Dining tables are often the centre of a kitchen or eating space in a home, providing a comfortable place for the family to sit down for dinner and discuss their day. This type of furniture also has other uses, however: the main one being as a place of entertainment. Whether you’re throwing a dinner party for friends, cooking a celebratory meal for a family birthday, hosting a poker night, holding a cheese and wine evening or any other kind of social event, your guests will ultimately end up gathering around your dining table. It is, therefore it’s important to consider what you will mainly be using your dining table for before deciding which type to buy.
Looking at the shape, a rectangular or square table is often most popular for dinner parties, so consider this if you regularly invite friends round. You can easily sit four or six people around a rectangular table, and these are generally popular as most dining rooms are also rectangular. Round dining tables are good if you have many guests coming, and are also perfect if you’re partial to a bit of poker. Any kind of card game (or other game) is suited to a round table, as everyone is within easy reach of the middle, and it allows for easy conversation and quick dealing. If you have many guests coming to dinner, a extending or folding dining table could be the option for you.
The material of the table is also something to consider. If you want to offer your dinner party guests elegant, luxurious surroundings in which to eat, a glass or marble dining table will add a touch of class to your night – and they’re easy to clean, as well. The shape, style, and material used to make the dining table are all important to think about, so have a think before your next table purchase.