3 Tips To Pick A Dining Table And 25 Examples

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A dining table is the main piece in your dining zone that defines the style and the whole space. There are lots of catchy options to make a statement with, but choosing a dining room table has to be done carefully since the table’s such a large, room-defining piece.

Shopping for a dining table can take a day or weeks, depending on how much time you have to devote to the project each day and how many options you choose to sort through. Sometimes you find just the right piece immediately, and sometimes it takes a while. Sometimes you’ll even want to make a dining table yourself it eh price is too high or if you can’t find what you want. How to find or make a table that perfectly matches?

Notice Your Dining Space Size

The most defining feature of the dining room table is its size. Your dining room’s size is going to be a large factor in what size of table you get, of course. Start by measuring the space in which you plan to put the dining room table.

If you’d like more room to walk when you’re not entertaining, also remember to look at drop-leaf or extendable dining room table designs. That way, you can remove part of the table or fold part of it down when you want the extra floor space. This is especially useful for smaller dining rooms.

a modern extandable dining table of oak will accommodate many guests and can be compact when you need that

a modern extandable dining table of oak will accommodate many guests and can be compact when you need that

a traditional drop-leaf dining table will save much space and add a cozy vintage touch to the room

a traditional drop-leaf dining table will save much space and add a cozy vintage touch to the room

a neutral wooden dining table on white hairpin legs and matching white wicker chairs for an airy feeling

a neutral wooden dining table on white hairpin legs and matching white wicker chairs for an airy feeling

a catchy dining table of wood and glass on white geometric legs takes most of the space

a catchy dining table of wood and glass on white geometric legs takes most of the space

a rustic wooden drop leaf dining table, wooden lampshades that match and metal stools

a rustic wooden drop leaf dining table, wooden lampshades that match and metal stools

a drop leaf wooden dining table on catchy curved legs and white vintage chairs make up a stylish dining nook

a drop leaf wooden dining table on catchy curved legs and white vintage chairs make up a stylish dining nook

Choose A Style And Material

Your next step is to choose the style you want in a dining room table. All dining room tables have specific details in their materials and construction that make certain styles better for certain types of rooms. Classic homes do well with rich wood textures like mahogany and dark espresso finishes. Contemporary homes do well with minimal and modern styles. Industrial styles do well with a dining room table that uses metal elements, like stainless steel table legs, and so on – there are lots of styles and types of tables to choose from!

a sleek wooden dining table with curved wooden chairs for a contemporary dining space

a sleek wooden dining table with curved wooden chairs for a contemporary dining space

a super eye-catchy dining table made of a live edge slab and catchy geometric chairs plus teal pendant lamps over the table

a super eye-catchy dining table made of a live edge slab and catchy geometric chairs plus teal pendant lamps over the table

a stylish dining space with a round table on a metal base and matching black metal chairs plus a copper pendant lamp

a stylish dining space with a round table on a metal base and matching black metal chairs plus a copper pendant lamp

a dining table of black stone and emerald chairs to contrast and highlight the dark tabletop a lot

a dining table of black stone and emerald chairs to contrast and highlight the dark tabletop a lot

a rustic dining table is long and can accommodate a lot of guests, a long bench will let them all sit comfortably

a rustic dining table is long and can accommodate a lot of guests, a long bench will let them all sit comfortably

a white geometric table with a round tabletop makes the bright blue chairs stand out a lot

a white geometric table with a round tabletop makes the bright blue chairs stand out a lot

a vintage-inspired dining table featuring a vintage door, forged legs and a glass tabletop

a vintage-inspired dining table featuring a vintage door, forged legs and a glass tabletop

a sleek wooden dining table with black touches and a live edge plus a matching bench for a contemporary feel

a sleek wooden dining table with black touches and a live edge plus a matching bench for a contemporary feel

a whitewashed wood dining table and vintage chairs and a bench create a sophisticated dining space

a whitewashed wood dining table and vintage chairs and a bench create a sophisticated dining space

a rustic round table and patterned chairs and a bench for a cozy rustic dining space with a beachy feel

a rustic round table and patterned chairs and a bench for a cozy rustic dining space with a beachy feel

a contemporary dining table with antique wooden planks integrated into resin for a fresh look

a contemporary dining table with antique wooden planks integrated into resin for a fresh look

a simple wooden dining table with a minimalist design and a matching bench make the space modern yet rustic

a simple wooden dining table with a minimalist design and a matching bench make the space modern yet rustic

Side Notes

As a side note, many open concept designs in homes don’t have a set dining room space. Instead, you create an eating space wherever you put the table. Visual elements like a floor rug can create some organization in the space. Smaller and streamlined tables usually work in this style, as they don’t overpower or crowd the open space.

Remember, when looking for a larger piece of furniture, often it’s an intuitive process. Sometimes the right piece will just “speak” to you. Keep your room’s style in mind and it can be easier to pinpoint that perfect piece.

a catchy dining space with an aqua bench, clear acrylic chairs and a color block table

a catchy dining space with an aqua bench, clear acrylic chairs and a color block table

a rich stained wooden dining table and matching rich wood and bright blue dining chairs that look bold

a rich stained wooden dining table and matching rich wood and bright blue dining chairs that look bold

a white dining table and muted colored dining chairs for a light-filled Scandinavian dining space

a white dining table and muted colored dining chairs for a light-filled Scandinavian dining space

an oval dining table with a marble tabletop and dark green chairs with gold legs make the room very elegant

an oval dining table with a marble tabletop and dark green chairs with gold legs make the room very elegant

a rustic wooden table on large legs and cane chairs make up a traditional beach dining space

a rustic wooden table on large legs and cane chairs make up a traditional beach dining space

a sleek wooden dining table, wooden chairs and an upholstered blue bench for a mid-century modern space

a sleek wooden dining table, wooden chairs and an upholstered blue bench for a mid-century modern space

a glam dining space with a round marble dining table and white and pink velvet chairs

a glam dining space with a round marble dining table and white and pink velvet chairs