A 6-seater dining table is one of the most versatile pieces of reclaimed wood furniture you could own. The perfect size, it is neither too big to impose on a room and yet, it is just right for when you have guests around to dine. Ideal as a family dining table too, a six-seater dining table in a rustic style is a must-have for any dining room or kitchen/diner.
The rustic style – white paint, natural materials, heavy set
The rustic style has a slightly different tone to its close cousin, the farmhouse style. There is a heft to the overall look and yet it is done so without being heavy or imposing.
The expanse of a 6-seater dining table with white painted legs ticks all the rustic style element boxes. With softened edges, it doesn’t overtake the room, and the white painted legs of this trestle style table prevent them being too overpowering. For everyday dining, leave the top bare, with a jug of flowers in its centre but for formal dining, dress with a plain coloured tablecloth (stick with classic white) and add the gentle flicker of candles alongside the cutlery and other accoutrements.
An extendable appeal
An extending table solves all kinds of problems. Versatile and practical, the extendable rustic dining table seats four with plenty of room but when you have guests, simply extend it for more space.
Choose a rustic dining room table that has a slightly more refined and worked edge to it and you’ll have a classic, elegant finish that sits well within the rustic style. With the painted legs and bare wood tabletop, it will also transform with the addition of a few well-chosen items – the luxury of a heavy, white damask tablecloth, polished silver (or even brass) cutlery, candles in lanterns or glass storm jars… the possibilities are endless.
TOP TIP – don’t forget the backdrop of the dining room either. Neutral warm shades and dashes of a metallic finish such as the frame of a mirror all contribute to making a rustic dining room charming.
The true beauty of reclaimed wood furniture
If there is a style that truly welcomes repurposed and reclaimed wood, it is the rustic style. That doesn’t mean that nothing matches, certainly not with the modern twist on the traditional rustic style. There are refinement and elegance in the heavy-set, chunky legs and thick top of the Beam reclaimed wood dining table. In fact, it is this ‘chunkiness’ that makes it so very popular.
For an added touch of luxury, opt for upholstered or leather dining chairs – high-backed dining chairs are the perfect match for this table – and keep the accessories of the dressed formal dining table just as obvious and substantial. Equally at home as a kitchen table and chairs set or in the formal dining room, the rustic dining table is a beautiful centrepiece.
Same style, different shading
The rustic style embraces wood of all shades and types. A reclaimed wood dining table is a thing of beauty but it is also practical. A great place for homework to be done, family matters to be discussed and guests entertained.
An extendable dining table is perfect, we know, in the dining room and kitchen but if you want a ‘certain something else’ – the same chunkiness but with a lighter touch – then the Farringdon reclaimed wood dining table is the choice. As well as the classic dining bench, the upholstered dining chair would look stunning and chic along its edge. For a truly rustic appeal, stick to natural colours – dark brown or tan – or, if you want to inject a hint of the unexpected, a richly coloured velvet dining chair would do the trick!