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Choosing Your Dining Furniture

November 5, 2013 10:17 am

Your dining room is the place where you get together as a family and friends and have conversations while enjoying meals together. That’s why your dining furniture should look amazing as well as functional.

One of the best ways through which you can add the much-needed appeal to your eating area is by equipping it with the right dining table and chair set. The following are some of the most important factors you need to take into consideration when choosing your dining furniture:

1. Know Your Users

Before you buy online or go to the stores, you need to know the number of people you expected to use it. This will help you greatly in determining the number of tables and chairs needed. If you have a small family and have no regular visitors, you can opt for a smaller set. If you invite friends and other special guests regularly, you will definitely need additional chairs. If you are the kind of person who is fond of hosting big gatherings, you can go for an oak dining set that has an extended leaf.

2. Choose the Right Shape

Dining tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes that you can always choose from. Depending on your taste, you can go for a smaller square or a larger rectangular. Keep it in mind that the shape of the room matters when choosing the shape of the table. If you need help, you can ask your family to let you know about their favourite designs while you are enjoying a meal. This will help you buy something that is liked by everyone.

3. Know Your Style

To save yourself time and money, you could choose a solid oak set that goes well with your existing interior decoration. If your interior design is modern, you can look for a set that is contemporary in colour with sleek lines. If you want a traditional or classic look, you can look for a set with decorative carvings and mouldings. If you want it to match existing decor, look for painted wood options.

4. Check Your Space

It is very important to know how much space is available in your eating area. If the space is small, you can look for a small square or rectangular table. If it is big, then a big rectangular, or extendable dining set would be appropriate. If the space is too big, you can consider adding more chairs or getting an additional set. 

5. Comfort

As much as you would like a beautiful and sizeable set capable of accommodating your family and guests, you should also think of comfort. Sitting on hard chairs will not only make your family and friends feel uncomfortable, but will also make it hard for them to enjoy their meals as they should. All Burbidge oak chairs are designed ergonomically to be comfortable. Most wooden sets made of solid oak come with special seat pads that are specifically designed to improve comfort. 

6. Check if it is Study

Apart from being comfortable, the set should also be strong enough to support people of different weights. To check whether the set is strong enough, you should try leaning on the different pieces. They should not wobble or shake when you apply weight on them or when you place heavy items on top of them. If they do, look for a different set. By choosing a sturdy set, you will be able to avoid unnecessary embarrassments and injuries that may occur when people are eating. 

7. Durability

Due to the fact that your set will be subjected to constant usage, make sure that it is made of a durable material. One of the most durable materials available in the market today is solid oak. This is because it is resistant to scratches, crumbling, sagging, and stains. On top of that, it is very easy to maintain.