The kitchen is one of the main rooms in every house. This is the place where the whole family gathers for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where guests are often welcome and friendly gatherings arranged. This is exactly the room where the housekeeper spends most of her time.
That’s why you need a responsible approach to the kitchen design to make a comfortable, functional and comfortable space. One of the major stages of kitchen arrangement is the choice of the dining table and it will be discussed further.
Each of us at least once in a lifetime dreamt of a big friendly family assembled at a large table for a celebration or a quiet romantic dinner by candlelight and of a children’s festival with a big cake. And if we take a good look at the picture we imagine, it turns out that in all cases the table occupies the central place. I think everyone will agree with me that table is a very important piece of furniture, without which no family can live. But what exactly makes a perfect dining table, both functional and practical, fitting into the room environment?
Of course, if there is a separate room large enough to serve as a dining room, there should be no problems with choosing the dining table, because even the most cumbersome model will fit in, but what about those lucky ones who are trying to fit all the pieces of furniture in a small area.
Types of tables
So, to start, we should study the types of dining table models and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each one. By shape, the tables can be round, oval, square and rectangular, but the leg structure can be very diverse, as well as the height of a table.
There are many models with a sliding mechanism that allows transforming a tiny table into a huge dining table with a subtle movement of the hand. However, there are other surprises from the manufacturers, because a huge number of models presented in the furniture market, have adjustable height making it easy to turn a kitchen table in a coffee table. These kitchen table designs will be a real find for those who tries to allocate space in a small kitchen rationally.
Speaking of saving space, it should be noted that the oval and round tables will look harmoniously in a spacious room, but a rectangular or a square table pushed against the wall is a perfect solution for small rooms.
What makes a good table?
Material from which the table is made is also fairly important. The table must possess a number of qualities so that it would serve for a long time without losing its appearance:
Humidity resistance is a prerequisite for a long service life of any piece of furniture in the kitchen, especially for a table. Spilled water or tea or a simple wet cleaning in the absence of such an important quality will have a negative impact on its appearance.
Environmentally friendliness of materials is one of the basic conditions, otherwise how one can put food on a table made from materials hazardous to health.
Practicality is also an important component for a dining table, it should be steady and solid to please its owners for many years.
Among many materials from which dining tables are made today, natural wood has remained at its peak for centuries. This table can easily fit into any style of interior, beginning with a rustic country and ending with classic and aristocratic styles. Glass tables, with an original look in the minimalism, hi-tech and modern styles, are no less popular today. It should be noted that a transparent table top table can be a real salvation for a small kitchen, because even with a sufficiently large surface, such countertop won’t make the space heavier, while a table of the same size made of dark wood will steal the lightness of glass. However, such models are not cheap and not every family can afford such a luxury.
A more budget option is a table made of chipboard. Typically, in such models only legs are made of solid wood and the table top is made from pressed plate. So that this table would serve for a long time, it should be protected from excess moisture, otherwise, the surface can bubble or delaminate. Models with laminated tabletops are less exposed to moisture.
How to choose the color of a dining table
It is no secret that in order to design a harmonious interior it is necessary to choose the right color combination of all elements of furniture, textiles, furnishing and decoration in the room. And this is why design of the dining table should fit perfectly in the kitchen not only in style but also in color. It can be associated with various elements. For example, it can be floor covering, kitchen appliances or color. But designers quite often make the dining table the main focus of the room, which also looks in quite an original way. A striking example of such a solution may be an oval table with glass top and bright blue leg resembling a large cocoon in a kitchen interior with interlacing of white and chocolate colors.
Just imagine a round white table with a glossy shine, surrounded by bright orange chairs and a lamp with the shade of warm, sunny shades in a kitchen with neutral beige and brown interior. With such a combination the dining table will appear as a source of warmth and solar energy, which attracts the eye so much.
A table of warm wooden shades will look no less interesting in a black-and-white kitchen, if supplemented by certain interior decorative elements, so that the table would not appear lonely, for example, with chairs or cushions.
The appearance of the table is chosen depending on the style chosen for the interior design of the kitchen – everyone knows this truth, and the same applies to the color. However, to avoid a situation where it is practically impossible to find a table you imagined, you should browse catalogs of furniture manufacturers and become familiar with the proposed ranges before the repairs. However, if you plan to order custom furniture, this problem is no more, and then you can safely fantasize creating unique interior designs.