When it’s time to turn the ta­bles

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CHOOS­ING the right din­ing ta­ble can be over­whelm­ing, as ta­ble shapes, sizes and

styles are al­most in­fi­nite. Firstly, there are two con­sid­er­a­tions that must be ad­dressed and they are size and shape. A sim­ple guide is that round and oval ta­bles tend to suit smaller spa­ces, while square and rec­tan­gle

ta­bles suit larger rooms.

Once you nail these two fac­tors, you need to ask

your­self what style of ta­ble you would like. The fol­low­ing is an out­line of some of the more pop­u­lar styles. Fi­nally, I sug­gest you choose your style based on

the long-term rather than a pass­ing fad, as a qual­ity din­ing ta­ble should last you years, if not

decades. You can buy your din­ing chairs to match, though this is not com­pul­sory. TRA­DI­TIONAL: More for­mal din­ing ta­ble op­tions can be replica an­tiques or the real deal. CON­TEM­PO­RARY: Sleek, sim­ple lines can be made of any num­ber or com­bi­na­tion of ma­te­ri­als

in­clud­ing tim­ber, metal and glass. MID-CEN­TURY: All things mid-cen­tury are pop­u­lar and my be­lief is the style works well in con­tem­po­rary homes.

IN­DUS­TRIAL: This style works in al­most any set­ting, even when jux­ta­posed against a

con­trast­ing in­te­rior. COUN­TRY STYLE/RUS­TIC: Also a pop­u­lar style of ta­ble due to the warmth and char­ac­ter of coun­try-style fur­ni­ture.

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