When it comes to dining sets, they come in all shapes, sizes, styles and material selections. The dining set you want will depend on your particular needs and preferences, for example, what is good for a friend or neighbor may not be ideal for your living arrangements. To help you narrow down the choices, here are some things to take into consideration when selecting a dining set.
Making It Match
When people purchase new furniture, they are usually only buying a single thing at a time to replace worn or broken items. Unfortunately, buying items piece-meal can end up making the interior design of the dining room space feel mismatched as it clashes with the rest of the decor. Instead, purchasing matching tables and chairs allows you to maintain the design style you desire.
How Many are Coming to Dinner, and for the Holidays
Size does matter when it comes to furniture as you want enough seating for everyone in your family. Take into consideration the number of people who will eat at the table on a daily schedule, and how many people will stop by for holiday dining. Then you can decide whether to get a regular table and just increase seating with an extra bench if a few people stop by, or if you need a larger table to accommodate a big family on a regular basis.
Consider Room Flow
You might have a small room where a large dining room table would take up too much space. Yet you need to have enough places for all your family to sit. Consider investing in a dining table with leaves that fold up when dining and fold down to provide more space. Then you won’t have to worry about banging thighs and arms into the edge of the table as you try to squeeze by.
Smaller May Be Better
Don’t get a big table just because you are used to seeing one at your grandparent’s house. If you will only need seating for two to four people, consider getting a smaller bistro or pub tables. These dining sets are better for smaller dining rooms, kitchens, and breakfast nooks. You can save space and have the desired eating location for yourself and a loved one.
Before going out and buying a dining set, always make sure to measure the room space. These measurements can help you narrow down table sizes so you don’t accidentally purchase a dining set that is too large or too small for the room. Also, take into consideration your future needs if you will be having children, as you want the table to accommodate high chairs and later regular chairs as the child grows. Lastly, think about comfort and maintenance. You may want to get chairs with upholstered cushions to relax in, or retro chairs with vinyl cushions that are easier to clean.