When buying dining room table and chairs, it is important not to settle for the first offer you get and to bargain until the last minute. In most houses, dining room tables and chairs are the most important pieces of furniture and as such, choosing the right set is very important.

The dining table and chairs should be comfortable and practical. Comfort means you should buy a set that everybody in the house is comfortable with, meaning the legs should not be too long or too short. The chairs should be wide enough for people to sit on comfortably, but they should not be too wide that they 'eat up' all the space. The chairs should be the right height so that people can have enough room for their legs and to allow their legs to touch the ground. Practicability means the set should serve the purpose for which it was intended – note that the set could have more than one purpose, which is dining.

The set should fit in with all the other furniture in the dining room. It should also fit in with the décor in the room. Failure to make sure the set is right for the room means there will be no harmony in the room.

When choosing dining room table and chairs, you should consider the number of chairs that are needed. The choice should be based on the number of family members and how many guests you expect to accommodate in the table whenever you have visitors.

You should also consider the size of the room vis-à-vis how many chairs can be accommodated. Many people make the mistake of buying dining room furniture, only to realize later that it cannot fit in the dining room. The best way to make sure that the dining table and chairs is a perfect match for the dining room is to have a floor plan with which you can base all your online or offline inquiries.

When choosing the table and chairs, you should note that although cheap is expensive, expensive does not always mean better. For this reason, you should 'shop around' without tiring and you should always bargain.

You should seriously consider online stores over normal mortar and brick stores. This is because of the many advantages of online purchase such as convenience, cheap costs, privacy, a wide range of items from different parts of the world to choose from, etc.