Maida Vale ResidenceMidcentury Dining Room, London
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Seek out solid seatingAs most toddlers struggle to sit still, it’s a good idea to choose seating that cannot easily be tipped over. Consider using a bench along one wall to create a long, solid surface. Push any chairs right in against the table when not in use, too, to discourage climbing. When it comes to decorating the table, position any china or decorative pieces right in the centre. If you want to spread a cloth, make sure it doesn’t dangle over the edges: tuck corners up and under or try a runner instead.See more space-savvy benches
Nestle down in comfort Just as everyone’s wardrobe should feature a classic LBD or smart suit, so a well-built, wooden dining table is an investment piece that will last you years and years, and fit into any style of interior should you move. Here, the robust tabletop is offset by the soft, upholstered banquette and padded armchairs, making this a relaxing place to hang out.