Within every home, each room provides a unique experience for the people living inside of the home. Areas such as the living room offer the opportunity for engagement and entertainment. It is a place to unwind, yet still maintain a public presence. The bedroom can offer a similar experience, but goes a step further with the amount of privacy that the bedroom entails. The kitchen is the valued preparation room where all meals are prepared to nourish the family and lodgers within the home. This leads to the importance of the dining room as a symbolic room within the home and dining tables being one of the core aspects of the home. The family dining table has played an important role within the home throughout the ages and will continue to do so in the future. You should seek to enhance the aesthetics of your dining room as much as possible and value the significance of the dining table in your home.
“Who is at the head of the table?”
It’s a common saying at most dining tables. This is because the head of the table represented strength, power and the central point of unity within the home. The person who is at the head of the table maintains authority and leadership. In different cultures, it is common to see people’s positions at different dining tables show their signs of status, wealth and prosperity.
When it comes to buying a dining table, does size matter?
It depends on the culture and the value of the dining table to the people that will be using it. In Chinese cultures, it is common to see the size of the dining table correspond to the amount of people that it can feed. So for those people that value a sense of community when dining with groups of family, friends or working peers is important, then size will matter. This isn’t to generalize and say that bigger is definitely better. For some, a more intimate experience with family members may be what they are seeking. They value a central point to bond with their most loved ones in a simple, yet central setting.
The dining table is the heart of the home.
The dining table is significant in the home. In some homes, it is used solely for dining. In others, it is the multifunctional furniture of choice. Visit most homes and you will find that the table is used for dining, as an office, for storage and for décor. For families that have children, it can be the furniture of choice for learning and education. Socially, it can be the ‘catch-up area’ of choice for guests outside of dining times. As the heart serves as the core muscle of the body, the dining area serves as the core area of function for the home.
The dining table enhances the visual impact of the home.
If you really think about it, whenever you walk into somebody’s house and see their dining table, it will tell you a lot about the person and the home that you have come into. The various table designs may offer prestige or modern design, depending on the type of materials, size, design and finishing of the table. Out of all of the rooms in the home, the interior design of the dining room will have the highest impact on guests and homeowners.
The family dining table has always played an important role within the home, and it will continue to do so for the many future generations. People that are proud to show off their dining area radiate confidence and it brings good energy and social connectivity. It is the one symbolic area of the home that conveys power, status, strength, unity and community with the family and guests. It is the centre of unity for the family to come together and share their experiences as well as a bond in a casual environment where they can debrief about their life experiences.