Essential Tips to Buy the Perfect Dining Table

Perfect Dining Table

Your dining table is an eye-catching focal point of the room and where you gather with family and friends, regardless of whether you have a formal dining room, an open-concept kitchen, or a small dining nook.

Your dining table must complement your space and personal aesthetics while delivering comfort, functionality, and harmony to your house as one of the impotant furniture piece. However, choosing the ideal dining table for your area requires thought and attention; it should not be bought immediately. 

Exohom's dining tables are made of high-quality, long-lasting materials for longevity, while their rounded forms and elegant finishes add coziness and warmth to any room. Our tables are made to last a lifetime and passed to the next generations. 

Choosing the ideal dining table for your room with various designs, sizes, and materials might be challenging. This article will discuss essential tips for buying the perfect dining table.

Consider the Size of Your Space:

It is necessary to consider the size of your dining room before purchasing a table. You should select a table that suits comfortably in the room, leaving sufficient space for people to move. To determine the appropriate table measurement, measure the available space and leave at least three feet of space on all sides.

Creating a "mock-up" of your room is also recommended by rendering it to scale and adding your existing furnishings. Then, you can construct templates for table sizes to determine how well they will fit.

Consider the Shape of the Dining Table:

The shape of your table matters whether you are thinking of a farmhouse table or a salvaged wood dining table. Any shape will work well if there is enough room, but an oval dining table has all the social characteristics of a round table but is longer and more suited to a more extended area. A rectangle or square dining table may be more useful if you lack space because it can be pushed up against a wall when not in use. In a compact space, a wooden dining bench is a popular choice with this table style because it neatly tucks beneath the table when not in use.

Consider its usage

This may seem like an odd question; it is a dining table. But, will your table only be used for dining, or will it also serve as a workstation or a place for the children to do their homework? You should also consider whether used daily or if it will be placed in an infrequently used dining room.

Consider the Material

To choose the right material for a dining table, you need to think about price, durability, upkeep, style, and your way of life. 

Low-cost materials like MDF board or plywood usually don't last as long as high-quality wood, marble, or clay from a sustainable source. Even though these materials may last longer, they are often more expensive, which is an important thing to think about. 

Wood tables: Textured wood tables add warmth to a room because of how the grain changes and the wood feels. Even though wood is usually a strong material, you should avoid unsealed wood tables because they are harder to keep clean and tend to soak up spots. We suggest using placemats or tablecloths to help keep your wood table from scratching or damaging. 

Marble tables: Marble tables look good in both classic and modern rooms. Even though marble tables are strong, you need to know how to care for and keep them in good shape. This depends on how the marble was treated or sealed. If the marble isn't sealed well, it will take spots easily. 

Glass tables: Glass tables come in many different shapes and sizes. Glass tables are great for small rooms because they let the light shine through and make the room feel more open. Glass is easy to clean, but fingerprints and dust are easy to see and may need to be cleaned every day. Even glass can get scratched.

Choose Right Chairs

A dining table with strategically chosen chairs will maximize the space's harmony. Although dining chairs are available in various designs and materials, the compatibility of your dining chairs and table is primarily determined by their size and comfort. 

Your chairs must fit securely under your table and provide ample legroom for your guests. Allow at least 20 to 30 centimeters (7.8 to 11.8 inches) between the seat and the tabletop, and avoid cluttering the table with too many chairs. 

Distance each chair by 15 centimeters (6 inches). This provides sufficient elbow room and balances the space. If your dining area and table are limited, consider armless chairs or place chairs with arms only at the head and foot of the table to conserve space.


Buying the ideal dining table for your UAE home requires careful consideration of space, size, shape, material, durability, maintenance, design, seating options, and budget, among other factors. By adhering to these guidelines, you can make an informed decision and choose a dining table that fulfils its purpose and adds charm and functionality to your dining area. Exohom, an established furniture company in the UAE, provides a vast selection of dining tables, ensuring that you will find the perfect centerpiece for your home.