Fall is a time for family gatherings, hosting friends and neighbors, and enjoying all of the wonderful activities that come with the season. One important piece of furniture for fall is the dining table.

 

A good dining table can make or break a fall gathering. It's where everyone will gather to enjoy a meal and conversation. Whether it's discussing the upcoming football game or enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner, the right dining table can make your fall hosting a success.

 

What to Consider Before Buying a Dining Table?

 

Here are some things to consider when choosing the perfect dining table for fall:

 

Size:

 

You'll want a dining table that is large enough to accommodate all of your guests, but not so large that it feels empty. A good rule of thumb is to choose a table that seats six to eight people comfortably.

traditional wood dining table

This is a dining table we have at The Furniture Mall called the Flaybern dining table. This table can fit 6 people comfortably, but can also be extended to fit 8. It has a beautiful casual brown finish and an attractive double-stacked top.

 

Shape:

 

The shape of your dining table will also play a role in how comfortable your guests feel. A rectangular or oval-shaped table is ideal for fall gatherings. Round tables are great for smaller groups, while square tables work well in tight spaces.

best oval dining tables

This is an oval extending leg table, made of solid wood with a mango finish. It's in the smaller size but can still fit 6 people. The round shape makes this table more intimate for smaller gatherings.

 

Material:

 

There are many different materials to choose from when it comes to dining tables. Wood is a classic choice that will never go out of style. Glass or metal can also be used to create a modern look. You should consider, however, that a genuine wood or metal table will be more durable and last longer than a glass or plastic table.

glass top dining tables

This Argent Rectangular dining table has a 5/8" clear glass top, with a polished stainless steel metal base. Glass dining tables are not ideal for families in high-traffic households, with pets and children running around. If you live on your own, however, or with a partner and like to keep your home sophisticated and glamorous then a glass dining table is a fine option.

 

Style:

 

When choosing a dining table for fall, it is also important to consider the style of the table. A traditional table will be more formal, while a contemporary table will be more casual. There are also many different styles of tables available at The Furniture Mall, so it is important to choose one that fits your personal style.

mid-century modern dining tables

The Cotiere Rectangular dining table is inspired by the simplicity of mid-century modern design. This is the perfect dining table to showcase style as it is a unique twist on a vintage style with oversized drawer pulls that evoke contemporary architecture.

 

Budget:

 

Don't forget to factor in your budget when choosing a dining table. Dining tables can range in price from very expensive to very affordable. There are many different price points to choose from, so you'll want to find one that fits your needs and budget.

 

Preparing for the Fall Festivities

 

We offer financing at The Furniture Mall as well. It's important to us, that you receive your ideal piece of furniture instead of settling for something you don't necessarily want. Especially with dining tables, they'll ideally be a big part of your home for years to come.

 

Keep these things in mind and you'll be sure to find the perfect dining table for fall hosting. With the right table, your fall gatherings will be a success!

 

At The Furniture Mall we have a whole section of our store dedicated to dining. With tables of all shapes, sizes and styles, we guarantee you'll find one for the busy months ahead.