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A Guide on How to Choose a Dining Table...

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Looking for that perfect dining set for your house? With so many options of dining tables available, you can easily get confused. From the size of the table, to the material and design, you have to consider many factors when making sure you have the perfect dining set.

Then there are other factors such as using the dining space for other functions, or using dining chairs as multipurpose furniture that can be used in the living room as well. In this newsletter, we’ll make it easier for you to find the right dining table for your house.

All tables shown below are available at Techniek & Design Plaza.

Choose the Perfect Size

The size of the dining table that’s perfect for your home will depend on a couple of factors. First, your needs, based on the number of family members in your house. If you have a big family, you should go for a 6 or 8-seater dining table. This will help everyone get accommodated on a daily basis. Conversely, if you have a small family, you should opt for a 2 or 4-seater dining set.

Another factor is the space available for your dining table. Is your space enough for a large 8-seater dining table or a 6-seater dining table set? You must first measure your dining area, the exact space available for the dining table, leave some breathing space around the table, and then ascertain what size you should buy.

The Material of the Dining Set

Dining tables and chairs are available in different materials. While chairs are mostly made of wood, metal or plastic, tables can be made of wood, metal, plastic, glass and marble top, etc.

You can find dining table sets made of mixed materials as well. Here are some factors you should consider when choosing the material that will be right for you:

  • The material you choose for the table should depend on the look and feel of your home décor.
  • If you have children and pets that might damage the dining table, go for a sturdy material such as wood. Glass and marble are risky materials as they can break easily.
  • This also applies to people that like to move around. If you’re planning to move your residence often, it’s better to go for a sturdy material such as wood and metal.
  • The size of the dining table might have an impact on your choice for the material. For example, if you’re considering an 8-seater dining table, a glass top for such a big table can be risky.

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Dining Table Design

MINIMALIST DINING TABLES

Minimalist furniture is characterized by features such as clean structures, basic, functional and simple design. This style can mingle well with all kinds of modern and contemporary home décor as it is plain and simple. Minimalist furniture design is based on the principle of simplicity, spaciousness, and more focus on strength and durability.

MODERN DINING SETS

Modern dining tables and chairs are characterized by curvy sides and corners, elegance and solid lines. These kinds of dining set designs can go well in all kinds of modern homes. Those who like to keep their furniture transitional, which can be used for years with different décor styles, should go for modern dining table designs.

MIX AND MATCH DINING SETS

It’s not always necessary that you must buy a complete dining set. You can buy the table and chairs separately. This way you can mix and match and create your unique dining table set. You could even buy a 4-seater dining table, buy 2 chairs and a dining bench.

Functionality & Durability

Most often, when people look for dining table sets, they look only at the design, material and size aspects. There are two important factors that people often forget about; functionality and durability.

Always look for functionality over design. Even though the design may be good, always look for the other factors such as durability, the finish, and whether or not it goes well with your home décor aesthetic. Are the joints of the table and chairs strong enough? Will it last for long? Will it be easy to move this 8-seater dining table easily?


Now it’s possible that you want to use your dining table for other purposes such as when you want to work from home, for your kids studies or art session, or when the family wants to come together and play a game of cards.

A dining room is quite a large space and you might want to use it for many purposes such as to work, to have conversations with family members, to entertain guests, play board games, to have your morning coffee, etc. To truly make your dining room multi-purpose, it’s important to choose the right kind of dining set. This means having the perfect size of table, good quality comfortable dining chairs, and/or a bench.