Eat Stylishly with Wood Dining Tables

Bringing the family together for a casual meal in the breakfast nook or a holiday celebration in a formal dining room starts by selecting fashionable wood dining tables. When it comes to dining room furniture, there's no more traditional material than wood. The large variety of wood species and finishes makes it easy to achieve everything from a sleek and elegant look to a rustic farmhouse style. With so many different styles of wood dining tables available at west elm, it is easy to find the ideal one for any dining space.

Selecting the Best Wood Dining Table for the Space

Narrowing down the large selection of dining table is easy when you know what to look for. Taking a few factors into consideration will make it easy to hone in on the perfect table for your decor.

  • Size: The two key considerations when it comes to size is the footprint of the room and the number of people the table needs to seat. Take careful measurements of the room first, keeping in mind the other furnishings that need to fit into the space, and use those measurements as a guide for selecting the table.
  • Features: Once you know what size of table you want, browse the entire collection available at west elm while looking for fun features. A live edge, distressed details and metal accents are just a few of the features that may make one table stand out against another.
  • Finish: Wood tables come in a variety of different finish options from which to choose. Select something deep and warm for a sophisticated look or gray and distressed for a more casual feeling.
  • Seating: Once you've selected the table, it is time to add enough seating for the whole family. Bench seating makes a versatile choice, especially for kids that can line up in multiple numbers. When you want to promote long dinners with good conversation, choose upholstered dining chairs designed for comfort.

Picking out the wood table is just the beginning of the dining room design. Mix-and-match additional furnishings to give the room a designer look. China cabinets, wood buffets and eye-catching wall art will help to round out the design. Make sure you can dine late into the evening by featuring a dramatic lighting fixture above the table. Finally, set the table fashionably with placemats, serving platters and dishes designed to elevate the meal.