Buying tables for your home: how to pick the right one

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It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. But, you could argue that your table is where you and your family gather, making it the true heart.

If you’re looking for a new table, this process can feel rather overwhelming. There are so many different options when buying tables.

For example, what material or style do you prefer? How many people need to sit around your table? Making a choice within your budget can be difficult.

In this guide, we’ll run through a list of things to consider when buying a table for your home. Let’s get started!

1. Figure Out Your Personal Home Style

The first step when buying a table is to work out your preferred style. If you’re not already sure of your style, then start by looking around your home.

Are you drawn to modern lines, bright colors, and synthetic materials? Or, do you prefer a more traditional look with natural materials and colors, such as wood and browns?

If you’re starting from scratch and buying new furniture for your apartment, then search for your style outside of your home.

Try using magazines and websites such as Pinterest to work out what you like. Which tables are you most drawn to? Compile a collage to give yourself some clarity.

2. What Size Works Best for You?

Your living situation makes a big impact on the type of table you should buy. You need to consider how many people will be regularly sitting around your table.

Do you live alone but love hosting? Or, do you have kids but only need a table for four people?

Whatever the case, you can only buy a table that fits in the space you have. So, your first task is to measure up the room where your table will be.

Make sure you consider the table to wall space ratio. No one wants to be cramped up against the wall. You also don’t want scratch marks on your wall from chairs being dragged against them.

Once you’ve got some measurements down for how big you think a table should be, grab a bedsheet. You can use bedsheets to visualize the space the table will take up.

It sounds odd, but lie the sheets in this space over the coming few weeks to work out whether there is enough space for you to get around. If you’re not happy with how much space is being taken up, it’s time to remeasure…
 
 
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