Dining table – how to choose the perfect one?

Dinning room with table and chairs

Dining rooms should be convivial, welcoming and comfortable. It is a place to converge, to dine, to entertain friends and for families to spend time together. Modern dining homes ideas and designs are functional and efficient as they are stylish and beautiful. Have a dining room that will personify you and your style.

Very important thing in your dining room is a dining table, and here are some tips how to choose the one that is perfect for your home.

Your dining table is many things; yes, it’s a place for dinners, family lunches and lazy breakfasts, but it is also a place to do homework, jigsaw puzzles, newspaper sprawling and amongst all this, it is a vital centrepiece for your home and key anchor for your interior style.

If your table is well crafted and strong, it should outlive you by a long while and can even be a half decent investment piece, so it should never be something you purchase on a whim. We give you the need to know pointers to help you find the perfect piece to sit at the heart of your dining space.

# SHAPE

The shape of your dining table will be greatly dictated by the room it is going to be placed in. Most spaces will suit a rectangular dining table as most dining spaces tend to be rectangular in shape and this combination provides soothing visual symmetry.

You are also more likely to have greater choice when it comes to choosing styles because rectangular dining tables are the most popular on the market and are favoured for their classic and highly functional aesthetic. They are also a great choice if entertaining is your thing as they can easily have a chair or two added to them to accommodate that once a year celebration and its large guest list!

Round or oval tables are often favourable because there is no “head” of the table and they offer a more informal and intimate approach to dining. These styles are also wonderful as they help provide a smooth flow of traffic through the space. Visually, round or oval tables tend to provide softer lines and come into their own in smaller rooms, especially those with a pedestal base as they take up less space and don’t break up the visual flow.

Square tables should generally be reserved for use in large open spaces as they tend to take up vast amounts of space. If you do consider a smaller square option, keep in mind you will never be able to push all chairs in at once and therefore you will need to allow extra room for them to sit slightly out from the table.

# Rectangular

A rectangular table is the most common shape because most dining rooms are rectangular. It’s also a great shape for seating more than four people. Rectangular tables are often more flexible since many come with leaves that extend the length.

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Rectangular shape table

# Square

A square table looks best in a square room. It’s also a great solution when you have a small guest list – a large table can be off-putting. You can always put two square tables together and make a rectangular table for special occasions.

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Square shape table

# Round

A round table works well in small rooms and smaller square shaped rooms. It creates a cozy and intimate setting, so it’s the best shape for a small group of people. A large round table, however, can make guests feel very far away from each other. For versatility, get one with a leaf that changes into an ovalshape that accommodates a larger group of people.

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Round shape table

We will stop here with shapes of tables and in next few days we will continue about different tables so you can better match them in your home.

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