Once used to communicate wealth, a dining table is the centrepiece of a home; it is not only the gathering place of family members over important holidays, but it is a piece of furniture that will be integral to your best familial memories. In this way, it is important that your dining room table is not only functional but also comfortable and fits into the decor of your home. If you are looking to create a less traditional dining room, here are some unique dining table ideas that still retain an element of timelessness.
- Choose A Handcrafted Dining Table
There is nothing more unique than a handcrafted dining table, particularly one that has been crafted locally. If you have a carpenter in the family, consider asking him or her to craft you a dining room table. You can have it custom made exactly to your family needs!
- Refinish An Older Piece
Perhaps you have your great grandparent’s dining table still in the family but it is in disrepair. To keep the family history alive, consider repairing the table and refinishing it. This will also give you a unique dining table option while also serving as a great conversation starter, allowing you to discuss all of the family members that have shared and celebrated holidays in the past.
- Visit An Antique Store
For another unique dining table idea, another option is to visit an antique store and find a dining table that is in good condition. You won’t even have to change a thing but people will immediately recognize the history and uniqueness in the piece.
- Choose An Asian-Inspired, Low-Seated Dining Table
In South Korea, Japan and in other parts of Asia, people often sit on the ground while eating. You could make yourself more culturally relevant (and certainly very unique) by choosing a low-seated dining table, allowing your guests to sit on the ground over dinner. Of course, it is wise to provide pillows for your guests to also sit on.
- Mix And Match Chairs
Another way to create a more unique dining table is to mix and match your choice of chairs. This will not only ensure that your dining table is as unique as possible, but can also bring a lot of character and colour into your space for a more eclectic dining room overall.
- Consider Using An Outdoor Dining Table
Don’t be afraid to use an outdoor dining table in an indoor space; although the table will have been created with that intent in mind, many people do not think of bringing an outdoor dining table indoors, meaning you will be very original in doing so! You can also add a custom glass top to make it appropriate for indoor use.
If you are looking for more ideas on how to create a unique dining room, consider contacting an interior designer. BedfordBrooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelaine. Contact us today for more info.