Buying a dining set for your home is a long-term investment, and with such a wide range of styles and designs to choose from, it’s not always easy to narrow down what style is best for you.
Your dining table provides a gathering spot for family and friends. Whether it’s in the kitchen or a dining room, it creates a focal point in the room.
It can depend on the style of your home as to what type of dining set will work best. You want to compliment your home’s interior design with a stunning dining set. And as well as style, you want to buy something well-crafted that you will have for a long time.
Choosing the right dining table set materials
Dining tables and chairs can be made from many different materials. When buying a dining table set, choosing the right material can provide you with the desired aesthetic as well as durability and practicality. A dining table set is a big investment so you want to buy one that is sturdy and will last for many years.
There are various materials, and some can be better suited to achieving certain interior aesthetics. Consider how various materials appeal to your home style and provide the look you’re after. If you have a country aesthetic, wooden dining tables are perfect, however, for those who prefer an industrial look, metal dining furniture may be better for your home. A glass dining table is ideal if you want something light and elegant. If you like the edginess of metal tables, but want to soften the look slightly, you may want to choose a table with metal legs and a wooden top for the best of both worlds.
Some other key factors to consider when looking at various dining furniture materials include what best suits your lifestyle needs and your dining space. There can be pros and cons to each type of material, so it’s good to take your time to choose what will work best in your home.
Wooden dining table sets
Not all wooden dining table sets are made equal. There are many types of wood, and each have their own characteristics.
Wooden dining sets can work for classic and contemporary homes, and can generally offer great durability and longevity, as wood, especially natural wood, can age quite well.
Natural solid woods are used to create durable and stylish pieces of wooden furniture. Natural woods are either hardwood or softwood, which can have differing characteristics and colouring. Popular hardwoods include oak and birch. These types of wood age well, and with hardwood furniture, the colour of the wood often deepens over time, becoming richer. Generally lighter coloured, common types of softwood used for furniture include pine and cedar. While not as dense as hardwood, softwood furniture is still durable and long-lasting.
As well as natural solid woods, you can also get dining sets made from a hardwood veneer. This material gives the look and feel of natural wood. Durable and easy to care for, a veneer table top is a less porous surface than natural wood.
A versatile option, wooden dining sets can work for both formal and casual dining spaces. Built to last, a solid wood dining table is timeless and sturdy. A quality wooden dining table set is generally a good investment for your home.
While a wooden dining table set is a popular choice, it’s good to consider other options to determine what may best suit your interior style and dining needs.
Glass dining tables
A modern and elegant choice, glass dining tables continue to be a popular addition for many homes.
A glass dining table gives the illusion of more space, which can make a small space feel bigger. It will also help lighten and brighten your dining room.
Many glass tables are now made with scratch resistant glass to improve durability and longevity. Dining tables with glass tops can be good if you have children, as they are easy to wipe clean, however, you may want to choose a round shaped table to avoid any harsh glass corners for little heads to bang into.
Metal dining sets
Whether you like a full metal dining set or dining tables with metal features, a touch of metal can give your dining space an edgy, contemporary feel.
If durability is a key consideration, then a metal dining set may be the perfect option for your home.
When choosing your dining table set, you want to choose the right style for the space. A heavy wooden table may be too overwhelming for a small space, but a style with slim metal legs may work much better.
Marble top dining table
If you want your dining table to make a statement, you can’t go past a marble top dining table.
Marble top tables are an investment so you want to ensure you buy a quality design that you’ll have for many years.
Marble table tops can be very heavy, so are not ideal if you need to be able to move your dining table around easily. They require high maintenance as they can crack and stain, and you may find scratches can occur over time, however this can add character to your table and make it feel more unique.
Your dining table and chairs should be solidly constructed and perfectly fit your dining space. We have a range of dining tables in all shapes and sizes, as well as dining chairs available in a variety of materials. Whether you want a wooden dining set, or something different, you’re sure to find it at Berkowitz Furniture.