Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dining Dilemma

My gorgeous friend Katie recently asked me for advice regarding what sort of dining table to use on a wooden floor.  She was concerned that a timber table would look too much against the grain of the floor.  It's always a tricky one to resolve but my favourite way is to use a table with a timber top and white painted legs (I suggested Katie even buy an untreated table and do the painting and staining herself to save cash).  Other solutions include putting a rug beneath the table to break up the wood on wood effect, use a table made from an entirely different material altogether or selecting a timber table that is a completely different colour to the floor to ensure there is contrast.


Dustjacket Attic said...

I found that interesting, as I am having wood floors throughout in my new house.

chair up said...

That second table has been a favourite of mine for yonks, love them all!

Tracey said...

Thank you for this post! I have this exact dilemma right now with choosing the right dining room table. I'm all about a gorgeous rustic barn-wood style table, but I have honey coloured oak hardwood in my home (original floors...wouldn't have been my choice!). Thanks for the great ideas on how to choose the right table.

I'll do a post about my table once I figure out what I'm looking for. My husband is going to make it! :)



Designsdbj said...

Great ideas. Totally agree with all of them. We have cream wrought iron and a glass top on our wooden floors- love it:)

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