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The perfect table for the living room. 5 rules

The perfect table for the living room. 5 rules

If you have come to the conclusion that it is time to replace your previous fated table on which you have been eating for many years – this article is for you. Unfortunately, at the moment the market is very saturated and it can be a difficult task. I understand that and I run with help!

5 essential rules to follow when purchasing a dining table

To make the process a little easier, I’m presenting 5 simple rules that you should know before buying a wooden dining table:

1) Always choose a table that is slightly bigger than YOU think.

When choosing oak furniture, customers are often guided by the number of occupants who will use it. For this reason, it often happens that they decide on a wood dining table far too small compared to the size of a living room. This looks very bad and the proportions are distorted. Don’t be afraid of bigger tables, and of course, don’t exaggerate the size. (For smaller rooms the advice is below).

2) Choose a round dining table if you’re short on space.

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Round tables are a great compact use of space. They tend to have smaller footprints than rectangular or square, so you can usually fit them into a space that isn’t ideal for a different type of table. They’re also great for in-kitchen dining spaces, breakfast nooks, and open-concept living-eating areas. If you need a few extra plates for unexpected guests, choose the round extendable table. Enlarging it takes a moment.

3) Always leave the space around the table free.

Before buying, try to choose a dining table that leaves at least 1 meter of space behind when you put up the chairs. It will be used for easy moving of the chairs and trouble-free taking up space by household members or guests.

4) Don’t be afraid of metal tables.

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Legs made of metal are much more durable than wooden ones, they can also better match the color of the room. Current powder coating technology allows you to paint them in any color. This type of coating is much more durable than traditional methods. A metal dining table is also much more stable.

5) Pay attention to table supports.

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By following these five rules, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect dining table that complements your living room. Remember to consider the size, shape, space requirements, materials, and support options to ensure you make an informed decision.


Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design

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