Preparing and serving your family a delicious dinner is a great way to connect toward the end of a busy day. Choosing the perfect dining table is a cinch, as west elm has a large collection to choose from. There are rectangular tables made from reclaimed wood, round midcentury style tables and box frame tables that come with an expandable drop leaf to meet the growing needs of your family, or to accommodate a few extra guests. If you’re looking for the elegance a glass top table provides, we have that, too.
Once you have your dining table picked out, you can move on to browsing the selection of dining chairs. You may opt for a classic chair with a sloped seat, or an upholstered midcentury chair that provides comfort while you eat. Another decision you’ll need to make is whether you’d like your dining chairs to have arms, as there are models with and without arms. If you’re fortunate enough to have a breakfast nook or bar in your kitchen or dining room, then you’ll also want to look through our collection of counter and bar stools. Larger families may find the dining benches are more practical than individual chairs. There are traditional wooden benches, as well as tufted dining benches that have no backs. If you’d rather have the back support, then either the midcentury dining bench or a similar dining bench with comfortable backing is your best bet.
Now that you’re all set with the tables and chairs you need, it’s time to move on to serving and storage options. Our sideboards serve this dual purpose and will help you get the most of the space in your dining room. There are sideboards with drawers for storing cutlery and table linens, as well as storage pieces that feature cabinets instead of drawers. These are great for storing valuable china sets that you don’t want jostled around when you open a drawer. The last thing you’ll need to complete your dining and kitchen furniture needs is a bar cart that provides a little extra storage. The bar carts are set on wheels and have spaces for your wine and champagne bottles, as well as shelves for ice buckets and glassware. These can easily be tucked out of the way when you’re not entertaining. The other option is to get a stationary bar cabinet that remains in the dining room. Choose a low bar cabinet if you don’t have high ceilings and a tall bar cabinet if the room itself is small and you’d like the extra shelving units attached for additional storage.