Selecting a dining table seems like an easy task at the beginning. But after considering all the different aspects, you realize that it might not be that simple! One of the most important things you should consider when buying a dining table is its shape. First think of the dining room or dining area of your house. And then consider the number of people who will be using this dining table. Now let’s see what shape is the best for your interior design.
Rectangular Dining Tables:
These are the most common ones, because most dining areas are rectangular too. A rectangle is also a good shape for seating more than four persons. A rectangular dining table is great for crowded families and guests especially if there is an extending leaf for adding length.
Some rectangle tables are narrow, and they might look good for a narrow room, but check if you can really put settings on both sides, plus food in the middle. If it is too narrow to place food in the middle, consider buying a sideboard so that guests can help themselves before dinner.
Square Dining Tables:
Square tables fit nicely in square shaped rooms. They are good for small groups of people. If the square table has an expansion leaf, it is better for serving some extra guests. The advantage of a square dining table is that it provides intimacy for a small number of people. It provides warmth between people.
You can also consider buying two square tables that stand seperately, but that can be grouped together in order to create a large seating place for special occations.
Round Dining Tables:
Depending on your interior design ideas, you can also use a round dining table for your square dining room. Round tables are also good for small gatherings and intimacy.
Large round tables can be problematic. You will be far away from others, and you might have to shout across the table to get someone to hear you. If you want a large table AND a round table, consider buying a round dining tablet hat has an extension leaf.
Oval Dining Tables:
Oval dining tables are quite similar to rectangle dining tables. Visually, they seem to occupy less space that a rectangular table because of their round shaped corners. You should use an oval dining table when you hav a smaller room and you need space for more people.