When searching for new dining room furniture, the obvious factors to consider are the size of your family and the size of your dining room. For smaller families, a table with extenders or a leaf is an ideal decision because of the flexibility it gives you. A four-seater is nothing more than trouble if it’s your go-to host Thanksgiving, but having a huge eight or ten person table occupy room when you have just three or four close relatives also makes no sense. Leafs and extensions can be easily stored away for use when required, some even store within the table itself.
The following interesting point is the thing that style you’re going for and what finish, or color is best for your dining room. There are tons of new dining room sets with a traditional look if that is your taste. There’s no compelling reason to scour old fashioned shops and spend a small fortune on a dining room set that won’t last. New furniture is constructed better and stronger than most more established pieces and will hold up better under everyday use (and abuse). The finish is also an important factor to consider. A light, the pale tone can open up smaller dining rooms, while a rich dull finish is extraordinary for a more formal look.