Some people say feeling comfortable at the kitchen, is the secret behind great meals, while I say having a stylish decorative kitchen table is the secret behind warm family and friend gatherings. Before starting to shop for a kitchen table, you have to decide three issues: the material it’s made of, style and color.
Put in mind that kitchen tables are exposed to more abuses compared to dinning ones, so a good quality is an important issue. If you want something durable you may choose between wooden or wrought iron kitchen tables. However, if you prefer light furniture, metal will be great. Plastic, leather and MDF are not very good choices for kitchens, as they damage in a short time.
Style: Going regular, choose among warm round tables or rectangular ones. For uniqueness, try kitchen tables with a Lazy Susan, hexagonal designs, or even inflatable furniture.
Color: You can either stick to the color of the kitchen cabinets, or choose a contrasting color there too. A black decorative kitchen table will give you a classy look.
Decorating your kitchen table: Here are some ideas for making some decorations to your kitchen table:
Give it a coat of paint, then put a wooden bowel full of colorful fruit, and a bright cheerful tablecloth along it.
For a formal romantic look, place a table runner down the center of the table with a traditional bouquet of red roses.
Renew the decoration each season. For example, place a pumpkin for fall, a snowman for winter, a pot of daffodils will be lovely for spring, while a bowl full of water and floating flowers will give a refreshing look for summer.
French bistro look
Impress your friends by having such a table at your home. All you need is a red and white checkered tablecloth, a napkin holder, place mats, and finally put a food menu.
Moreover, you can turn the kitchen table to a work of art through the art of decoupage:
A. Sand the tabletop to get a smooth feel.
B. Cut out your pictures.
C. Apply a layer of diluted glue to the front of each.
D. Then apply thicker glue to the backs of the pictures and press them into place. Afterwards, smooth out each of the pictures.
E. After the pictures dry completely, apply the lacquer.
F. Finally, spray with an even coat of clear acrylic.