Which shape is for you? We’re not trying to change your favorite dining set on table shape, but there’re some factors that you should consider when picking the right one. Those include your dining area’s shape and the number of people using your dining table. Some shapes are better for certain dining rooms. To let the table fit in, consider these tips when choosing your dining table shape.
Rectangular dining set
This is the most common dining table shape. The box-like dining table is the best option for any dining area. It can seat more than 4 members. Some designs can even easily expand seating up to 10 people for throwing a party or family gathering.
The ideal length for box dining table should be between 100cm and 180cm. Some smaller tables can fit in a limited space dining area. But less than 90cm rectangles can be uneasy for putting all food and dining stuff on. However, it’s still possible for you to choose narrow dining table like that, as long as you put the food on a nearby side table. Everyone will have to serve themselves before taking a seat.
Square dining table
The square table is a perfect solution for small family. It can be space saving yet can extend seating when needed. You can also mix and match square dining tables together to create a unique dining area.
The advantage of square dining tables is that they are suitable for couple. They are also very flexible. Group them with another square dining table and “Voilà!”, tables for party people.
Round dining set
For a warmer gathering, where everyone can talk face to face, round dining table is the best solution. This shape also fits with small areas or rooms.
However, round dining table cannot be too large. If you want to seat more guests by expanding the size, you will ruin the atmosphere. Everyone can see each other, but they will be far away, the conversations are hard to maintain and the gathering will become uncomfortable. Moreover, too large round table can be very space wasting. The solution is to choose a dining table with extension leaves. Let it be and expand it when needed.
Oval dining table
Similar to rectangular dining table, this shape is perfect for any dining areas. Yet the appearance makes oval table more space saving. The oval dining table is the right choice for small room or limited space area in need of seating for guests.