Head for red
An oak dining table and chairs set is a durable choice and great value for money. Solid oak will age naturally and the daily wear and tear of family life will only add to its character. Another advantage of oak dining sets is that they can be repaired, re-sanded and re-oiled if necessary, so they really are a table for life.
The dining room is often one of the less-used rooms in the house nowadays, so if you still have a formal dining room, its worth embracing that sense of occasion and being a little more extravagant and daring with its decoration.
Although shades of brown dominate the marketplace, you do have options when it comes to the table’s color. Black exudes elegance. However, if the table has a veneered finish, it will be nearly impossible to camouflage any scratching. Red, a color that restaurants frequently use because it can stimulate your appetite, works well for a dining room table. This is true of all primary colors.Take care to stay away from overly trendy hues that will make a table feel dated in just a handful of years.
When dealing with a large group of people, table space becomes a big issue. It takes a lot of food to feed a large party, and the buffet is there to bear the brunt of the load. Once again, pleasing the guests is the most important part of the meal, and while a table filled to the edges with food might look good, it doesn’t leave enough room to dine comfortably.
If space is of a concern, opt for round table. This shape is perceived to be warm and inviting. It works well for families with young children because there s no sharp corners. A drawback of this style is that reaching across it can prove challenging. If your home’s décor skews towards modern, the selection of a square table can convey this vibe. If you’re continuously hosting group gatherings, choose a rectangular table, as they oftentimes come with leaves that you can use to expand the amount of people it can seat. Rectangular shaped tables work well in narrow spaces. Opting for bench seating instead of chairs can also save you space.