Whether you have moved into a new house or have lived in the same one for many years, you decide that your dining room needs a change and you decide to purchase new dining room furniture. While you have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for, you begin to realize how many dining room sets are on the market.
It is important that your dining room set looks great, but do not forget that you will be using it for regular or occasional meals and hosting friends and family. Therefore you want to make sure that the set you purchase is able to meet your needs. Below are 4 factors to consider when purchasing a new dining room set. Being mindful of them will ensure you buy the one that meets your needs.
The amount of space that you have in your dining room for a table set may be the most important factor because this will definitely influence the one that you buy. Too big of a table will cut into the space that you have available for other furniture and activities in the room. One to small will make the room look sparse and the table itself may not be able to accommodate everyone.
Before purchasing the dining room set you are considering, take measurements of the space you have. Take this information to the store with you and match it to the specifications of the table. This will give you the best idea of whether the set will be the right fit for you.
While you want your dining room set to be a focal point in the room, you also do not want it to stand out to much. Therefore, you want to confirm that it will match the furniture, colours, and motif that already makes up your dining room.
Dining room sets come in many different shapes such as square, round, rectangle, and oval. Round and oval-shaped tables are better for small spaces and corners whereas square and rectangular ones are better in the middle of a room. One major factor that people often overlook or unaware of is making sure the seating matches the table. For example, a round table should have round seats and a square table should have square seats. While this is mostly for aesthetic purposes, it looks a lot better and will bring the set together more effectively.
A dining room set is considered a large purchase and it can be expensive when you buy a good one. As a result, you want to make sure it is well-made and built with a solid, durable surface.
Dining room tables and chairs are made of many different materials but they are definitely not equal. You want to get one that is structurally sound and one that will suit your lifestyle. For example, solid wood is long-lasting and durable if you have children who may be rough with and cause damage to the table. Tables with glass tops are elegant but not suitable for children who may break them. Veneer finishes look fantastic and are affordable but tend to blister and peel.
The size of the dining room table you go with largely influence how many chairs you get. Larger tables are usually accompanied with more chairs and smaller sets have fewer.
When shopping for a dining set, be mindful of the typical number of visitors you have for meals. If you usually host a lot of people, a bigger table would be best but a bit more expensive. If you only entertain a few people at a time, consider a set with 2 to 4 chairs. This option will obviously be more economical.