How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table Set for Your New Home

When you’re in the military, moving becomes a fact of life.  When you’re making a PCS move, you might not want the expense of moving your current dining room set, or you might find that it’s too large or small for you new home.

If you’re looking at buying or renting a new dining room set, you want to make sure it fits the space. A table that is too large can overpower the room, while one that is too small might not have enough room for guests. You also want it to suit the mood of the room so it looks like it belongs; a casual set in a formal dining room can look out of place, and vice versa.

When looking for the right dining room set, here are some things to keep in mind:

Size matters

Knowing the dimensions your dining room space provides the best starting point for getting a table that is perfect for your new home. Measure your room and look for a table that allows about three feet of clearance between the back of the chairs and the wall.

If you fall in love with a table that seems too small, consider getting a matching sideboard or buffet that will help fill the room and also provide functional storage.

Think about shapes

Some shapes work better than others in a particular room. Round tables are perfect for small spaces, since they have smaller footprints than square or rectangular tables. Rectangular tables are great for long, narrow spaces or, if you want something more space-efficient in a long room, consider an oval table. Square tables are good for square rooms and have a more intimate feeling than rectangular tables.

Look for the right material

Today you have more choices in finishes and materials. Glass, wood, metal, stone and laminates all have their place, it just depends on what fits best with your taste. Glass is always an elegant option, and it’s good for lightening up dark spaces. Tables made from stone like granite and marble are easy to clean, while wood is versatile, warm and comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

As you look for new ways to decorate your dining room, CORT Furniture Rental provides luxury furniture rental with the military family in mind. Find out how our military furniture rental program can help you find exactly the right dining room set for your new home.

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