Choosing Your Dining Room Table





When you are shopping for a dining room table to fit with your preexisting furniture, there are some important things you should look for and keep in mind. These tips are great for narrowing down your selection and helping you decide on things such as design, colors, practical or not practical, and much more. Maybe you are looking for a formal table to go in your formal dining room. Perhaps you want a regular table that will fit by the window in the kitchen. A table can be used for so many things, and you will want to consider all that there is to consider about your table before you take the plunge and purchase the first one that you see. Wether you are buying all new furniture, or just wanting to give your dining room a face lift with a new table, these tips will help keep you on track.

While you are shopping for dining room tables, having a specific design in mind, that you are looking for will help you out a lot. This will help narrow down your search for that perfect table to set off your room and make it more comfortable. Keeping in mind the design feel you are planning for the room, wether it is modern, contemporary, antique or anything else. Try to stay away from designs you are wanting to avoid.

You will find that dining room tables come in all colors of wood finishes. These colors range from pecan, oak, cherry and many more. Knowing the color of the wood finish you want before you begin your search is a good step in the right direction. If you have other wood pieces in the room, try sticking with the same color for the best overall effect. Maybe you want to choose the wood table and then the other pieces of furniture for the room. You can do that as well. You will have a nice base piece, and can incorporate other pieces into the room as you come across ones that you love. Maybe a matching china cabinet, or buffet for the empty wall under the window.

Do you know what size table you need? Because dining room tables come in so many sizes, from small to large, you really should take measurements of your space before shopping and know what size of table your room can accommodate. Besides, if you fell in love with a table that is too large, it might break your heart having to return it to the store because you do not have enough room. Jot down your measurements, and be sure you take them with you when you shop.

Are you wanting a table that is practical or a “wow” factor in the room? Because dining room tables are so versatile, you will find while shopping there are many of both kinds. From the conversational piece, to the plain Jane table that is mostly for use. Knowing the extreme you want your table beforehand is an excellent idea, and will keep you from looking at the “wow” tables, when you want practical instead.

Think about the uses you will get out of your new table. Because dining room tables can be used for more than just eating on, you may be thinking about a table that can come in handy for a poker game or board games with the family. Thinking about these things before you go shopping will help you when you are looking around for what you want. You will also go in knowing what you want in advance.

Glass top dining room tables can come in several designs and suit many needs. Decide ahead of time if a glass top table is something you find appealing. If not, you will know to avoid looking at those, and stick with the wood tops.

Because dining room tables are so versatile, and come in so many design ranges, unfortunately, so does the price. know how much money you want to spend on your table before you go shopping. This way you can stay in your price range, and choose accordingly. If you set your budget ahead of time, and you stick with it, you will feel good knowing you did.

If you prefer wood over metal, or metal over wood, then shopping for the appropriate style of table won’t be so hard. Because dining room tables come in both, you are given a nice variety to choose from. If most of your pieces in the room are metal, stick with metal and go with the theme. Besides, you don’t want your new table to stick out like a sore thumb.

If you have small children and or pets, this could effect which dining room tables you have to choose from. With small children and pets in your home, avoid tables that have sharp corners and that can be broken or scratched easily. You want your children and pets to feel comfortable in your home, so taking these things into consideration before hand might save you from worrying about them injuring themselves later.

Dining room tables are great pieces of furniture. They are versatile, affordable, gorgeous, practical and numerous. Deciding which one to buy is just as much fun as it is shopping for one. When you go shopping knowing what you are looking for ahead of time, it makes finding the perfect one so much easier. Taking all of the above points into consideration before you begin your hunt, will help you narrow down your selection and make a good choice for your dining room.

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What to Consider

Chandeliers can be chosen depending on a few easily gauged factors. First, the size of the room where the chandelier is to be installed needs to be assessed. Large dining halls can accommodate grand chandeliers while smaller cozier rooms would look great with small and medium chandeliers. Second, consider the planned color and decor scheme of the dining room. So home buyers should choose chandeliers with suitable designs and color finish in the metal and glass parts. Compared to the bulky, high maintenance fixtures of previous years, modern chandeliers are much lighter thanks to the use of LEDs and lighter metal parts. Based on the size, chandeliers are classified as small and miniature chandeliers, medium chandeliers, large chandeliers and grand and custom chandeliers.

Small and Miniature Chandeliers

These hanging lights are suitable for illuminating hallways, patios and dining room nooks. These hanging lights can be installed singly or as multiple sets. The best models are from Hubbardton Forge, Northeast Lantern, Hudson Valley, Framburg and Seagull amongst others. The small sized chandeliers also come in a variety of styles like baroque, contemporary and rustic and are made of eclectic materials like iron, steel, wood and natural stone screens. Some of the popular small and miniature models are Clifton by Hudson Valley, Bentley by Troy Lighting, Warwick by Framburg and Malibu by Murray Feiss. Many firms also offer downsized variants of their large models, so homebuyers should also ask around for the mini versions of their favorite large chandeliers.

Medium Chandeliers

Medium chandeliers are characterized by a wide variety of light sources. They range from three- light, four-light and five-light models going all the way up to 10-arm chandeliers. Medium chandeliers can be installed both in dining rooms and in entryways with tall ceilings. Some of the popular models are Alpine, Bolton and Yorktown ranges by Hudson Valley, Rialto, Manor House and Sussex by Seagull Lighting, Carmel, Dartmouth and Evergreen by Arroyo Craftsman, Madeira, Ethan and Cascade by Murray Feiss and Paradox, Raiden and Salon Grand by Minka Lavery.

Large Chandeliers

Large chandeliers are suitable as the ceiling lighting decor element in a large dining room. These chandeliers are often multi-tier creations where form is prized as much as function. Traditional and contemporary designs are available in plenty here. The most popular models are Jefferson by Hudson Valley, Sarabande and Baroness by Framburg and Malia and Caprice by Murray Feiss.

Grand and Custom Chandeliers

Grand chandeliers are the crème de la crème of hanging lights. The design features intricate metalwork and a huge array of lights sources. Custom chandeliers are even more intricate and are often produced as one-off pieces on a firm order. Czarina by Framburg, Maarid by Murray Feiss and Aston Court by Minka Lavery are three of the most popular grand chandelier designs.


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