Whether you’re preparing for a festive feast, a summer soirée or looking to keep up with your ever-growing family, the dining table is often an integral part of daily home life.
The style of table you choose can dictate the overall look and feel to a space, so it’s worth looking for the right one for you.
Your main consideration will be whether to choose a rectangular or round table, which will largely dictated by your dining space.
A small square room will suit a round table better, and in turn, a round table encourages a more intimate dining atmosphere. You may be able to fit fewer guests around the table, but it will be easier for everyone to join in on the conversation.
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Rectangular tables, on the other hand suit a narrower, longer room and can usually seat more people. So if you like to entertain on a grand scale, they may be a better fit.
Extending tables are a great solution that offer greater flexibility for plenty of dining situations and save on valuable floor space when not in use. Whether you entertain once a year at Christmas or you’re a regular dinner party host, make sure you can provide comfortable seating for those social events without losing out on space for day-to-day living.
Although often viewed as an investment piece, a dining table shouldn’t have to cost the earth, so we’ve picked out the best designs that won’t break the bank.
Out & Out Parquet dining table
Parquet doesn’t have to be reserved for the floor. With its refined appearance and luxurious dark wood finish, this dining table will likely take centre stage.
Barker & Stonehouse Charente extending dining table
With its pedestal legs and brushed chalk finish, the Charente extendable solid American Oak dining table offers classic style with the added functionality so you’re always ready for that last minute summer soirée.
Graham & Green Pioneer reclaimed pine dining table
Crafted from reclaimed pine wood and with ornately scrolled feet with carved detailing, the Pioneer table would be an elegant place to enjoy your breakfast.
Heal's Linn dining table
The minimalist style of this dining table is ideal for contemporary living spaces. Crafted from solid oak and with a streamlined silhouette, it gives a guaranteed nod to the Scandi-look.
Loaf Conker dining table
The surface of this table looks like polished concrete but is actually a tough resin. It’s the perfect way to add the concrete trend into your without it costing the earth.
Neptune Hebden dining table
The Hebden trestle is a table that would work in both your dining room and your office space. Neptune gives you the option to choose different legs and surface materials to suit your home. The wood grain in the oak top means that no two tables are the same.
Scumble Goosie Stockholm regular pedestal table
This striking table was the result of a special commission for a flat in Chelsea, the design was so well received that the folk at Scumble Goosie added it to their permanent collection – we can see why!
Perch & Parrow Sienna extendable dining table
This extendable dining table will help you to transform your family meals into a stylish banquet. The mix of green painted legs with a light oak top provides an unexpected splash of colour.