Madge Sparks April 24th, 2018
Impress your guests. Marble is a big investment, but without exception marble dining tables are nearly always showstoppers. Tables crafted from quality imported marble are extremely beautiful. Buy without guilt if you truly fall in love with one — marble's timeless appeal will make it a table that is always in fashion — but do be aware that a marble tabletop comes with a couple of drawbacks. First, marble tables of any kind are bulky and heavy. Second, they have to be well looked after, as the marble can crack and stain. To avoid stains, keep the table cleared and clean at all times, covering it with a tablecloth or placemats when red wine and foods that can damage marble are on the menu.
Jeannette Barnett April 24th, 2018
Keep in mind that a round table is not ideal for larger gatherings. A large round table means that, while you can still see others, they seem far away, and you may have to shout across the table to be heard. Besides, most dining rooms aren't large enough to accommodate very large round dining tables.
Jacklyn Hurst April 24th, 2018
The dining room table is where friends and family come together over a bountiful meal to share stories, trade jokes and catch up. So it's no surprise that many people shop for a table right before the holidays. But before you run out and buy the first thing you fall in love with, you'll need to consider a few factors first.
Elva Adams April 24th, 2018
Black is always the new black. If you aren't expecting your table to suffer wear and tear, choose the most sophisticated and elegant table you've always dreamed of owning. Black tables are notoriously tricky, especially if they are veneered, because the smallest scratch will show up. If you are the careful type, however, black is super cool and will always be so.
Marissa Bartlett April 23rd, 2018
The problem is, the dining table that worked in your old house may not be the best choice for your current house. Or trickier still, you may have inherited a dining table that you feel obligated to keep, or it tugs at your heart strings when you think about its no longer being around. Whatever your situation, it pays to know which table is best for your space and, if you're stuck with the table you have, how to make the most of it.
Corrine Knapp April 24th, 2018
The dining room is a primary space in your home where people gather to share conversation, food, and time. In order to create a space that is conducive to that concept – one of sharing – then we'll need to turn our attention to the main player in the dining room: the dining table. In this article, we'll discuss a variety of things to consider when using feng shui for your dining table.
Francesca Clarke April 24th, 2018
Go for the tried and true: a weathered wood table. A secondhand wood table with a farmhouse or industrial heritage has already passed the test of time. Any scratches and nicks in the tabletop surface have mellowed into design details, becoming features to admire. If you accidentally add a few more to it, it won't matter. For this reason, these tables are great for families with children — you never have to worry about whether your brood is unwittingly or even intentionally marking the table.
Kimberly Ruiz April 24th, 2018
A benefit to having square tables is that they provide intimacy and a satisfying solution to seating a small number of people. It can be off-putting to have large a rectangular table if there are only two or three people present for most of your meals—a larger table can make the space seem cold.
Lola Walker April 24th, 2018
If you do prefer a round table over a rectangular one but you need to seat a larger number of people from time to time, consider getting a round table with an extension leaf. That way you can use your round table most of the time but extend it when you have company over.
Jennie Skinner April 24th, 2018
Color is cool but beware the trendy hue. Today's on-trend shade is tomorrow's fashion fail, so choose wisely. Classic colors, such as the primaries (red, yellow and blue), usually have staying power, mainly because they are so unapologetically basic. Red is a very popular color, especially in homes that have a subtle Asian theme, as red is a color traditionally associated with celebration, and this will work even if the home is minimalist and modern.
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