Whether you’ve got a separate dining room, or you’re carving out some transitional space at your house, finding the right dining table to bring the space together is key.

The dining table is very often the focal point of your gatherings with your family and friends, so not only do you want to make sure it’s a comfortable fit for space, you’ll want it to fit your aesthetic and enhance the design of your home.

There are a lot of shapes to choose from, but it is often dictated by the shape and size of the room, so first, you should carefully Assess the Space, and measure the room before deciding on your furniture, and take into account any windows or doors that cut into your space.

Rectangular Dining Tables

Definitely the most common shape (because most dining rooms are rectangular), rectangular dining tables are great because they can seat a large number of guests for large-scale entertaining.

Their linear shape also works well in a long, narrow room, as it leaves more room for traffic flow.

Ideally, the length of the rectangular tables should be 220 cm to 260 cm across to ensure enough room for place settings on both sides of the table. Keep in mind that this shape table, especially once you factor in the chairs, can be too big for tight spaces.

Square Dining Tables

Got a square-shaped dining room? Then you need a square-shaped table. Why? Because they just look right together. Beyond that, a square dining table makes for a more intimate dining experience because everyone is an equal distance apart.

This shape dining table works great if you’re only seating a group of eight or fewer people, as the bigger a square table is, the harder it will be to reach for food.

Round Dining Tables

The round dining tables, like the square one, are great for small spaces. They fit in tight spots and have no sharp corners to bump into. You can usually fit more people around one because it has no corners.

Like the square table, large round tables can make it difficult to reach for food.

          

Oval Dining Tables

Oval dining tables excel at creating unique visual interest. While they have similarities to rectangular dining tables in many aspects, their rounded corners create the illusion that they occupy less space.

The curves also help to counter angular lines on other design elements within the room. Like a round table, oval tables create intimacy and flexibility.

Like the round table, oval tables can be great for parties and conversation because there’s no head of the table, but you can lose a little space for serving pieces once you have all your place settings at them.

Just like sitting at a dining table, shopping for a dining table is an intimate experience. Think about some of your best dining experiences and see if that taps into something you want to see in your own dining space.

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