Giving your dining room a makeover with a new dining table can transform your space and provide a practical and comfortable place to gather. If you're stumped on what kind of table to get due to the size of your dining room, consider the following tips that will help you make the best choice.
Measure the Space
When choosing a dining table, the first step is to measure the room and the available open space. A dining table that's either too small or large could cause your guests to feel crowded or make the room look awkward. Once you've taken room measurements, you can shop for dining tables more confidently.
Find the Right Shape
After determining the size of your dining room, you'll also need to consider the room's shape. A rectangular dining room can look best with a table in the same shape. However, a square dining room could look fantastic with a square or a circle table.
The shape of the dining table could affect how easy it is to pull chairs up to the table and how easy it is for your guests to get in and out around the table.
Create a Mock-Up
Once you have an idea of the size and shape of the table you want, you'll need to create a mock-up. Whether a mock-up is drawn on paper or digitally with a computer, you'll be able to see how a new table will look in your dining room. When visiting a furniture showroom, it should be easy enough to have mocked-up images of tables in the style and size you want.
This will better help you visualize your dining room and consider everything from the size to the appearance of the table you choose.
Consider Your Needs
With a large dining room, you may enjoy having a lot of guests over. If this is the case, it makes sense to choose a table that can accommodate plenty of chairs to make it easy for your guests to sit down. On the other hand, if you have fewer people eating in your dining room, you could choose more extravagant chairs with more spacing between them.
Having a clear idea of your goals with your dining room can help you choose a table that makes more sense for your needs.
Shopping for a new dining table can mean being patient and considering all the features that make some tables a better choice. With the above tips, you can visit a furniture showroom and better understand what dining room table to purchase.