It is easy to underestimate the importance of a dining table. Even what it can represent within your home. This may seem like a strange concept, given its basic design and mostly functional use, but it remains at the heartbeat of nearly every home, the scene of celebrations and fond memories. A piece of furniture that can stay in place for many years, even being passed on to the younger generation or friends for continued use.
While a dining table is often taken for granted, given how practical our reasons are for using it, the fact that we forget about it so easily is in fact one of its greatest strengths. It doesn’t have to be manoeuvred (even fold away and pull out tables are done so easily) and that durability allows us to use it for a whole range of functions in our lives.
It remains a place where we quite often start and end our days together, preparing for what’s ahead and reviewing the day’s events. The dining table takes us away from the many distractions of the modern world and brings us back to the essentials of life: discussion, communication and connecting with those close to us.
The multi-functionality of a dining table is hard to match anywhere else in the home. Aside from the countless meals that are eaten there, tears are shed, reconciliations are made, endless hours of late night studying and homework are endured, countless birthdays and Christmas’ are celebrated…the list goes on and on. The durable wood soaks up our emotions and the various marks, scratches and stains, revealing a story of all its own.
Even when the table is not being used for any particular reason, adorning it with simple decoration makes it a valuable part of the layout inside your home. A simple vase of flowers adds a touch of elegance, as does a calming set of candles and a patterned table cloth or runner.
The shape, style and size of a table can reveal just as much about you and your home as much as any personal possession can. In some cultures, the larger the table to accommodate friends and family, the more successful and powerful you are deemed to be.
Gathering together the dimensions of the where you wish to place the dining table is very important, as is being aware of the scale of use you have in mind for it. If you enjoy entertaining friends and family, then considering the wood material, along with the space surrounding it once positioned in place, are two key factors to remember.
Choosing the right table to suit you and your home is a decision that will enable this piece of furniture to become a long term fixture. We have a wonderful selection below that will offer you a broad range of options designed to slot perfectly into any dining area or kitchen.
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