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Versatile Dining Tables and Accessories

Amplify the style quotient of your Dining Area by choosing from these versatile options of Dining tables and Accessories.

Amplify the style quotient of your Dining Area by choosing from these versatile options of Dining tables and Accessories.

You may entertain guests in the living room, but ultimately the dining area is where they end up; and its design can’t be ignored. Besides, it’s the space where you share meals with your family and friends. Thus, it is important to have a suitable dining table that works for both formal and family matters.

The dining room by nature is a simple space. Unlike a kitchen or living room, which is often used for multiple purposes, your dining room is solely about eating and entertaining. One of the easiest and only changes you can make here is revamping your furniture. As the focal point of the room, the dining table and chairs should be your biggest investment. Take time to consider what size and style works best for your space, and don’t be afraid to splurge as it can last you for decades. If you prefer to have options, purchase one with a table leaf so you can accommodate guests, but still have a smaller table for more intimate gatherings. Whatever the size, be sure it fits the space. Measure the table and think about chair movement to ensure that everyone at the table can get in and out without much effort. A dining table also sets the overall mood of the space: a lightly stained wooden set for four exudes an informal, casual feel, while a formal table for 10 evokes sophistication and formality. Both round and square dining tables promote conversation, while large, rectangular dining tables are perfect for elaborate parties. Small bistro tables or bar tables are great for informal meals. The number of chairs you purchase is largely determined by the size of your table. If you’re starting from scratch and buying an entirely new set, consider how many you actually need, and how many your space will allow.

Sharing some tips and trendy designs, Mr Abhishek Kathuria, Founder and Creative Director, Rosabagh “Functionality with fine craftsmanship are the key trends defining the dining table designs that are achieved by marrying solid wood with brass inlay work. We reimagine designs and add elements that are rooted in ethos. Also, adding Mid-Century modern dining designs adds a contemporary flair to the living spaces.” Once you have this sorted, find ways to add some storage for all your dinnerware and barware.

As far as material palette for dining tables is concerned, you can opt for darker woods such as cherry and mahogany to lend a traditional feel, while dark metals, concrete, and wood/metal mixtures are mostly contemporary. Colourful plastics are modern and playful, while glass can be modern or traditional, depending on the base material used. Tables with round pedestals are ideal for contemporary dining areas, and offer ample legroom. The material chosen should also reflect the family’s dynamics. Plastic is great for kids as its lightweight and easier to clean. If you are tight on budget, you can opt for plastic table sets which are reasonable and are available in an array of designs and colours. Upholstered and slip covered seats add some colour, while wood is often the go-to option as it’s readily available, durable and affordable. One can also opt for a veneer table which looks like wood but is sturdier and more enduring. Glass dining tables look classy, are transparent and create the illusion of more space. When making a final decision, consider your family’s needs; if you have kids, avoid metal as it often has sharp edges. And if you want to minimize clean-up time, avoid glass, as it is prone to gather dust and scratches.

As this is one area that is highly functional, you can spruce it up with colourful walls and trendy accessories. Try red or blue walls for an elegant look, or go more contemporary with black or gray. Splurge on an oversized, chandelier, and include a large mirror to reflect more light throughout the space. To enhance the look of the space, place some good quality, inspirational artwork.

Mr Gaurav Jain, Founder, Orange Tree says, ““Homes have become modern and minimalistic. As a result, the design of dining tables has evolved over years. Tables and chairs that are easy to move and can also double up as workstations — so that functionality remains constant — are the main trends in the dining space. Our Toshi and Yoho collections in raw tone with Acacia Wood are combined with sleek metal to create dining tables that make for an elegant setting for all get-togethers and family time.”

With endless choices, you can easily find the right kind of dining area settings that suit your home decor and family needs.

Text: Staff Writer
Photographs: Courtesy the Brand

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