Trestle tables were very popular in the Middle Ages and they’re still popular even today, being mainly appreciated for the fact that they’re easy to assemble and to take apart, easy to transport and to store. They allowed multifunctional spaces to thrive as a room could serve as a dining area one moment and as a game room or dance floor the next. This type of flexibility made the trestle dining table the ideal occasional piece. The style is still popular today although in some cases the flexibility and ease of storage has nothing to do with it.
Trestle dining tables usually look good in traditional interior designs. You can see one here, in an open plan social space which integrates three different functions. The dining table appears to be the central piece, highlighted by two hanging pendant lamps. This is an interior planned by Mitch Wise Design.
Awad+koontz chose a trestle table for this cozy and stylish dining nook. The table is complemented by an L-shaped bench that has built-in storage and by a set of individual chairs.
It seems that trestle dining tables go well with benches, as demonstrated here by Deep River Partners. In this large dining room the focal point is the live-edge table which is framed by chairs on two sides and which has unique live-edge at either end.
Because trestle tables are usually more closely linked to rustic or traditional decors than to minimalist modern design, they look nice when complemented by classical chairs and candle chandeliers like this one featured in the dining room designed by BCV Architects.
A trestle table is usually large because otherwise the design wouldn’t really make sense. The table is solid but that doesn’t stop it from also being practical and easy to put together or to store. In fact, that’s what made this style so popular in the first place. Klondike Contracting designed this dining area with both looks and function in mind.
Other style can bring out the best in trestle tables too. For example, studio Oliver Burns designed this dining room using a combination of modern, rustic and industrial elements and the table brings it all together harmoniously.
Given how robust and solid a trestle table usually looks, it can be a nice idea to complement it with chairs that look lightweight, with see-through backrests or with slick and thin frames. Pay attention to the style as well. This dining room designed by Siamasko + Verbridge can serve as a source of inspiration.
This dining area designed by ZeroEnergy is wonderfully balanced. The trestle table is the piece of resistance. With slick and lightweight chairs on one side and a built-in white bench on the other, the decor is perfectly-balanced.
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