How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table for Your Home

A dining table is so much more than just a place to eat. Especially since the lockdown, our tables have become our offices and children's school desks. They're also a gathering point for the family, especially when it's time for a family meeting. 

So, how do you choose the perfect table? Here's our advice.

Consider The Room You Want It In

When considering the table you want, think about where you want to place it. According to your floor plan, buying furniture can help you adjust and fit things more efficiently, rather than buying furniture simply out of whim. If you're planning to adjust it in the kitchen or living room, you'll have to look for something more compact, but if you have a dining room, you can choose based on the space an entire room provides.

Consider The Material Of The Table

The material of the table is important to consider, even though it's not the first thing to come to mind. As a buyer, you'll have many options; for example, you can choose a wooden table, a marble top, and even glass tops. When deciding, think about your family's needs.

Reclaimed wood is an excellent choice for homes with younger children as this material is likely to last longer. However, not all wood is the same. When buying a wooden piece, check for an FSC certificate to verify the sustainable sourcing of wood.

a family playing a game on a glass dining table

If you have a smaller space and don't want it to look too crowded or packed, and marble is becoming popular because of its sleek look, and glass is a good choice too. However, the latter tends to stain easily with hot plates. These material choices sit well with steel or metal table legs, making your place look airier and lighter.

Consider The Shape Of The Table

Finally, consider the shape of the table you wish to buy. Usually, you can select a table based on the shape of your room, but the shape also has a part to play in what feeling is created at the table. Rectangular tables are the most common for larger families whereas, square and circular tables offer intimacy and closeness.


If you're in search of the perfect dining table for your family and home, let us help you out. Flowyline is a California-based business that makes handmade metal furniture. We specialize in making custom table legs and console table legs that help give your furniture a unique look. Get in touch with our team at for more information and buy metal table legs of your choice.



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