Amazing Home Decorating Free Estimate and Consultation
Quality Home Decorating and Interior Painting
Tell a friend! Delicious Delicious

Choosing The Right Table

 Choosing The Right Table

Before purchasing a table, know the dimensions of your room.  If you place a big table in a small room, it will limit your entertaining capabilities.  A small table in a big room will look alienated.  A table should take up a decent amount of space, while allowing you to freely walk around the room.  Also, make sure it fits through the doorway. 

A table's surface is an important element.  Glass tops look great and add a smooth texture to your dining atmosphere, but if you have children, pick a surface like pine.  It will hide scratches and is great for a variety of activities. 

For a small room, buy a drop-leaf table that can be extended for additional guests or put away to make more room.  You can also purchase a convertible coffee table, which can be raised up to dining height. 

Dark finishes, like stains or paints show imperfections.  Glossy polishes look great, but also reveal all the nicks.  If this table is meant for multiple tasks, get it in light wood or a distressed finish. 

The two main attributes of any table are comfort and stability.  The table has to have enough elbow room.  A sitting person should get at least 60" of table space, but also to be able to pass dishes.  To check for a table's stability, lean on all corners to make sure it doesn't wobble. 

If your chairs and table are not in a set, make sure they both fit into your room's decor.  A comfortable table will allow you to cross your legs under it.  The chairs with their arm rests should freely fit under the table's edge.

If you liked this product, you might also like:

How To Pick Out Soft Seating
How To Shop For Furniture

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Decorating Articles: Decorating Basics >> Furniture

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to get our Special Offers!

Home || About Us || Contact Us || Privacy Policy

Copyright (c) 2007-2015 Amazing Home Decorating. All rights reserved.