During these uncertain times my family has a new ‘normal’. I have always worked from home but it now brings additional challenges in the shape of my two small children who I am now home schooling, like many other parents across the country. We are adapting as best we can as a family and taking each day as it comes.

When Oak Furnitureland approached me about sharing a typical day in the life of our dining table, I couldn’t wait to share just how multifunctional our dining table now is. It is truly the hub of our home and the focal point throughout the day.

I have the St Ives extending dining table together with the Curve Back chairs in truffle. I chose this table firstly for the aesthetics, I love the tactile natural oak and the contemporary light grey painted legs and thought this would compliment my home perfectly. The stand out feature is that it extends when needed to comfortably seat eight, making it ideal for larger family gatherings. The chairs are extremely stylish and comfortable.

Easter grey painted dining table

I have a home Instagram account Mrs_Roobottom_Home and my followers know that I like to dress my dining room to compliment the season. I have recently changed over to my Easter décor to bring some fresh spring colours into the home. I find that the dining table is the perfect area to dress with fresh flowers and beautiful linens.

During this period, in addition to the normal meals we enjoy, I have found that I am also using my dining table for many more uses;

Home schooling

Home schooling on grey dining table

Home schooling my eldest and colouring / craft work with my youngest. The dining table gives us enough space to comfortably spread out.

Working from home

Working from home on grey dining table

Date nights

Date night on grey dining table

I am able to set the room up for a romantic meal and the beautiful table gives it a sense of occasion.

Celebrating birthdays

Birthday celebrations on grey dining table

We have recently celebrated my youngest’s birthday and the dining table was the focal point for his party at home. He was so excited to come into the room and see the table with all its decorations.

The thing I love most about the dining table is that it is where all our family events at home take place, it is for brunches, lunches and dinners and where precious memories are made.

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