By Pomeroy Bailly. Table. Published at Saturday, November 25th, 2017 - 12:24:17 PM.
The best way to determine what size your dining table should be would be to measure the room and ensure that there will be at least three to four feet on each side of the table for people to push their chairs back and stand up comfortably. Setting a small, dainty table in a large and spacious room will be too overwhelming in the room, therefore making the table look smaller than it actually is. On the other hand, a large table in a small space will not allow room for people to get up from the table and move around. So, finding the right sized table for the room is going to be vital.
A large table that is great to look at and well made is the Leighton Barclay square table with overall dimensions of 20"H, 40"W and 40"D, constructed with rustic cherry veneers and hardwood and has four drawers and a wood framed woven cane shelf, or the William Sheppee Rajah Coffee table in walnut finish and acacia wood constructed with dimensions of 18"H, 53"W and 29"D. Both are perfect for a large room or living space.
Every home's interior reflects the owner's personality. As everyone has different personality traits and so it is evident that their decor will also vary. But, if you wish to have a standard 8 seater dining table set, then buying a sober design with a glass top would be a perfect choice. A solid wood table combined with a glass top can match with many interior themes may it be traditional or modern. The glass reflects back light, thus highlighting your dining space and also adding up a serene feeling to the area. If you use tempered glass, then it will be an advantage as your table would become scratch proof and durable at the same time.
To allow each person to have ample elbow space when they are eating, you should select a dining table that provides at least 24 to 30 inches of surface area for each person. If you are purchasing a rectangular table, you will need to add about 12 inches of surface space for the people who are seated at the foot and the head of the table. Additionally, picture the table in the room that you are purchasing it for. Will it look proportionate to the room? Will the dining room swallow the table up? Will the table look overwhelming in the room? These are important factors when purchasing a table for a dining area.
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