Last updated on February 1st, 2018 at 12:16 pm
One of the biggest purchases you will make in your home will be the dining room. A table, set of chairs, and a few serving or display pieces add up quickly. Shopping in our North Carolina furniture outlets will help with your budget and allow you to see a number of available options.
The first question to ask yourself is how many people do you need to seat? The size of the room will dictate some of that. Estimate two feet per person around the table. For example, if you need to seat 8, then a rectangular table size might be 64” long X 42” wide at a minimum.
The next thing to think about is the type of table for your dining room. Round, oval, rectangular, or square are the typical shapes. Round tables encourage plenty of conversation while allowing those seating to easily see each other. This type of table looks best in a square dining room. A roundtable on a pedestal base will also allow your seats to pull up to the table easier but is not often equipped with extensions.
A rectangular shaped dining table is often the most functional, allowing for several leaves to extend the table as needed. When you visit Hickory Furniture Mart, you’ll be able to see the many styles and finishes available to suit your personal taste.
Chair size is also important, not only to the shape of the table, but for comfort. If you tend to have dinner parties where you linger at the dining table, then a comfortable chair is a must. Dining tables often perform extra duties for studying, reading or doing projects, so be sure to look for a durable finish that withstands all you ask it to do. The North Carolina furniture showrooms at Hickory Furniture Mart will show you plenty of ideas to inspire and make your ideas a reality.