Dining Table & Chairs Buying Guide

It's Sunday and you've got the family round for a traditional Sunday roast dinner. Dad is at the top of the traditional long wooden dining table and mum is at the other end of the dining table. Upto 10 family members are sat either side of the dining table and chairs ready to dig in.

Stop! Times have moved on, statistics state that the traditional dinner and trends with it are changing. People tend to be sitting down to a family dinner in a much more informal way. With this change in eating habits brings a new approach to popular searches for a dining table and chairs.

No longer are we just looking for the grand dining table with matching extravagant dining room chairs, but were also searching for more practical solutions for our dining room table and chairs. Not only are many more properties popping up with smaller dining rooms but tastes are changing too. With this in mind we have produced our dining table & chairs buying guide to help you select a dining room table and chairs which is just right for your dining room interior.

Choosing the right style

Arguably this point is the most important. When choosing your dining table and chairs, you have to make sure the style of table and chairs is correct for your dining room interior. There are many styles available to match almost any interior, but below you can see a few popular styles which can work well in most dining room interiors.

Clear as Glass

This glass dining room table and chairs, looks great on wooden floors, the simplicity and modern curved legs helps create an exceptionally stylish piece of dining room furniture, which is both practical, stylish and affordable.

Cassia Glass Dining Room Table


Country Charm

Out in the country and surrounded by plush landscapes? Inspire your dining room with this oak dining table and chairs, specifically designed for country cottages, converted barns and farm houses, ideal for a relaxed style of dining. The dining bench to one side beautifully adds to the modern yet rustic charm.

Coniston Two Tone Dining Table


Modern Miracle

Looking to create an impression? For the ultimate in contemporary styling, this oak dining table and chairs will give your dinner guests something to remember, whilst providing ample space for 8 guests.

Atkinson Oak Dining Table



How much space do you have?

With properties seemingly getting smaller and smaller in urban areas, you may find yourself with an open plan kitchen and dining room, meaning a more subtle approach is required, perhaps If this leaves only a small space for a dining room table and chairs then a round dining table, extending table or an even smaller gateleg table might be your ideal solution. Some of our more space conscious dining tables and chairs are displayed here.

Go Round

Round dining tables help maximise smaller spaces including open plan dining rooms, smaller living rooms and kitchens, round dining tables still provide good seating options, if space can be limited.

Felix Round Dining Table


Extending Options

Some extending tables can provide upto almost double the seating area if necessary. However when not in use take up hardly any room at all. This glass extending dining table is just one example. When not in use it stands at just 90 x 90cm, when fully extended it increases to double the width (180cm) the perfect solution for smaller areas.

Treviso Glass Extending Dining Table


Fold Me Away

For studio apartments & smaller kitchens an even smaller alternative are gateleg tables. Gateleg tables fold down to a fraction of the normal size when not in use and are light enough for anyone to move. For example this gateleg table stands at just 15cm wide when both leaves are folded down, providing a practical and sturdy solution to extremely small areas.

Orchid Gateleg Table


Help, I only have a small budget!

Obviously this can be a concern for many, but there are dining table and chairs for all budgets. Whilst it is important to remember that budget can dictate the quality of the dining table you purchase, there are still plenty of options for the more price conscious of you out there. Always remember that putting a little more money aside can make the difference between a table and chairs which will provide you with a comfortable dining room environment for years, as opposed to a table and chairs which might lose its appeal after just a couple.

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