it comfortable seats guests and picking matching chairs will make it a classic but timeless option, some square tables can seat larger numbers, such as eight. Square tables look good in long, narrow rooms, as they offer a sense of proper proportion, or you can even couple them with a rug to create a space that appears like a ‘room within a room’.

What is Your Style?

Crafting that brilliant dining room is all about getting the theme and the style right. When it comes to dining tables in an open floor plan, it is best to opt for one that seems like a natural extension of the remainder of the living area. Some might want to add stylish contrast by using a rustic table in a modern space or even a minimalist metal table in a room subject by warm wooden tones. This looks amazing as well and can create an instant focal point when combined with the right lighting. If you own a small studio apartment, glass and acrylic tables seem ideal, while those who play the perfect host on weekends might want the comfort of a more extendable table.

Have a clear idea regarding how often you are going to use the table, and if it will see even a bit of outdoor action during the holiday season. If so, then pick a table that is light, movable and is made out of a durable material. This way, you can shift it easily into the adjoining yard or balcony to host an unforgettable Christmas dinner under the stars! Exclusive dining rooms often demand something more sturdy and timeless in its appeal. Picking the right dining table is not all that hard once you are aware of exactly what you need. Always try sitting at a table before making a purchase take your time and make sure you do your research in knowing exactly what style you prefer, but alternatively consult any of Furniture Mart’s well-informed staff members and make sure you then shop smart at Furniture Mart