Shopping for the right dining room table can be daunting if you don’t know where to start—that’s where we come in! At Macy’s, we’ve done all the legwork for you, so you can stress less and get down to the fun stuff, like adding your favorite decor and hosting fabulous dinner parties. Read on for our handy tips and tricks on how to buy the best dining room table to suit your space, your style and your unique needs.
How Big Is Your Dining Room?
First things first, it’s time to bust out the measuring tape. How big is your space? How big should your table be? Remember, you’ll want to leave a buffer of at least 2-3 feet around your kitchen and dining room tables to ensure you’ve got good traffic flow. There’s nothing fun about constantly bumping into the corners of your table. If you live in a smaller condo or apartment, you might want to skip the dining room table altogether and have your kitchen island double as a work surface and table.
How Will You Use Your Dining Room Table?
There’s a big difference between hosting a dinner party for 12 and the occasional double date, so it’s important to really think about how you will be using your dining room table. If you only entertain occasionally, research drop-leaf tables or designs that can expand when you decide to have guests over. If you’re a master host and have plenty of space to work with, go all out with a 9-piece dining room set that’s always ready for guests. If morning breakfast with the fam is the top priority, consider a casual, high-top kitchen table with matching bar stools.
What Shape Table Works Best for Your Room?
While square and rectangular tables are typically the top choices, an oval or round dining table can also work in the right space. Plus, they’re great for conversation considering there is no designated “head of the table”. Overall, choosing the best shape dining room table really depends on what works best with the shape and flow of your eating area.
What Dining Room Table Materials Do You Prefer?
Once you’ve settled on the shape and size, the quickest way to narrow down your options is to consider what material you’d like your dining table to be. The materials you choose determine a lot, including the price of your table, how easy it is to care for and how it will look in your space. A wood table can vary from classic to contemporary styles, while a glass or plastic table will have a decidedly modern aesthetic.
Now that you’ve found the perfect dining room table at Macy’s, gather your friends and family around for a great meal!