Centerpiece of meals and family meetings
A well-chosen kitchen table will likely become the staple kitchen furniture item in your newly redecorated room. Found in many shapes and sizes and with numerous style options available, it could be one of the most important decisions you make in planning the layout of your kitchen.
Although traditionally made of hardwood, these days other popular table materials include glass, chrome and stainless steel.
If you're in the market for a new kitchen table, you might want to consider these points:
- Size - Do you need a large table or will a small one do the trick? If you generally use a small table but would like a larger one from time to time, consider buying something that comes with an extension or drop-leaf.
- Chairs - Will you also need to purchase chairs or does the table you are buying come with a set?
- Color - Will your table go with the rest of the color and design scheme of your kitchen? Are you looking for soft natural colors or looking to make a bold statement with a brightly colored table?
Maybe you already have a great table but it has become a bland old thing you hate to sit at. A fresh coat of paint will brighten things up - who says you have to have a straight-laced table? Try your hand at art and use your table top as the canvas. Remember, if you hate it afterward you can always paint over it!
Books, pattern stores and the internet can be limitless sources of inspiration for your newly designed kitchen table. All you need is a free afternoon, a paintbrush, some paint and a wild imagination. Paint is a lot cheaper than buying a whole new table and can give you results you weren't even expecting.
Regardless of the style you come up with, your kitchen table should give you a lifetime of enjoyment - make it something you love and something that truly reflects your personality and lifestyle.