Dining Room Tables Perfect for Any Dinner Party

Dining Room Tables Perfect for Any Dinner Party

Decoration and Design
Interior Design
By Alex Mikayelyan November 09, 2021

The most sentimental areas of any home are the ones where the whole family can get together and do something collectively. This is what makes living rooms, kitchens, and outdoor spaces so special and why we have so many amazing memories connected to these areas in our homes. One particularly special place in everyone’s heart is the dining room. And the most prominent element in this room is always going to be the dining table.

It goes beyond a solid surface you can put your plate and cutlery on. Dining room tables are where the household gathers after a long day of working and studying, to share a meal, talk, and in general, grow as a family. Not to mention all the holiday meals you have guests over for who sit around the table have a few laughs and eat away to their hearts' content.

By putting a little more thought into your dining table you will surely find it to be something more than a piece of furniture. It can become the centerpiece for all your gatherings and be the host of some of the best times you spend at home.

Classic Oak Dining Table

What Makes Oak Tables So Preferable

What Makes Oak Tables So Preferable

The classics are always a great starting point. It’s the kind of design we’re all familiar with in some way. Classic dining room tables designs are a staple of traditional American family dinners. They evoke the feeling of the Normal Rockwall painting “The Art of Thanksgiving” where the whole family celebrates the holiday in the company of the people they love and some of their favorite food.

But besides this sentimentality, there are also some practical advantages to oak furniture. Oak is considered by many carpenters as one of the most durable and long-lasting wood materials out there. It’s also quite resistant to water damage and general wear and tear which is to be expected after daily family dinners. And oak wooden dining tables are also easy to stain and polish, allowing homeowners to stylize their tables any way they see fit.

Lavish Marble Dining Table

Fundamental Elements of a Lavish Dining Room

Fundamental Elements of a Lavish Dining Room

For dining rooms that put an extra emphasis on the lavish and the sensation of being in a gala, marble dining tables are a great fit. They go well in more classic and regal interiors, such as Hollywood Glam, Art Deco, and transitional. The natural marble veining will also give you a little Greek Revival accent that oozes with an exalted aesthetic.

With a combination of some craftsman upholstered dining chairs, you’ll definitely be seeing a few dropped jaws at your next dinner party. But even if you don’t just dress to impress, there are many advantages to having a marble dining table. Marble is famous for being very sturdy and is very hard to damage. So if you have kids at the table who love to use their cutlery to carve the table more than the food itself, marble could save you the trouble of having to reface your furniture. 

Since marble comes in so many different varieties, you also have plenty of freedom to decide on its design and color. If you want a white dining table, for example, go for a Marmara or Carrara white, which are both very vibrant and bright. Looking for a black dining table for your art deco interior? Then try out Portoro or Saint Laurent, which have those black tones accentuated with gorgeous white and gold veins.

Contemporary Glass Dining Table

Sleek and Modern Glass Table Designs

Sleek and Modern Glass Table Designs

Now let’s take a step into some modern design trends with a glass dining table set. Gorgeous glass dining room tables act as a contemporary accent in modern interiors that usually emphasize sleek and smooth surfaces. The transparent surface is much easier on the eyes and the protruding light can help you create a brighter dining room experience.

There is also a slew of practical advantages to glass dining room furniture as well. Even a small round glass dining table can make your dining room look wider and more open, again harkening back to its transparency which allows for more light to travel through the surface. Glass tables are also very easy to clean and maintain since any stains and spots are clearly visible on the transparent surface. And for those who are worried about breaking hazards and glass tables being somewhat dangerous - your worries are reasonable to some extent. However, higher-end glass tables are quite durable and can withstand impacts to a certain extent. 

Rustic and Cozy Farmhouse Dining Table

Dining Table and Seating for a Countryside Charm

Dining Table and Seating for a Countryside Charm

There is something so cozy about the rustic farmhouse dining table and chairs. They are not made to look lavish, sleek, or grandiose. But they do serve their purpose and are made to invoke those feelings of being in the countryside, surrounded by nature, having dinner in a cozy cottage with all your loved ones. Since farmhouse designs make use of natural materials, it is only fitting that you would use a solid wood dining table.

You can create a wholesome farmhouse vibe even with a standard solid wood round dining table. But for a true rustic farmhouse aesthetic, consider using a trestle table with a dining bench set all made of solid wood. If possible you can even use reclaimed wood which not only comes with that natural appearance, but the material also has a story behind it. 

Practical Drop Leaf Table

Multipurpose Furniture for Kitchen and Dining Room

Multipurpose Furniture for Kitchen and Dining Room

If space is an issue and you don’t have much room to put your dining table in, then consider opting for a more practical drop-leaf table. This counter height dining set works quite well as a small dining table when you need it to be one. However, once you’re finished using it and need to free up the floor space, simply drop down the two sides of the table and take it to the side. 

Some drop leaf tables even come with a few small drawers on the side, so once you’re done using the table and the surface has been folded up, you can put it to the side and use the table as one of the sideboards in your dining room. So, not only will a drop leaf table save you space, but it also acts as multi-purpose furniture that you can use even when it’s not folded up. 

Biophilic Live Edge Dining Table

Reasons You Might Love a Live Edge Dining Table

Reasons You Might Love a Live Edge Dining Table

We strive for natural colors, textures, and materials. This is the fundamental aspect of biophilia that finds its way into most interior designs. A great way to incorporate biophilic design into your interior is by using a live edge table. What is essentially a smoothed-out chunk of natural wood the live edge works both as a dining table and also as a very bold stylistic statement in your interior.

Thanks to its natural shape and hues, live edge makes for a great addition in homes that strive to incorporate as many natural elements as possible. The finished surface of the table is quite durable as it is hardwood. While it may require a little more maintenance than more processed wood materials out there, the live edge will last you for decades if you utilize a high-quality finish. To further cement the biophilic design aspects of your home, live-edge tables are very environmentally friendly. Since they do not go through much artificial processing and manufacturing, creating a live edge table conserves a lot of energy making it a great choice for homeowners who are looking to make their homes more sustainable.

Written by
Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan