How To Choose Your Dream Dining Table



Often the centrepiece of the room, the role of the dining table has evolved with the times. A dining table is more than just a piece of furniture. It’s not just a place to eat. It’s a place to work, a place to study, and a place to come together with family and friends to just sit, relax and chat. Your daily home life will revolve around it and, ultimately, it will become the heart of your home. And a place for memories to be made.




Your dining table is without doubt the most important piece of furniture in your home. So whether it’s a rustic kitchen table for your growing family or a reclaimed wood refectory table for entertaining large gatherings, choosing the right one for you is important. Dining tables are an investment. An investment that will most likely stay with you for many years to come.


So what makes a good dining table? And more importantly, the right dining table for you?

Whether you choose a rustic kitchen table for relaxed family eating, or a large table for more formal dining, it’s important to invest in pieces that are solid, well-made and will stand the test of time. Choose a piece that has timeless style rather than giving into trends, and you’ll find a table that you’ll love for years to come.


Large handcrafted salvaged dining table | 225cm x 100cm


At Home Barn we love the warmth and welcoming appeal of a rustic handcrafted wooden table – easy to clean and maintain, they are perfect for the practicalities of everyday life whilst still maintaining a chic and welcoming aesthetic. Rustic wooden dining tables are hard-wearing and practical and provide longevity for your home. Shop with conscience and choose a reclaimed dining table constructed from salvaged wood and you’ll be looking after the environment too.


Modern Rustic Oak Dining Table - Full Length View Closeup


Weathered wood tables are perfect for family life, adding warmth and texture to a room. They offer a rustic finish that is sympathetic to day-to-day wear and tear, and are ultimately very easy to repair should the need arise!

Shape is a big consideration – and large rectangular dining tables are a very popular choice. Perfect for dinner parties and entertaining, refectory tables work well in most spaces, especially dedicated dining areas, and will become the focal point of your room. Generously proportioned with a comfortable classic shape, they will give your guests elbow room and space to relax.


Large handcrafted salvaged dining table | 265cm x 100cm - Jaqueline


And what about seating? Why not match your table with a rustic wooden bench and add some inviting sheepskins to create a wonderfully welcoming space. Or pull up a few painted wooden chairs for a more classic and traditional style for those inevitable extra guests!

A word of warning though….they may never want to leave!