When it comes to mealtime, people are ditching formal settings and opting for comfort and ease.
With the holidays just around the corner, do you have plans to host your family and friends this year? Or, will you host a smaller dinner party and keep it more intimate?
Your answers, along with the size of your dining room, will determine what table shape you should choose.
From rectangular to square to oval, below are some tips to help you choose the perfect dining table for your space. Depending on the design you choose, you’ll be able to customize lighting, chairs, rugs underneath the table… and the options are endless!
Here are table design options to keep in mind when designing your dining room.
A rectangular table is the most traditional choice and works just as well in a modern setting as it does in traditional ones. We recommend that you position a rectangular table in a sunny or light-filled nook. Rectangular tables have other benefits, too — they can be squeezed into small spaces without dominating the room.
The finish on the Hartford 7 piece dining collection has blend of grey hues, reflecting today’s trend in home décor. This contemporary design uses light grey microfibre chair seats and a large wood panelled back, completing an overall stylish look.
Oval tables can bring a sense of occasion to any meal, whether you are dining with the family or want to impress your guests. Because there are no sharp corners with which to contend, an oval table also allows you to accommodate last-minute guests with ease. Just add another chair to the mix.
Expertly crafted using solid reclaimed pine, this dining collection provides relaxed sophistication for creative and comfortable entertaining. Available in Vintage Black and Barnwood, this group blends rustic and natural style to bring a unique and exceptional feel to your home. Tasteful distressing should be expected and enjoyed.
A square table is a contemporary choice that can make conversation easier, but they do take up more space both physically as well as visually, so do allow a little more space for these to be a perfect fit for your room. If the table comes with a leaf, it would serve as an optimal choice if you’re hosting a large numbers of guests.
Featuring a beautifully smooth and warm wood finish, contoured corners, and an easy access storage base, the Manchester dining collection is also extremely versatile. Able to stand at 30″ or 36″ with the use of included riser blocks, pair this table with the tufted chairs or stools for a complete, polished look.
Here are some additional points to keep in mind when redesigning your dining space:
Drop-leaf like it’s hot!
A drop-leaf table has a fixed section in the middle and a hinged section (the leaf) that can be folded down or dropped. This is perfect if you have a small space and want to be able to host more people. Make sure to use a tablecloth runner to hide the unsightly seam.
Some space required…
When eating, each person needs about 2 feet of space. Consider this when setting the table. Give people room to freely move their elbows around when needed.
Match me if you can
Live and let live and mix it up. Try an industrial table with modern chairs or a formal, wooden table with casual chairs in a fun upholstery. Get creative with all sorts of different chairs or even a bench!
What dining table are you going to go with?