BUYERS GUIDE: Dining Table Set

We’ve Compiled top tips to help make shopping for your next dining table set a breeze.

Available Space

One of the most important factors that will influence your decision on what dining set to get is the available space and layout of your dining room. There needs to be enough space around the table so that you can conveniently pull out the dining chair and people can easily pass behind someone who is seated. As a general rule of thumb, there should be between 90 to 120cm clearance from the edge of the table to the wall or any other piece of furniture.

On the other hand, it is also important that the dining table is not too small for the room or else it may look awkward. A space of up to 180cm from the wall to the table should be about right.

Consider the number of users

Our recommended lengths per number of persons are as follows:

  Number of Dining Chairs (Seats) 
2 4 6 8
Length 

(Rectangular / Oval Dining Tables)

80-90cm 90-120cm 150-180cm 180-220cm
Diameter

(Round Dining Tables)

70–90cm 90–120cm 130-150cm 150-170cm

This gives everyone enough elbow room to eat comfortably as well as get in and out of their seats without disturbing their neighbor. There are also extendable table options that give you the flexibility to seat more people on special occasions.

Complementary Pieces

Don’t forget to consider complementary pieces that can offer additional seating, storage or serving space to your dining room. Sideboards are a great place outside of your kitchen to store extra dinnerware, serving ware or table linens for special occasions. It is also the perfect platform to set up a beautiful buffet spread.

If your dining space has a bar counter near-by, consider adding barstools for optional seating as well.

Hanging a Light?

The right lighting fixture can add that extra bit of personality to your dining space. Hanging lights should usually be around 75 to 90 cm from the top of the table for maximum effect without being a hassle.

 

 

Rachel Dining Table

 

 

 

Kado Dining Set

Bridget Dining Set

Nessa Dining Set

   Tyra Dining  set With Neutral and natural colors.

BLIMS is one of the leading furniture stores in the Philippines, with over 18 locations around Metro Manila and select cities nationwide. Visit a BLIMS Fine Furniture showroom today and find the perfect furniture pieces for your home.

 

 

Habits That Harm Our Dining Table

What makes a dining room perfect? It may be the food served, or the picturesque portrait on the wall, but surely a great dining table is the one that makes a dining room perfect.

But sometimes, we have habits that little by little destroy this centerpiece. Here’s our list:

1. Direct heat on the table

A hot casserole or plate can destroy the fine surface of a wooden dining table. Use a natural cork trivet or thick cotton cloth to protect the surface of the table.

2. Passing the use of placemats or tablecloth

Most of us often forget to use placemats or tablecloths. For huge meals such as a reunion dinner, the use of a tablecloth is recommended. If it’s just a casual dinner or a simple family dinner, placemats will do.

Tip: Use a fabric or cotton placemat because a plastic placemat can trap water or moisture from spills.

3. Leaving spills and letting it dry

Small water spills from a glass of water or from a flower vase are frequently ignored and left until they dry on table surfaces. It leaves water rings on our table tops which leaves an annoying stain. To avoid these, use trivets or other pads.

Tip: Gently rub with a soft cotton cloth with an oil-based product to remove those water rings.

4. Using a knife to remove dried wax spills

Use of a knife might scratch the surface and edges of the table. Instead of a knife, PVC cards are better to use in removing dried wax spills on your table tops. 

5. Applying polishes

Chemicals from commercial polishes may react to the material of the table. The best way to clean the table is using a slightly damped cotton cloth to clean every time after meals and immediately buff it with a dry absorbent cloth. 

Tip: Use wash cloths to dry the table immediately because it has high capillarity.

Here are some dining tables perfect for your family.

 

 

BRIDGET. An 8-seater dining set in walnut veneer with sleek bentwood wrap around dining chairs.

PAVEL. Coffee table set with small round center table and 2 Windsor Chairs.

GRETTA. Rectangle table for 6, completed with upholstered bentwood chairs

SCANDI. Wooden table with butterfly extension and fabric upholstered chair seats

SMOKE. Black glass topped table with high back chair cushioned with fabric seat

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