The Lakeland Furniture Dining Table Buying Guide

19th October 2017

A dining table is an important, one-off investment for your home. Therefore, you need to ensure that it’s exactly the right one for you before you commit to the purchase. We’ve put together a handy guide for selecting the best possible dining table.

It's important to remember that a dining table is a large, statement piece of furniture. It can really influence the surrounding area, and therefore make or break the room you place it in. Bear this in mind when choosing your table!

How do I choose?

There are a few things you’ll need to consider before settling on the perfect table. Keep reading to answer some of the most crucial questions…

Do you have children or pets?

If yes - Choosing a dining table with a focus on durability is a must. Remember that little ones and furry friends aren’t going to put your table first when they’re running around the house! You’ll need to get a table that is easily wiped down and cared for.

If no - You perhaps won’t need to worry as much about easy-clean materials. Unless you’re clumsy when you eat your pasta!

Do you host lots of dinner parties?

If yes - Perhaps opt for a longer, more traditional rectangle table. This will not only cater to your frequent guests but also make for a more impressive centrepiece! Think of all the plates of wonderful food, flowers and place settings you’ll be able to fit on your table. It’ll certainly look great at Christmas.

If no - Even if you don’t host regular guests, you might consider a larger table if you’ve got a big family or a big space that needs filling. However, if you tend to keep mealtimes lowkey, you can save on room and money by opting for a smaller, circle table.

Dining table at dinner time

Will it double up as a workspace?

If yes - Consider what kind of work you’ll be doing and how much room you need. If you’re just working from a laptop, you might prefer a small round table as it will resemble a quirky coffee shop. If you’re an artist with loads of materials flying about, consider a larger rectangle table. Remember that a versatile dining table can save you money on buying a desk!

If no - Allow your dining table to be the hub of family meal times. If you don’t need it for work purposes, maybe you’d prefer a more aesthetic glass table that can be saved for dining experiences only.

What can we do for you?

Here at Lakeland Furniture, we offer a variety of dining tables. These range from the Gothenburg - a classic glass rectangle table - to the circular wooden Seema. Take your pick! We aim to give you as much choice as possible, all whilst ensuring high quality and good value.

Of course, you’ll also need dining chairs to go with your new table. Perhaps you’ve already got your dining chairs sorted, but have you positioned them correctly? Spacing is key when it comes to dining areas. If you’ve not got anything figured out yet, you could check out our dining chair range whilst you’re stopping by…


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