• May 18, 2024

Dining Tables – The Latest Trends

Your dining table is the centerpiece of all your meals. It should be durable, yet fashionable, reflecting your personal taste and unique style. However, if you’ve been using the same dining room table for years, maybe it’s time to upgrade. Here are the latest contemporary trends to shake up the world of dining tables.

Round Glass Table: Glass tables aren’t just for the living room or nightstand anymore. With a designer base, for example the Mensa table, with its birch plywood pattern reflecting a hanging pendant, the focus will be on immaculate design. It is another case of form and function.

Mismatched Dining Tables – Many times during family dinners you will have two tables set up next to each other, with a taller table reserved for the adults and a smaller children’s table for the little ones. Why not take this idea one step further and find two mismatched tables of the same height and push them together to form one table? It is elegant and eclectic.

High and Low – Mixing high-end dining tables with inexpensive chairs will not only save you some money, but also create a stylish and striking look that will add charm to any dining room.

Kitchen Dining Tables – Many people choose to place their dining tables right in the middle of their kitchens, merging the kitchen space with the dining space. These homeowners aren’t afraid to fit large tables in the middle of their open kitchens. It’s a clever idea, adding a sense of community and sharing to the kitchen. Of course, this only works if you have a large, spacious kitchen to begin with.

Secret Dining Table: A couple in the wooded hills of Idaho built their 836-square-foot dream home using passive solar straw bales and reclaimed materials from the local landfill. This eco house is small, so they have actually built a hidden dining table; in fact, it’s sunk into the living room floor, with built-in seating. When not in use, the space is covered with planks.

Convertible Dining Tables – A lot of people these days no longer sit and eat in their dining rooms. They end up sitting in front of the TV and eating on the couch. If you find yourself in this situation, consider a convertible coffee table that can double as your dining table. Actually, there is a wide variety of height adjustable tables on the market; these can be raised and often expanded to dining height when you want to eat.

Counter Height Dining Tables: With these tables, you feel like you are dining at a bar. It’s definitely a contemporary look, which works great with open loft-like spaces. The high dining tables can also be used in the kitchen to accommodate 2-3 people for breakfast. Be warned though, this is not for the shortest among us.

Suspended Dining Table – This is something of a concept piece, but it works well for the more fashion forward. A suspended dining table hangs from the ceiling; instead of having legs, it has wires. The setup is more difficult than your average table, but this gives your venue some edge.

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