How to choose the perfect dining table for your home

Dining tables are a hugely significant piece of furniture. They are the place where everyone congregates at the end of the day to share a meal and spend time with each other. As such, it’s important that you choose a dining table which will best suit the needs of your household.

How to choose the perfect dining table for your home

Dining tables are often the heart of the household furniture. They will see the most use and they are a symbol of family connection. Conversations held over dining tables are innumerable, from mundane and everyday chats to the deeper, more heartfelt talks.

Dining tables are where you will gather to share a meal, or play games with friends – to make memories. Selecting the right dining table for the needs of your household is very important and there are many things to consider.

Firstly, and most obviously, there is the size. For those who have large families or enjoy hosting parties, you may choose an 8 seater table to ensure you always have room for an extra guest. If you have a smaller family unit, or perhaps you live with roommates and eat meals separately, a 4 or 6 seater table may be the better choice for your home.

Larger tables are welcoming and promise good times; small tables facilitate intimacy and connection. Deciding which size suits you should take some time and you may want to take note of how many seats your household uses on an average night.

Other things to consider include the style and the type. Dining tables come in a breathtaking amount of types and styles. This ensures that you will be able to find the perfect table to match your décor – or even one to stand out, if that is what you prefer – but it also means that there is a lot of decision making to be done.

Some popular styles of dining room tables include timber, marble, glass, laminate and quartz. Keep your budget in mind while browsing different table materials as some will be far more expensive than others (such as marble). Types of table include round, square, rectangular, extendable etc. and you will want to be conscious of the room’s layout when deliberating between these types.

Modern dining table trends in Singapore are seeing a return to traditional dark wood, often with a contemporary twist such as embellishments or the ability to extend the table. Find below a list of some of the most stylish and useful dining tables currently available for purchase in Singapore.

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5. Extendable dining table

When looking for an extendable dining table Singapore, it is easy to get lost among thin and fragile-looking models. However, there are many quality options out there for just a little more. Tables like the Benton Teak Extendable Dining Table pictured above, are virtually indistinguishable from non-extendable tables once assembled.

This foldable table can be purchased here from Wihardja for $1249. It can seat up to 10 people, making it the perfect choice for large family gatherings and those who love entertaining. It is 75cm tall and can be extended from 1.6m to 2m. This table is one of the more expensive models, but it is sure to be an excellent addition to any home with regular guests.

Another option is this double extendable dining table from soul & tables. This table has a bulkier and more rustic design, perfect for seating larger groups of people. It is even larger than the Benton Teak table and will comfortable fit 10 people before extension. After extension it will seat up to 14 people. Dims: Width = 200cm – 300cm extended, depth = 100 cm, height = 76cm.

4. Round Dining Table Singapore

Round dining tables are becoming an increasingly popular choice for dining tables. They are particularly good for smaller living room situations as everyone will be at equal distance from the food, whereas a traditional rectangular table may require people to pass food down the line. Round tables also send a message of equality, as there is no ‘head’ of the table. The Cellini Halo Round Dining Table pictured above can be purchased from LivingStyles here for $539. It is much smaller than the extendable table, seating 2-4 depending on the size of your chairs. It measures at a 100cm diameter by 73cm height.

For those with a darker colour scheme, try this Ryder Round Table from FortyTwo. It also seats up to four people and is available here for just $79.90. The table’s height is 74cm and the top is 80cm. A disadvantage to this table is that it may not be as durable as some of the more expensive models.

3. Quartz Dining Table Singapore

Quartz is a non-traditional dining table material which has been gaining attention in recent years. Quartz is one of the most durable and stain-resistant materials on the market. It is slightly tougher than other natural stone options such as marble and also slightly cheaper (though it is still fairly expensive compared to timber or laminate).

The main draw of quartz, however, is its aesthetic appeal. Quartz has a sophisticated and stylish quality to it which makes it a beautiful addition to any household. It also comes in many different colours and patterns, so you are sure to be able to find one that will suit the colour scheme of your home.

The quartz dining table pictured above can be purchased here from comfort furniture for $2,640. It is suggested to sit between 4-6 people, depending on the size of the chairs you choose to pair with it. The measurements of this table are: W150 x D78.5 x H76.00.

2. Marble Dining Table Singapore

Marble is among one of the most coveted materials for dining tables. It is elegant, undeniably gorgeous, and sure to transform your dining room space. Marble comes in a wide variety of colours and with many different patterns or veins. This means that you are almost guaranteed to find a suitable style and colour for your dining table in marble. Like Quartz, marble is heat resistant and durable – though it is on the softer side of the natural stone spectrum. However, marble is also one of the most expensive materials on the market.

You can purchase the Maddox marble dining table pictured above here from the Etch and Bolts website for $2,239. You can select multiple different styles of marble for the table surface, including white, black and grey, and the choices for leg colours include gold, bronze and black. The dimensions of this table are: L140 x D80 x H75cm but it is also customizable.

For those who love the marble look, but cannot meet the high prices for authentic marble, a cheaper option might be to try search for something like Sintered Stone. You can find affordable marble alternatives here at Hipvan, such as the Agnes Extendable Dining Table (pictured above) for $899 or this Persis Marble Dining Table, pictured below, for $599.

1. Wooden Dining Table Singapore

Nothing quite beats the classic beauty of a wooden dining table, which have long been the star of Singapore homes. Wooden dining tables can come in dark or light wood, so they will suit almost any colour schemes. They can also blend seamlessly with various design styles such as rustic, Scandinavian, minimalist and more.

Star Living has an extensive range of authentic wooden dining tables which you can browse here. The Arizona Dining table, pictured above, is available here for $599. It will seat 6-8 people and its dimensions are: L 180 x W 100 x H 76.

A classic wooden table will never go amiss in a dining room and can match to just about every interior design scheme in existence. They are also one of the cheapest options in accordance with their popularity, depending on the quality. For more dining tables, browse back through the Star Living website or, for something a little more expensive, maybe try one of the Etch and Bolts dining table sets.


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