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How To Choose The Perfect Dining Table For Your Home

How To Choose The Perfect Dining Table For Your Home
Update Time:2018-03-27

How To Choose The Perfect Dining Table For Your Home

Choosing the right dining table can be an overwhelming affair, especially if you do not know exactly what you’re looking for. The options are simply endless, and going into a store uninformed means depending on the judgment of the salesman. Most often, that strategy leads to bringing home a table that is a complete misfit. There was a time when picking up a new dining table was a pretty simple affair. You went ahead and brought home a table depending on the size of your dining room and also your own budget constraints. Picking matching chairs was not even an issue, as most of these tables came with a pre-existing set of chairs.

But those decades are well behind us, and the modern home is all about a wonderful amalgamation of several different styles, trends, textures and shapes. Add to this the popularity of the open floor plan and the conventional dining room seems like a thing of the past. Worry not though, as we here at Decoist will get you through your decor conundrum with this simple and effective dining table buying guide. Delve in to find out more…

The Classic Rectangular Look

One of the first decisions that you need to make is regarding the shape of the dining table that you wish to purchase. Believe it or not, this aspect is relatively simpler than choosing the style of the table! The rectangular dining table is obviously the most popular among the lot. It is universally loved, both for its form and functionality. View the rectangular table as an option that brings together the ‘best of both worlds’, as it offers the visual of clean and well-defined straight lines while serving your needs flawlessly. Whether it is a lovely evening dinner with the family or grand holiday celebrations, this table plays the ideal host!

Round Tables: Space-Saving Delights

If the rectangular dining table is the most popular option, the round and oval dining tables are the favorites in the small dining room category. It is not a coincidence that most compact dining spaces feature a beautiful circular dining table, preferably with pedestal legs. And if you are looking for an iconic classic in this department, we can even safely suggest that you consider taking home the fabulous and everlasting Saarinen Tulip Dining Table. Round tables also help create a more intimate setting, and in a world dominated by straight lines, the curves offer a welcome change.

It is best to opt for a round dining table only when you need to seat six or people or less. Larger round dining tables make both conversation and serving a touch inconvenient. But add a stunning pendant light above, along with two plush chairs, and these small, rounded wonders can fashion a warm and romantic setting that is simply magical.

The Perfect Square!

A square dining table is probably the least preferred option, and it is not very often that you see designers adding one to a lavish dining room. Just like the round version, here is another case of ‘small is beautiful’. Large square tables also make serving a hassle, so pick one of these only when you are hosting four to six people at most. However, some square tables can seat larger numbers, such as eight. Square tables look good in long, narrow rooms, as they offer a sense of proper proportion, or you can even couple them with a rug to create a space that appears like a ‘room within a room’.


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