The ultimate guideline for choosing the perfect table
The importance of a table is obvious, as we could go on and on about it. However, the most essential thing is that you know all the relevant details about tables, in order to make an informed decision.
The vidaXL collection of tables has something for everyone. Whether you've been daydreaming about a big dining table where you can share meals with your whole family and friends, a rustic coffee table for your cottage-like living area, or industrial bedside tables, we've got them all.
In addition to the many designs in different styles, vidaXL emphasises the importance of the material of your choice. High-quality materials like acacia wood, trendy reclaimed wood, or Sheesham wood are all options that can be paired with different metals, for example.
Know the basics in selecting the right table
The right table is definitely a great purchase. You'll be able to enjoy its practicality and design for a long time when you pick the perfect one. Obviously, the ideal table is the one that meets your likes and needs while staying within your budget.
There are several factors to take into account in order to make the best choice. For instance, the table's design and intended usage depend on the space in which it will be placed. You might choose a glass console table if you need a slim table for your entryway. On the other hand, a classic dining table will almost certainly be made of sturdy solid wood. As a result, the table's material is a very important aspect to keep in mind.
Now, try to imagine a dining table that seats six to eight people in a tiny dining room. You don't want that crammed look and feel, do you? How about a small coffee table with a 45 cm diameter placed in front of a 5-seater sofa? That would seem lonely, wouldn't it? The correct size of a table is determined by the size of the room, the purpose you're giving it, the number of people you'd like it to seat, and the furniture around it.
Another way to choose wisely is to pay attention to the style and design of your chosen table. You need to select a table that complements the current style of the room. For instance, if your bedroom is decorated in a farmhouse-inspired manner, we advise against adding bedside tables in an industrial design. Don't worry; we'll go over all you need to know about selecting the ideal table in the following sections.
Various types of tables to choose from
Do you know which type of table you're looking for? Allow us to introduce you to all the beautiful tables available at vidaXL and talk a bit about their characteristics.
The timeless kitchen and dining tables
Your kitchen or dining table might be the most important spot in your home, second only to your bedroom. Here is where you enjoy meals with your family, make plans for the day over breakfast, or share stories with your friends during a dinner party. Some people even use their kitchen or dining table to work from home, or for their hobbies.
That is why the kitchen or dining table needs to be perfect. The solid wooden table is the most popular option since it is sturdy and durable, not to mention good-looking. For smaller rooms, kitchen and dining tables can be square or round. They can also be oval and rectangular, which can accommodate more people. If the traditional dining room table is not your style, there are a number of additional choices.
The bar table
If you're working with a small space, bar tables are ideal. They are always taller and typically smaller. Some of them have a classic design, while others have shelves for storage that are not only practical but can also help you create a lovely setting when decorated, for instance, with plants. If you want to buy a bar table, bear in mind that you will also need to buy bar seats, which may not be the most comfortable option if you have young children.
The bistro table
Bistro tables give every dining room, kitchen, or even balcony a romantic feel. You may create lovely décor with this French-inspired table that evokes a calming and pleasant atmosphere. If you're thinking of buying a bistro table, be aware that they are often smaller and can only comfortably accommodate two to four people.
The folding table
Folding tables are very convenient due to their space-saving feature. From tiny foldable wall tables ideal for a small kitchen or balcony to ones that can seat four or more people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Folding tables make it simple to move them around or store them away when not in use.
Accent tables are those small tables that you can basically place anywhere. There are coffee tables in front of your sofa, side tables next to your favourite armchair, and end or auxiliary tables in the hallway. You'll only have to use your creativity, especially when there are so many different options available on the market. Accent tables are available in every possible size, shape, material, and style. You will, therefore, find a perfect one for each room in your home.
We are all aware of how important bedside tables are. They serve the wonderful function of framing your bed, which completes the look of the bedroom décor. Additionally, bedside tables make your bedroom incredibly practical by having everything you need within easy reach. In this manner, you can always have a glass of water, a phone, a book, or anything else you need, close at hand.
Which is the best material for your table?
The natural beauty of a wooden table makes it one of the most popular choices for tables. Each variety of wood has a unique feel, colour, and charm, whether it be oak, acacia, pine, or more exotic varieties like rose, mango, or reclaimed wood. Due to its durability and sturdiness, a solid wooden table is a classic item that you'll be able to use for many years to come.
Tables made of MDF
MDF tables are not only a more affordable option, but they also fit in any home. MDF tables are incredibly popular as accent or kitchen tables because of their sturdiness, durability, and resistance to water. Furthermore, MDF tables are available in a wide range of sizes, hues, and finishes, including glossy and non-glossy options.
Tables that make a statement
Then there's fibreglass, metal, glass, or marble. These materials allow for creative designs that make one-of-a-kind accent tables. Make sure, though, that any choice you make matches your lifestyle. For instance, tables made of glass or metal with sharp corners are less safe if you have young children playing around.
How to choose the correct size for your table
Besides thinking about its shape and intended use, the right size for your table is influenced by how it will fit in with the rest of your furniture. Besides the number of people you want to accommodate at dinner, for example, you'll also have to think about the space you have when pushing your chair out. Always ensure that there is enough space for entrances and other furniture, such as pieces with drawers that open toward your table setting.
You require at least 75 cm of open space when determining the distance between your seats and the closest object, such as a piece of furniture, wall, door, or window. If your table is not in an open space and there is a door close by, allow 120 cm square. Too small dining tables look strange, so make sure you don’t leave more than 183 cm from the edge of the room, to balance the décor.
Coffee tables, on the other hand, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The length of your coffee table should be roughly two-thirds that of your sofa as a general guideline. You want the countertop to be approximately 5 cm shorter than the height of your seat cushions in terms of height. End tables should be 5 cm shorter or more than the arm of a sofa. For a more comfortable experience, we encourage you to opt for a shorter one rather than a taller one.
Please consider the size of your bed when selecting your bedside tables. In order for you to reach the tabletop from the bed, bedside tables should be placed around 5 cm from the edge of the bed frame. While the width varies from model to model, their typical height ranges from 61 to 71 cm. For a queen-size bed, a bedside table between 50 and 70 cm wide will work well, for example.
Top 5 table styling tips
Enjoy the beauty of your table leaving it uncovered. Whichever type of table we're talking about, being able to see the texture of its material is part of the experience, so uncover it.
Go green. Use potted plants or fresh flowers in beautiful vases. It will certainly have an impact on the design and your mood.
On your kitchen or dining table, use table runners. In addition to adding a homey touch to the table setting, they will also protect the table to some extent during meals.
Pick a nice tray to place your decorations on. Instead of scattering the decorations, this tray will bind the design together and give it a stylish look.
Keep it simple. Less is always more, and we can't say it enough. Don't overcrowd your table; keep in mind that it needs to be practical.