The dining area is often the hub of the home, a place where conversations start each day (unless you have a teenager, in which case you are lucky to get a grunt!), and a delicious meal ends it. Therefore, you'll want to create an inviting ambience in your dining room, and it all revolves around the dining suite. Start by thinking about dining chair and table combinations, as well as your colour scheme and overall design aesthetic.
Below are five tips to help you choose a dining table and chairs for your home.
1. WHO WILL BE USING THE TABLE?
The first thing you need to consider is how many people will use your table, how often, and for how long. This will help determine how many dining chairs you need and if you should consider an extension table, or purchase extra chairs. If you regularly throw long dinner parties, look at a dining suite that can seat eight to ten people and buy comfortable chairs.
2. SHAPES AND SIZES
It's important to select a dining table and chairs that fit within the walls of the room comfortably, giving each diner enough space for access in and out without chipping your wall paint or elbowing other dinner guests. You can choose rectangular or square dining tables in many different sizes. If you have a large dining room, over-sized fabric dining chairs add an elegance, while smaller chairs with finer frames will create the illusion of space.
3. IT'S ALL ABOUT STYLE
Consider the overall style of your home before searching for the perfect dining chair online. Have you opted for a homey, country style? Then choose a robust timber dining suite. If you love the popular industrial look, find pieces which combine rustic timber with metal or concrete.
4. EVALUATE THE COMFORT FACTOR
Choosing dining chairs and tables comes down to how often or not you'll use them. If you're looking for a formal setting that's only used for special occasions, the design and style of your setting might be the top priority. For a family dining setting you use every night, it's important to ensure that the materials are durable, as well as easy to clean and maintain.
5. VISUALISE THE RESULT
Lastly, before you make your decision it helps to visualise the finished result.
Imagine what the dining table and chairs will look like in your room and ensure you take measurements so you know exactly what size it can accommodate. Think about your table décor and any other furniture and accessories you might like to have in the room, such as plants, lamps, paintings, or a buffet.