Designing the perfect dining room with Acumen Collection's customisable tables

Your dining room is more than just a place to enjoy meals; it's a space for gathering, sharing stories, and creating lasting memories. At Acumen Collection, we understand the importance of designing a dining room that reflects your unique style and improves your dining experience. With our design-your-own dining table collection, you have the opportunity to create the perfect centrepiece that brings warmth, character, and functionality to your dining area. Here's our top tips on how to design the ideal dining room tailored to your style and needs.

Step 1: Define your style

Every dining room has its own personality, and it starts with your personal style. Take a moment to envision the atmosphere you want to create. Are you drawn to rustic charm, industrial aesthetics, or a fusion of both? Acumen Collection offers a range of table tops, including reclaimed rustic weathered, old barn reclaimed elm, and live edge rustic options, allowing you to select the perfect material that aligns with your desired style.

Minimalist elegance
For those who appreciate clean lines and a sense of simplicity, a minimalist design for your dining room can create a serene and sophisticated atmosphere. Opt for a sleek and streamlined tabletop, paired with minimalist leg designs like the square or trapezium legs. Choose a neutral colour palette, focusing on whites, greys, and muted tones. Keep the accessories and decor minimal, allowing the beauty of the table itself to shine.

Rustic Charm
If you love the warmth and authenticity of rustic aesthetics, you can easily infuse it into your dining room design. Select a rustic-inspired tabletop, such as the live edge rustic, old barn or reclaimed elm options. Embrace natural materials and earthy tones, incorporating elements like woven placemats, wooden serving bowls, and rustic-inspired lighting fixtures to complete the look. The combination of the rustic table and complementary decor will create a cosy and inviting ambience.

For those who enjoy bold patterns, vibrant colours, and an abundance of decorative elements, a maximalist design can bring an eccentric charm to your dining room. Incorporate vibrant upholstery on dining chairs or stools, and adorn the table with colourful table linens, vibrant dinnerware, and eye-catching centrepieces. Let your creativity run wild, combining various textures, patterns, and accessories to create a visually exciting dining room.

Step 2: Consider the table size and shape

The size and shape of your dining table are crucial factors to ensure comfort and functionality. Measure your dining area to determine the ideal dimensions. We provide a variety of standard table sizes, enabling you to find the perfect fit for both intimate gatherings and larger gatherings with family and friends. Whether you prefer a rectangular or square design, our customisation options have you covered. 

Plus, with our made-to-measure tables, you can ensure the perfect fit for your space.

Step 3: Choose your table leg design

The legs of your dining table play a significant role in its overall aesthetic appeal. Acumen Collection offers a selection of industrial leg designs, including square, trapezium, A-frame, X-frame, V-frame, and industrial box section legs. Consider the style of your dining room and how the different leg designs complement your chosen table top. This will allow you to create a cohesive look that brings your vision to life.

To achieve a unified look in your dining room, why not opt for matching benches. Our design-your-own table legs are also available in bench size, making it easier for you to create a cohesive design.

Step 4: Personalise with finishes and details

The finishing touches make all the difference in designing a dining room that truly represents your style. Acumen Collection offers a range of finishes to match your existing furniture or create a unique contrast. Pay attention to the details, such as edge profiles and stain finishes of both the table top and legs.

Our table tops come in six finishes, with a sample match service available to ensure the perfect colour compliment for your home and our tables legs can be finished in two professional colour choices. 

Step 5: Complete the look

To complete the look of your dining room, consider incorporating complementary accessories that enhance the overall ambience.

Wine Racks
Create a dedicated bar area within your dining room by adding our industrial ‘Winemate’ wine racks. Display your favourite wine bottles with style, transforming your dining space into a sophisticated and convenient place for wine enthusiasts and fine dining.

Dining Chairs or Stools
Pair your custom-designed dining table with our carefully curated selection of dining chairs or stools. Choose from a range of styles, materials, and finishes to find the perfect seating option that combines comfort and aesthetics.

Decorative centrepieces
Add a touch of elegance to your dining table with decorative centrepieces. Consider fresh flowers, stylish candle holders, or unique sculptures that reflect your personal taste and enhance the visual appeal of your dining room.

Step 6: Enjoy the experience

Once your custom-designed dining room comes together, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience. Whether you're hosting a formal dinner party or enjoying a casual meal with loved ones, your Acumen Collection dining table serves as the centrepiece, creating an inviting atmosphere and setting the stage for memorable moments.

Designing your dining room with Acumen Collection's customisable tables allows you to bring your vision to life. Our commitment to sustainability, craftsmanship, and attention to detail ensures that you receive a high-quality, one-of-a-kind piece that reflects your style and values.

Embark on your design journey today and create the perfect dining room that reflects your unique style. 

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