When it comes to creating an airy ambiance with pieces of furniture that are easy on the eyes, have timeless appeal and give a minimalist vibe, look no further than Danish furniture. Danish design typically incorporates natural materials such as light wood (birch, beech, pine, spruce), cotton, linen and leather for upholstery which make any interior they are added to look very cozy and inviting. With a simple, utility-first approach to design, the Danish use resilient, durable and high-quality wood that can last for decades.
However, when it comes to choosing a Danish style dining table, things can get a bit complicated as there are quite a few factors to consider in order to get the best value for your money. What do I mean? Take a look.
Measure Your Dining Room
One of the most important things to consider when buying a dining table are the exact measurements of your dining room so that you can calculate how much space you have for your table. If your dining room is smaller, you should be careful not to buy a table that is too big for that space. Keep in mind that you need to be able to sit at a comfortable distance from the table and that you should leave enough space to walk around it. Therefore, your best bet is to keep about 50” space between its edges and the walls all around.
Check the Table’s Size
If you want to have enough space to place all the serving dishes on your Danish style dining table whenever you have guests over, I would recommend you to opt for a table that is at least 36 to 42 inches (91 to 107 centimeters) large. If you don’t really need a big table for your everyday meals, but you’d like to have it for those special occasions, you can also choose a table with one or more extensions. For the ultimate comfort, make sure that there is table space of 24 inches (60 centimeters) per person around the table. That’s how you will ensure your family and friends have an enjoyable time dining and wining together.
Choose the Table’s Shape
You should know that there are some rules when it comes to choosing the shape of a dining table regarding the size of the room. An oval table fits perfectly well in a smaller room. That’s how you will avoid creating an overly crowded appearance. On the other hand, a square table is a great choice for narrow dining areas. Remember that even though round tables can accommodate more people, they’re not suitable for small spaces as they can limit the traffic flow in the room.