Because your dining room table is likely to stay with your family for many years to come, there are many factors to remember when selecting a new one. The St. Louis interior design team at Dau Home Furnishings has put together these tips to help you in your selection:
- Size. How often you plan on using your dining room table – and with how many people – can help determine table size. Many tables these days come with leaves to expand their size and capacity, so if you expect more guests than just immediate family, you can easily accommodate them. Our best recommendation is to remember the rule of spacing: you should have at least 48 inches between the edge of your table and the nearest wall or object. If you stay within that size limit, the rest is at your discretion.
- Quality is key. Because you’ll have your dining room table for years to come, one of the most important factors is quality. Know where the table was made, what materials were used and any warranty available. With the help of the staff at our St. Louis furniture store, all of this information on our products is available to you.
- Seating. If you purchase your table and chairs separately, consider how the two will go together. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want about 12 inches between the seat and the bottom of the table. It will also be important to make sure that the scale of your chairs matches or compliments that of your table. Petite chairs may not look well alongside a larger table.
Whether this is your first dining room table or you’re just looking to give your room a new look, Dau Home Furnishings has the selection to fit your home. For help in making over your dining room with your new table – whether it’s a new color pattern or room layout – look to the experts on our St. Louis interior design team.