Could a new dining room table help your family spend more mealtimes together?

Following research that revealed 7/10 parents would like to spend more time eating as a family, we have put together some useful tips to help you select the right dining room table for your home.

To get started, just ask yourselves these simple questions:

How much space do you have?

Choosing the ideal dining room table is a big thing, so when you finally settle on a design, you need to make sure that it fits perfectly.

Not only that, but you need to measure around the table to take chair space into account (no one wants to be squashed up against the wall, do they?)

If you feel you may need extra spaces for guests, we have a wide range of extending dining room tables, which allow you to change the length to suit the size of your party.

Shop the Turin extending dining table

What is your dining room for?

The dining room sometimes becomes a homework station, craft spot, or a makeshift office, as well as being a fully functioning family room.

In order to fulfil any requirement, dining tables must be durable and wipe clean to make your life a lot easier.

In these cases, a marble topped or a glass dining table may be the ideal fit for your home. They’re extremely sturdy, and (for any accidental spillages) they’re super easy to clean.

Shop the Sassi dining table

Will it work in your home?

Considering how you have decorated your dining room is extremely important when picking the furniture you’ll be purchasing for it.

If you need something highly adaptable, which will fit in with any style, you can’t go wrong with our wooden dining tables and chairs.

From rectangular dining tables, to circular, our dining tables styles are timeless.

For the more modern home, our high gloss Soho Extending Dining Table offers a seamless balance between contemporary and classic.

Where will you sit?

Sounds a little obvious, but dining room chairs, are a part of the shopping process that often receives little thought.

If you want something a little different our Harper Small Cross Bench the perfect piece. Comfy, and sturdy, it will fit easily with many different tables (ideally with a width of 150cm).

For more traditional needs, our upholstered dining chairs come in a range of styles, and materials, including chrome.

If you need something luxurious but cost effective, our beautiful Cruz Button Back Dining Chairs blend seamlessly with our wooden table ranges.

Families may prefer to stick to easy-to-clean chairs, and as so many of our dining tables are available as a set (with four and six seater options available) – you will be able to fit everyone around your table to enjoy a meal together.

So by taking the time to truly consider what you need in a dining room before you shop, will help encourage your family to ditch the TV at dinner time, and enjoy some quality time together.