An old farmhouse table provides a look of rugged country style. It could have chairs with soft cushions to create an inviting, lived-in feeling. This type of kitchen table can be wood or painted wood with a distressed finish. Farmhouse kitchen tables can be compatible with many different kitchen design themes such as french country, tuscan kitchen, or rustic. You might also want to mix and match with other chair styles and benches for a more informal look.
Shape Another important element of choosing the best kitchen table is the shape. Most kitchen tables are either round, square, or rectangular. Thinking about shape is an important part of finding the table that will fit the best. For example, the best shape for a kitchen table in a room with very few walls is a circular shape. This adds to the smoothness of the room and allows for flowing lines. However, a kitchen that has a small eat-in area that is like a square attached to the kitchen would look better with a square or rectangular table. Just think of how the walls around your eat-in kitchen are shaped and consider how different shapes of tables will fit in the space before purchasing one.
Mix & Match With both contemporary and rustic themed kitchens, you could consider being a bit bold and selecting kitchen table and chair sets that do not exactly match. This will add a bit of a whimsical fun touch to your kitchen. If you prefer having your chair sets match your table you could, instead, select chair pads in different styles and colors to bring a fresh look to your kitchen; one that you can change frequently with the seasons or as your mood suits you. Whatever your kitchen theme, be sure to select the right table that not only fits in with your current style but also suits your lifestyle. For example, a glass topped table is not necessarily the best choice for your family if your family spends a lot of time at it doing crafts, projects, or any other heavy-use activity.