The good news is that no you don't, although I know of several people who have used this as a handy excuse to treat themselves to a brand new dining room set. There are several ways in which you can enhance or cure a dining table to ensure it promotes positive energy, and as with all cures or enhancements the one you choose will be the one that most appeals to you. The most common problems with tables and the ways in which they can be overcome are highlighted below. A square or rectangular table. If you have a square or rectangular table, to ensure everyone at the table can see each other clearly make sure the room is well lit and place mirrors on the walls. One of the unfortunate side effects of having a square or rectangular table is that the sharp corners create poison arrows which create negative energy. To minimize the disruptive effects of these, disguise them by placing a long, thick, highly patterned and decorative cloth over the table so that it touches the floor. Ensure that the areas of the room that the corners are pointing at are well lit with lamps. Enhance the room with natural plants and flowers as these will also help to counteract any negative energy.
The Breakfast Bar is another type of dining table. These are usually smaller in size than standard dining tables; however, some have very interesting features that make them unique in their own right. For example, it is not uncommon to see breakfast bars with locking casters for added mobility and convenience. Some will also have cubbies and racks for added storage. The Cocktail Table (otherwise known as a Coffee Table) can also be considered a type of dining table. However, many of us choose not to eat many meals on these, rather use them in front of the sofas and couches to place our drinks. But for those of us who enjoy eating dinner in front of the TV (myself included), then yes, a Cocktail table could be considered the prefect dining table.
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Other furniture: It is also important to consider the other furniture in the dining room before choosing wooden dining tables. Dining room furniture should compliment with one another to achieve the desired appearance. Tables with attachments: Some of the dining tables have additional leaves which are attached to the table. It can be pulled up when necessary. The length can be increased with these leaves. Chairs: Most people find it difficult to choose the right type of chairs to match with the tables. Take time to find the right type of chairs that are both comfortable and elegant in appearance. It is not uncommon to buy chairs from one dealer and table from another dealer. Check the construction of the wooden tables and chairs before purchasing it. In addition to dining tables, different types of study tables are also available in many of the online stores.
Harmonious – Lounge/Diner. A dining room off the lounge must tie in and flow-through, normally achieved with matching walls and floor coverings. Furniture must be in keeping with your existing lounge, in other words, don't try to go shabby chic if you have a modern, minimalistic lounge. Instead choose a contemporary iron dining table with sleek, clean lines and a glass top. Lounge/diners are the most difficult to decorate, get it wrong and you've compromised your main living room too. You must find the perfect balance that maintains the flow and also makes the rooms appear separate. For instance, it's better not to match colours identically but use complementary colours instead. If the colour scheme in your lounge is based around neutral olive green, perhaps go for dark red accents in your dining room.
That brings us to our next point when shopping for dining tables. Always make sure you have the space in your dining room. You never want to be stuck with a table that takes up so much room, that it doesn't leave room for dining chairs. There is still a lot more to know about the dining table. However if you want to get the skinny, then you'll have to wait for 'A Closer Look at Dining Tables, pt. 2'. For now though, I hope this article has given you a better idea as to why Dining Tables are such an important piece in our daily lives.