Tips for Choosing your Perfect Dining Set / Soul & Tables Blog

Tips for Choosing your Perfect Dining Set

When you consider the importance of a special place for the family to gather round for precious catch-ups and delicious meals, a house simply isn't a home without the right dining furniture set. But if you're wondering what defines the right dining set for your home, we're here to help!

Need for Space

If you're fond of hosting dinner parties, the Teak Double Extendable Dining Table makes it easy to accommodate additional guests without being too overwhelming for regular meals with just family.

Complete your dining set with the matching Teak Double Bench for a cozy fit for as many guests as possible. If you're planning for children, an extendable dining table and benches are also perfect for growing families.

Choose Versatility

For small families and apartments, you may opt for a non-extendable table that works as a home desk or a kitchen workstation. Our Oak Bok Dining Table is slim and available in different lengths from 140cm to 240cm. Its Scandinavian design will bring some style to your space without overwhelming it.

Kid-friendly Option

Speaking of children, if you’re concerned about them bumping into sharp edges, consider a circular dining table instead. A round dining table like the Oak Circle Dining Table, which is also ideal for facilitating conversations among smaller groups and sharing food from a platter.

If you're on the lookout for something with a darker palette, opt for the teak option. As an added bonus, the high oil content found in teak makes it incredibly easy to maintain. If your little ones tend to want the company of crayons during meal time, teak makes for very convenient clean-ups as its high oil content prevents stains from penetrating deep into the surface. Just use a little sandpaper, elbow grease, and you’ll be good to go!

All About That Base

Another consideration when it comes to choosing your pieces are your chairs – to go full wood or not, that is the question. If you prefer something completely fuss-free, the EX 1 Chair or Sofia Armchair come with a solid wood backrest, perfect to lean back on while you contemplate your meal before you. For moments when you yearn some soft comfort, simply add on a cushion or two and you're good to go!

If you want to bring some subtle contrast into your interior while minimising the maintenance, the Pat Chair or the Rose Chair in natural resin from Woven + are the way to go. Its flexible wicker promises hours of cushy relaxation and the different tones allows you to mix and match to your taste.

With these tips in your back pocket, have fun sourcing for your ideal dining set and transforming it into the go-to location for elegant dinner parties, peaceful tea breaks and everyday family meals!