crib with changing table on top – The focus of each dining area must be the dining table. Without its presence, the dining area is essentially just a game – think musical chairs: a bunch of chairs in a circle, with nothing in the middle. Starting to find out why dining tables create such an impact in our daily lives? Let us face it, with them we would not manage to have a wonderful family dinner, or even entertain guests at a house party.
Luckily, dining tables are available in just about any furniture store or online furniture retailer. They also come in many different finishes, materials and features; hence the amount of possibilities available to you is infinite. But with this many choices, deciding which table to get could get confusing. So here is a little collection of things to cover when searching for a dining table.
The Kind of Dining Table:
Believe it or not, furniture manufacturers actually offer you different kinds of dining tables. However, how should you differ from another when they all seem to be more or less the same; four legs holding up a flat table top. Luckily, there are ways to distinguish one style of table into another.
First, the Accent Table. All these are standard dining tables, however very ornately designed to present an awareness of classic romance. The kind you might imagine inside the palaces or mansions of your favourite storybook.
The Breakfast Bar is another kind of dining table. These are usually smaller in size than standard dining tables; nonetheless, some have quite interesting characteristics that make them exceptional in their own right. For instance, it is not uncommon to see breakfast bars with locking casters for added mobility and convenience. Some will also have cubbies and racks for added storage.
The Cocktail Table (otherwise called a Coffee Table) can also be thought of as a kind of dining table. But a lot people choose not to eat many meals on these, rather use them in the front of the sofas and couches to put our beverages. However, for those folks who enjoy eating dinner in front of the TV (myself included), then yes, a Cocktail table could be regarded as that the prefect dining table.
The kinds of formal dining tables can vary by style and the amount of people who can be seated. Most can seat more than your regular Breakfast Bar. In reality, formal dining tables tend to seat anywhere from four to eight people. Also available will be the long dining tables that seat many people. Should you ever watch a movie about ancient times of kings and queens, you might notice them. All these kinds of dining tables are called “Refectory Tables”.
That brings us to our next point when looking for dining tables. Always be certain you have the space in your dining area. You don’t ever want to get stuck with a dining table that takes up so much room, that it does not leave room for dining chairs.
There is still a whole lot more to know about the dining table. But if you would like to get the skinny, then you’ll need to wait for ‘A Closer Look in Dining Tables, pt. Two’. For now however, I hope this article has given you a much better idea as to why Dining Tables are such an important part in our daily lives.