Dining Table Ideas: How Do You Want to Enjoy Your Meals?

If you’re designing a brand new dining room at the moment, I’m sure the primary concern on your mind is choosing the perfect dining table. After all, the dining table is more than just a gathering spot of enjoying your meals, it’s also the focal point in this room. But the world of dining tables does not seem to make the decision easy for you at all. With so many materials, sizes, shapes, colours and styles to choose from, choosing the right one for you might be an overwhelming task. Because purchasing a dining table is an expensive investment, you should take your time and explore all your options. To give you a good starting point, here are some dining table ideas.

A Wooden Piece that Withstands Time and Trends

Oak Dining Table


A classic piece that’s well-crafted and will last for years to come is always a good decision. After all, who would want to go through the same anxiety of choosing a dining table again? If you want a table that can last through dozens of years and thousands of meals, hardwood is your best bet. An oak dining table can prove to be exceptionally durable and withstand plenty of wear and tear. What’s more, natural materials such as oak, walnut, and mahogany have a beautiful, earthy sheen about them that instantly makes the space feel much cosier. Whether it’s rectangular or oval, a simple mahogany, walnut or oak dining table will never go out of style. Such a timeless table can be beautifully matched with all kinds of interiors and chair designs.

Make a Marble-ous Impression

Oak Dining Table 2


If you’re looking for a showstopper that will steal your guests’ attention leaving them in awe, marble is without a doubt the most luxurious looking material you can find. Tables crafted from quality imported marble are exceptionally stunning. However, a marble-top table can have a few drawbacks. One, it is a big investment that not everyone can afford. Two, marble tables tend to be bulky and heavy, making them a pain in the neck to move around. What’s more, they’re not low maintenance like your classic oak dining table. Marble tables need to be well looked after as the material is prone to staining and cracking. If you’re absolutely in love with this material, choose a smaller round table which is much lighter and still able to sit up to 6 quests. To avoid damage, cover the it with a tablecloth or placemats whenever it’s being used.

Glass Can Have Plenty of Class

Oak Dining Table 3


Wood and marble are great, but don’t be too quick to overlook glass as it can have plenty of its own benefits. If you have a small dining room that is in need of a lighter and brighter look, a glass tabletop might be ideal for you, Due to its reflective surface, a glass dining table can visually broaden your space. Moreover, glass is very easy to clean, and stain resistant. If you want something that’s scratch and heat resistant though, make sure you choose a tabletop made with tempered safety glass. And when it comes to dining room design, a glass table can be surrounded with a variety of seating options, from mismatched to multicoloured chairs – everything goes!