Choosing the Perfect Wooden Dining Table
Dining rooms are one of the most important rooms in a house. Having meals together is one of the best ways to connect as a family as It is during this time that the family sit together & catch up on each others’ days. It is a special room because its not just for everyday, but the dining room is also where Christmas dinner is enjoyed, and Thanksgiving Feasts are served… its where memories are made! Therefore, the dining room décor should radiate warmth and positive vibes so that even guests will feel at home. BUT…A dining room is not a dining room without a table!
A dining table should be comfortable, durable, and have space for everyone to sit at but there are more points to consider when choosing the perfect wooden dining table.
Dining Table Size and Shape
When selecting a wooden table for your dining room or kitchen, a good place to start is to measure your space so that you know what your space will accommodate. Allow at least 24″ but ideally more than 30″ of space between the table and any walls or other furniture so that diners can comfortably navigate their way to their seats.
Once you know your measurements, now you should consider the shape of your room and how may people you need to accommodate to help you determine what table shape works best.
Rectangular Wooden Dining Tables
Rectangular dining tables are one of the most common shapes and tend to be the most functional for larger groups and work well in long, narrow rooms. Some rectangular dining tables have a leaf or insert to extend their length. This is ideal for when you have larger gatherings, especially for the holidays.
Square Dining Tables
Square dining tables work well in square-shaped rooms and create a symmetrical appearance. Small square dining tables offer a more intimate dining experience because everyone is equally close to each other. However, if your square dining table is large, it can be difficult to reach any food or items at the middle of the table.
Round Dining Tables
Round tables tend to fit better in smaller spaces. Its easier to accommodate more people at a round table socially because you can squeeze more chairs around the dining table if needed. The round edges of a round dining table are more kid-friendly than dining tables with sharp corners. Oval tables are also a popular design and fit more room shapes and sizes.
What is the standard size of a dining room table?
Table height options can vary, but the standard dining table height is between 28 and 30 inches. The standard counter-height dining table is between 34 and 36 inches. You will need dining chairs in specific heights depending on the table height you choose. Chairs' seats should be about 10 to 12 inches from the bottom of the tabletop to keep everyone's legs comfortable.
The standard size table for four people is about 36 to 48 inches . A larger family of six or eight people will need are larger dining table from at least 60 to 72 inches. A good rule of thumb is that each person should have about 24 inches of space along the table's perimeter. This gives everyone enough room to eat comfortably without bumping elbows.
What’s Your Style?
Contemporary or modern, traditional or rustic, farmhouse or industrial, transitional or mid-century – there are wooden dining table choices to suit every style. While you may not fall firmly within a certain style, narrowing down your taste can make it easier to move forward in your decisions.
The modern contemporary furniture style is often minimalist, with metal accents, clean lines, and geometric shapes.
The traditional furniture style features ornate detailing, patterned upholstery, plush fabrics, and rich wood tones,
Also known as casual, the transitional furniture style combines elements from both modern and traditional styles to create a balanced, blended look. This casual transitional design styles combines the sleek lines of modern design with the more ornate curves of traditional design.
Why Wooden Dining Tables?
Whether you want to feel cozy in your condo or infuse your dining area with warm, rustic vibes, a wood dining table is ideal. Beyond the fact that wood will look amazing with just about every décor style, wood dining tables are also exceptionally durable. Wooden dining tables stand up to everyday meals, get togethers, homework sessions, crafting, gift wrapping and… the occasional nibblies and bevies evening. Maybe most importantly, wooden dining tables are communal meeting spots where everyone gathers to live and laugh and love.
Selecting the right wooden dining table for you can take time. Your dining room should be an inviting place that welcomes family and friends. Choose a wooden dining table that gives everyone enough space, has comfortable seating, and a style that brings your dining room to life.