The holidays are right around the corner, and while entertaining is going to look a little different this year, it’s still important that your dining space looks and feels the part. Right now during our Dining + Rug Event, you can enjoy special savings on all things dining – including our wide range of modern dining tables.
But with all the shapes and sizes to choose from… Which one is right for you and your space? Well, there’s more to it than just your preferred shape. The shape and size of your dining room is the ultimate factor to consider when shopping for a new dining table. Keep reading to find out which shape of dining table will compliment your space the best.
Rectangular Dining Tables
Probably one of the most common types of dining tables, rectangular tables fit just about any dining room, seeing as most are rectangular themselves. These types of tables are also great if you have a large family or entertain frequently, as you can typically fit more than four people at a rectangular table, especially if the table extends.
Ideally, a rectangular dining table should be between 36 inches to 42 inches wide. A more narrow table can also work if you have a narrow dining space, but keep in mind that any table smaller than 36 inches wide may become difficult to place table settings on either side, as well as room for food.
Here are some of our favorite rectangular dining tables:
Square Dining Tables
Square dining tables work best if you have a square dining room. They are also a good option if you have a smaller family or are limited on space. Square tables can come in the form of extendable tables, which provide the user with additional table space when the need arises – such as during the holiday season or during dinner parties.
A good benefit to having a square dining table is that you are provided with a more intimate setting. All guests are closer to one another and are facing each other, allowing for great conversation.
Round Dining Tables
Round dining tables also present a fantastic opportunity for smaller spaces, or if you prefer more standing room, can also work for larger square rooms due to the fact that the table has no corners. Like square tables, round ones allow for conversation, making them perfect for smaller dinner parties or intimate gatherings.
If you prefer a round table but tend to entertain often, consider purchasing a round table that extends, like the Giro Dining Table. This gives you the aesthetic you’re looking for, but also provides you with additional space when needed.
Here are some of our favorite round dining tables:
Oval Dining Tables
An oval dining table is very similar to a rectangular one in almost all aspects. Visually, it occupies less space than a traditional rectangular table, but that also means that it offers less of a surface area. Oval tables are a great option if you have a more narrow dining space or a smaller room that might need to fit additional people on occasion.
Here are our favorite oval dining tables:
No matter your dining space, we have a dining table for you! And right now until November 1, enjoy 10% off on all this dining plus free shipping on select items for our Dining + Rug Event! Click here to shop the sale and don’t hesitate to connect with one of our talented designers who are eager to assist you in creating your dream dining space just in time for the holiday season.