Corrine Knapp April 12th, 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.
Corrine Knapp April 12th, 2018
A rectangular dining table is also a good shape to seat a more than four people, especially if it comes with an extra leaf for extending the length, should you need to seat additional guests.
Jacklyn Hurst April 12th, 2018
This isn't necessarily the norm in common dining table options these days, but a feng shui dining table will be round rather than square or rectangular. This is because a round dining table provides a level of equality – everyone seated around the table is no more or less than everyone else seated around that same table (as opposed to the “head" of a rectangular table). Eye contact and conversation are improved with a round dining table.
Lola Walker April 13th, 2018
The best dining table for you will be one that works for your budget, is solidly constructed, fits in your space and has a style you'll love for years. There are some core factors you should consider when choosing a good one.
Elva Adams April 12th, 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.
Iris Carroll April 12th, 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.
Jeannette Barnett April 12th, 2018
Wood is tops, but don't discount glass. The advantage of a glass-top dining table is that it works well with many decor themes. And because it has a reflective surface, it is an excellent choice for a space that might need to look a little lighter and brighter. Glass dining tables are tough, too. Today's versions are made with tempered safety glass, which means the glass resists scratches and heat and won't shatter if knocked.
Francesca Clarke April 12th, 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.
Jennie Skinner April 12th, 2018
Feng shui balances all the five elements in all spaces, but it leans more heavily toward wood pieces as grounding and stabilizing, both aesthetically and psychologically. (The same is true for a wood headboard in the bedroom.) A high quality wooden dining room is the preferred material for a feng shui dining table, although using a table that is in keeping with the rest of the dining room's style is important. Make sure that the dining table is of high quality wood.
Jeannette Barnett April 13th, 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.
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