What makes the perfect dining table? It’s a combination of great looks, excellent quality and a style that suits the room it’s in. You also have to consider how you use it. Do you regularly entertain large groups of friends and family members, or is it mainly just yourself or a couple who dine at it? That will determine the size kitchen table you need. Once you’ve gone through all these factors, it’s relatively easy to zero in on a dining table from Dunelm – especially as the first two are guaranteed when you buy from us.
Modern homes with contemporary decor almost always benefit from a modern dining table. Right now it’s all about light shades, shiny surfaces and perfectly straight edges. It’s a look that fits perfectly with the modern dwelling, especially those that have multiple light sources, as the shiny, reflective surfaces come to life when illuminated. Also very popular are glass-topped dining tables. They are either framed in tubular metal – often, but not always, chrome – or based on a wooden frame. A particular favourite is the criss-cross wooden stand, like a starburst holding up the glass top – it’s utterly stunning and among our best sellers.
If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can’t go wrong with a heavy oak or pine dining table. There’s something satisfying about the thud of a food-laden plate against these sonorous tabletops that gets the appetite going, and with a good quality wooden dining table, it’s a sensation that’s yours every time you use it. We’ve got plenty of wooden tables in a variety of styles, so have a good look and you’ll find the one that suits your dining room.
Extending dining tables are great too and could be the answer to your “which size?” dilemma. It can be a small table when it’s just you and your family eating, but once guests come or if you’re laying on a buffet, it instantly becomes a large kitchen table, which is the perfect way to have an entertaining table without it taking up too much room when it’s not in use.
There are many more types of dining table, with subtle differences and lovely features, all throughout our collection. Pair it up with some fantastic chairs and you’ve got a table that can make every meal that little bit more memorable, whether you’re on your own or surrounded by laughter, great food and conversation.