Guide for Choosing a Stylish and Functional Dining Table Set
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A dining table set transforms the look of a room. Whether you have a separate room reserved for your dining needs or a dining table placed in the hall next to the kitchen, a dining table set can make or break the ambiance. There are many factors that need to be considered before investing in a dining table set. Have a look at a few ideas and get inspired before making a selection:
1. Size of a Dining Table Set
Dining Table Sets are available in a variety of sizes. Making the right size-selection is crucial before selecting a set. The number of members in the family directly impacts the size-based criteria. Higher the number of members, the bigger the size should be. If you have a small family, but frequently invite a large number of guests for dinner, you can think about investing in a bigger dining table set.
2. Correlation between Size-Shape and number of Chairs
The size and shape of a dining table determine the number of chairs it should have. For a circular dining table with dimensions of 36 inches × 60 Inches, 3 chairs are ideal; and for the same size, but with a rectangular shape, you can have as many as 4 chairs. As the size increases and the shape changes, the number of chairs required for the perfect fit also changes. Creating a seating arrangement by cramping extra chairs, not only looks bad, it also causes a lot of inconvenience to the diners. Unless you are buying a dining table set with a fixed number of chairs straight from a retail outlet, you should always order the number of chairs while keeping the size and shape of the dining table in mind.
3. Match or Contrast with the Color of Walls
You can have the best dining table set that money can buy, but if it does not fit well with the color on the walls, it may look downright ugly. Match the color of the set with the walls for a uniform look or find the right contrast for a unique look. You can play with various color patterns by visualizing them in your brain. Imagine the dining hall with the chosen dining table set and you will never go wrong with your choice.
4. Find the Best Design
Finding a design which blends in well with the overall look of the room is essential for a great looking ambiance. You can go for the classic shapes like round and rectangle, or experiment with a square and contoured look. You can create a traditional dining experience every time with rich wood finishes and carved legs on a chair. Or add a country style flavor with worn woods and chunky construction. For free minded individuals, creating a cottage style look with tabletops nestled on a pedestal base is also a possibility. All these designs can be created, all you need is some imagination and some endeavors.
5. Choose the Right Material
The durability and sturdiness of your dining table set are solely based on the material it is made in. There are two types of wood: Hardwood and Softwood. If you are looking for a durable dining table set, you should stick to hardwoods like oak and walnut. In case you are interested in something more budget friendly, you can have a look at dining table sets made in softwoods like pine and fir. People who do not mind splurging on furniture and want the best in the world, mahogany and ebony wood provide great options.