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How to Choose the Best Dining Room Table for Your Home

Best Dining Room Table

Best dining room table are substantial pieces of furniture that stay around long after you have stopped using them. However, the problem is that your old dining table might not work in your new dining room when you move. Here are different table shapes that you should look into:

Rectangular

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This very traditional shape works just as well in modern living rooms. If your space lends itself to this type of shape, you should not be afraid to go for a narrower table. Even 28-inch wide tables have enough space in the middle to place dishes and bring your dining mates together.

The danger of having a wide rectangular table is that it may end up looking overly formal and cold rather than welcoming and warm. If you buy a long rectangular table, you can seat a large group of people. However, you need to be careful when choosing the length because eating dinner next to empty chairs is not desirable.

Placing your rectangular table next to banquette seating is a nice technique for saving space. If you can place the table in a light-filled nook, your dining area will be naturally inviting. You can squeeze a rectangular table into a tiny space without dominating the space.

Oval

Oval tables add occasion to your meals whether you want to impress guests or just eat with your family. If the table has pedestal table legs, they will solve the problem of banging into each other during mealtime. These types of legs can make any oval table traditional and decorative.

Because there are no sharp corners to deal with, oval tables allow you to accommodate last minute guests quite easily. You just need to add another dinner chair. In small spaces that double as walkways, the curved edges of an oval table help the energy flow because people are able to move freely in the absence of sharp corners.

When dealing with small spaces, simple stools can be tucked under tables to create more space. This will not only give you a larger area to move but also open more space visually.

Round

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If you want to encourage closeness and conversation amongst the dining mates, you should buy a round dining table. In this setup, dishes are easier to reach and people can hear each other more clearly. If you want to fit more than four people at your round table, ensure that the diameter is more than 60cm.

Tables made of wood and other visually solid materials tend to occupy a large amount of visual space. Instead of going for a smaller table size, consider getting a table with a glass top. It will make the room feel airy and open without compromising on table size and style.

Square

This contemporary choice makes conversation easier. However, it takes up a vast amount of space while allowing everyone at the table to see each other. The distance between the ends of the table means that you may not be able to hear each other correctly.

Moreover, a dish that needs to be passed around the table will take a while to reach its desired location. If your dining room is big enough, this table can be a dramatic addition. However, you need to consider a round centerpiece to balance the sharp angles of this table.

According to Teak Me Home, dining room sets San Francisco based business, “buying furniture for your home is more than just a financial decision. It’s also an emotional investment.”

Therefore, you have to pick the right table shape for your dining room. Once you do that, picking a chair will not be that hard; just choose any chairs that match and complement your table.

 

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