So-called “experts” have long proclaimed the death of the dining table. They’ve claimed that our busy lifestyles mean that we no longer eat a proper meal with the family and instead, we tuck into a TV dinner on the couch. Others have said that the popularity of the ‘diner-kitchen’ means that there’s little room for the family table. So why then do we seem to keep buying them?
As much as people may say that dining room tables no longer have their place in the modern home, families still appear to disagree. Even if you don’t always sit around the table for the family meal, other than perhaps for the Sunday roast, it’s still a big part of the home. Your kids may do their homework on it, you may have made some last minute changes to that important presentation or you may simply have wrapped your Christmas presents recently on your dining room table.
And here at Very.co.uk, we’ve just taken delivery of some fantastically stylish dining room sets which will surely have you wanting to hold your very own ‘Come Dine With Me’ party! Take, for example, this Stockton Table + 8 Rimini Chairs, which perfectly combines modern elegance with a very traditional English touch. The black leather chairs offer the contemporary style but the real treat is in the solid oak top, which has a contrasting style running throughout to really give it that traditional English oak feel. This versatile table is ideal if you are entertaining guests with two leaf extensions, making it extremely comfortable for eight diners.
Another great example of tradition and style comes in the form of the Thor range, which is available in either a dark solid arcadia wood or as a lighter oak finish. The solid wood tables feature prominent, sturdy legs at the four corners to provide a stylish yet functional appearance, whilst the chairs that come with the table look somewhat more ornate. The sweeping high back, along with the strip of padding running down the centre of the chair back, really does contrast well with the strong an sturdy appearance of the dining table.
For a touch of class, consider the Appleby Table + 6 Sienna Suede Chairs, which add the elegance of suede to your dining set! The chairs in this set come ready-assembled with Bi-cast leather upholstery and a suede back panel, adding a completely different texture to your furniture. The fixed top table is easy to assemble and suits the style of the chairs perfectly.
So now you can host the perfect ‘Come Dine With Me’ party! x