How To Choose a Dining Table and Chairs

For most people, purchasing a dining table and chairs is a major purchase that they will have for many years to come, if not for the rest of their lives. Therefore, it is important to be sure that you purchase something that you truly love, and that it fits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Because there are so many choices it can be overwhelming but that doesn’t have to be the case. By thinking about a few things ahead of time the selection process will be fun and successful.

One of the first things to consider is your budget. Because dining tables and chairs are most likely one of the major investments in your home you will probably be spending a fair amount of money on them. However, you still need to stay within your means. With the large selection available there is sure to be something in every price range. Most places that sell furniture have affordable financing options.

Another thing to take into account is how you will be using the pieces. Some people live a more formal lifestyle and only use their dining room for holidays or special occasions. Other people lead a more casual lifestyle and use their dining table and chairs everyday for things other than eating. It can often be used for homework, working on the laptop, or more informal entertaining.

There is an almost endless choice of styles, however, there are some basic design elements. There are four basic shapes to choose from: square, rectangular, oval and round. The shape you choose will be based on personal preference. The way the table is supported also plays a factor in design and preference. Some tables have legs at the corners while others are supported by a large central post.

The material the table is made of is yet another choice. It can be wood, tile, marble or my favorite, glass dining table and chairs. If you already have existing pieces like a hutch or banquet then you will want to be sure they match or work well together. The exception would be someone with an eclectic style.

Don’t forget about the chairs. The dining room table and chairs can be a matching set or they can be purchased separately. Comfort is very important so consider if you want padded seats or armrests. Wheels on chairs can make it easier to get up and down from the table but do give a more informal impression.

There are many things to consider but with a little research and planning, choosing a dining table and chairs can be a great experience.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply