Tips and Advice on Selecting the Right Dining Table Shape
Choose the right dining table shape with this guide:
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
Not feasible when entertaining large group of people.
Looks odd in long rooms.
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.
Takes up space in square rooms.
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.
Difficult to store.
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.
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:
Dining Table - Introduction to choosing a great dining table, including points to consider before making your purchase.
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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