A dining table is an essential piece of furniture in any Singaporean home; it’s where loved ones and guests gather over a meal and even where the kids do their homework. Plus, it acts as a focal point in your home, especially if you have an open-concept space. And as it can be an expensive investment, it’s wise to deliberate a bit more instead of just buying one that looks good.
Here, we break down the four common dining table shapes and how to choose one that best suits your lifestyle needs.
1. Consider the material
Solid wood is a classic material because it is durable and easy to repair. If you are opting for a wood dining table, look out for hardwood such as mahogany, walnut or oak for better durability instead of composite wood, which include plywood, hardwood solids and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).
2. Consider your needs
The two main factors that should determine the shape of your dining room table should be the shape and size of your dining room area and the number of people you usually seat around your dining table. Certain shapes lend themselves better to certain conditions. Assessing both these factors will ensure that you create a flow that makes your space look and function better.