3 Best Dining Tables for Busy Homes


At a time when we are all spending more time in our homes, and around the dining room table, their purpose in our every day lives has changed somewhat. We have grown more reliant on them. They have become homework stations and home office desks. A place to take a seat with a mid-morning coffee while you enjoy a well-earned break, together with their usual requirement for family mealtimes too.

It’s no secret that we’re asking a lot from our dining tables at this time then, as they become the true hub of the home for many of us.

A place to gather more than ever before.

With this in mind, we thought we’d share three of our favourite dining room tables for busy homes. Dining tables that are so beautifully timeless, they’ll continue to stand proudly in your homes for many, many years.

And certainly beyond these unprecedented times we’re finding ourselves in.

– The Timeless Farmhouse Table –

Truly classic in design and feel, our Sussex Painted Extending Dining Table is the perfect choice for busy households. Painted a timeless warm cream, it sits comfortably at 180cm day-to-day, or can be extended up to 260cm when the occasion calls for it. Ideal for the time when friends and family can be invited over once more for a well-deserved dinner party!

Pair with our Sussex Painted Dining Chairs, or mix and match with a few of our upholstered dining chairs if you’re spending long hours at your table and after a softer seat at this time!

– The Beautifully Compact Table –

Stylish and conveniently compact, our Chester Grey Square Dining Table makes an ideal choice for smaller kitchens and dining rooms. Happy to be placed in a nook or corner for every day mealtimes or home schooling duties, it can be pulled out and opened to 155cm to provide you with a little extra space when needed – ideal if there’s more than one of you working from home.

One of our most-loved ranges, Chester Grey is the perfect seasonal shade for refreshing your dining space for spring too.

– The Trusted & Traditional Table –

Our beautiful Camille Oak range remains one of our most timeless collections. With an elegant, French-inspired feel, it is a collection that’ll be at home in your home for years to come. Able to seat six comfortably all-year-round, it is the hand-applied limewash finish of the Camille range that gives it such a beautiful and authentic timeworn appearance. Almost as if it’s always had a place in your home.

Its ample size means you can also easily designate space for home work duties one end and a temporary office space the other.

– Seating –

Our Camille Rattan Back Dining Chairs, seen here in Emma’s beautiful cottage, make the perfect addition to our Camille Dining Table or an existing and wonderfully weathered farmhouse table you already have. The cushioned seat makes them comfortable for long days working from home, while the rattan back offers additional comfort and support.

Spending more time at home, and particularly at our dining tables, means we often find ourselves getting up and down more too. Perhaps to make another cup of coffee, to answer the door to the postman or stretch our legs, so a dining bench can be more practical – and even fit a few more people on it too!

For even more comfort, our padded seat cushions are the perfect accompaniment to our painted kitchen chairs. 


If, like us, you can’t wait to invite friends and family round for a good knees up once this is all over, we’re giving you the chance to win a beautiful new dining set for the occasion!

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