Style: Let architecture of the house decor and the other elements in the room dictate the style of dining table you choose. If the atmosphere is traditional, a traditional table will usually look best; if it's contemporary, go with a contemporary table. If you're buying a wooden table, select a wood that appears in the architecture or in another piece of furniture in the room, so the table will feel like a cohesive element in the home's decor. If you're going with a painted piece, repeat the color in the walls or other items in the room.
September/October is the most popular time of year for a dining room re-vamps. Although you make not like to admit it, you're probably already thinking about Christmas, hosting the biggest meal of the year, lots of entertaining and receiving your fair share of friends and relatives. And what you'll need is a fabulous dining room that'll enhance the occasion! There are 5 types of dining space you could have in your home, which will determine styling. For example, if you have a kitchen/diner then a formal arrangement will not necessarily suit the rest of the room. Or, you may be lucky enough to have a separate formal dining room and a conservatory; each room must serve its own purpose. You may wish to use the conservatory for relaxed family dining and the formal area especially to entertain guests. So, this article is broken down into 5 diner types. We've chosen the versatile iron dining table to illustrate new dining room styles as it can be suited to all 5 spaces and can fit in with a variety of décor themes.
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The Type of Dining Table: Believe it or not, furniture manufacturers actually offer different types of dining tables. But how does one differ from another when they all seem to be more or less the same; four legs holding up a flat table top. Thankfully, there are ways to differentiate one style of table to the next. First, the Accent Table. These are standard dining tables, however very ornately designed to provide a sense of classic romance. The type you might imagine inside the palaces or mansions of your favorite storybook.
Size: The dining table should be scaled appropriately for the room: a small dining room looks best with a small table, a big dining room demands a big table. To allow adequate space for seating and circulation, make sure there's at least 48 inches between each edge of the table and the nearest wall or piece of furniture. If traffic doesn't pass behind the chairs on one side of the table, 36 inches should be sufficient on that side because the `Entryway` is more congested then any other part of the house. Ideally, the dining table should measure 36-42 inches across. Narrower than that leaves no place in the middle for food; wider than that makes conversation difficult with the person seated opposite you.
A dining table that is too small. If your dining table is too small for you and your friends and family to sit comfortably at, this can make people feel cramped and cause conflict. In some cases it can also cause digestive problems as people rush to finish their meals so that they can leave the table. To cure this problem you will need to increase the surface area of the table by placing a large circular piece of wood, chipboard or plastic on the top of the table when it is in use. This can be covered with a cloth to make a decorative, comfortable eating area and can be easily stored away when not in use.