There are several factors you’ll want to consider when choosing a dining table set. First, measure to see how much room you have for a table and chairs. Be sure to factor in the space people will need to walk as well as adequate space to pull out chairs.
Second, decide how many people you’d like to seat at your dining room table set. If you have the space, try to go for at least two more seats than the amount of people in your household. For example, if you’re a family of four, seating for six is ideal.
Third, decide on the table shape you prefer. Round shapes can be useful for tight spaces, while rectangular tables are a classic option.
Next, consider the style and material that will best complement any existing furniture, table décor, lighting fixtures, wall colors or cabinets. If you’re selecting a kitchen table set, you might want it to match with the rest of the kitchen. However, if you have a separate dining room, you might want to go for a completely different décor scheme and choose the style and materials that bring your vision of day-to-day dining or special occasion hosting to life!
It’s also important to think about the materials that make the most sense for those who use your table daily. You might not want upholstered chairs if you have little ones that spill or don’t always have the cleanest hands. Same goes for the tabletop! Will you be racing to put a coaster under everyone’s drinks? Or do you need a table surface that easily wipes clean without worry of stains?