Tips and Advice on Selecting the Right Dining Table Shape

Choose the right dining table shape with this guide:

Square Dining Table

Square Dining Table

  • Great for casual and romantic dining since it seats two to four people snugly.

  • Space-saver in a small room.

  • Easily stored or put away in corners when not in use

  • Cons:
  • Not feasible when entertaining large group of people.

  • Looks odd in long rooms.

  • Rectangle Dining Table

    Rectangle Dining Table

  • Can seat many people and also function as a buffet table.

  • Shape gives a linear feel to the room.

  • Can be put against a wall when not in use.

  • Cons:
  • Takes up space in square rooms.

  • Round Dining Table

    Round Dining Table

  • Good for eye contact and talk: makes dining more intimate – Asians believe it promotes unity.

  • Great for awkward corners. The curves add a pleasant flow visually.

  • Cons:
  • Not space-efficient.

  • Difficult to store.

  • Oval Dining Table

    Oval Dining Table

  • Informal and space-efficient.

  • Seats small and big numbers equally comfortably.

  • Aesthetically pleasing lines and curves are elegant in a large and long room.

  • Cons:
  • Shape not suitable for small square dining rooms.

  • Needs a large dining space to look good. Does not fit into awkward corners.

  • Having decided on the dining table shape, go to these pages for more great advice on selecting the perfect dining table:

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    Dining Table Size - Information on sizing details to take note before buying.

    Dining Table Material - Tips on materials that'll affect the mood and style of the dining room.

    Dining Table Style - Make a statement and select the right style to add character and flair to your dining room.

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