Dining Room Tables
The central piece in any dining room is the table. It takes up a prominent space and sets the tone Dining Room TablesDining Room Tablesfor the entire room. Before you buy think not only about the style and size but also about what kind of mood and environment you want to create. Dining room tables are usually a pretty big purchase so you want to be sure to get the right one.
Dining Room Table Sizes: Round tables are conducive to conversation but you can’t fit as many people as you can at a rectangular table. Round tables usually have a diameter of 48″ (seats four), 54″ (seats six) and 60″ (seats eight). You can always squeeze more people in but seating a lot of people at a round table takes up more visual space than seating the same number at a rectangular table. A standard size for a rectangular table that seats eight people is about 36″ x 72″.
Dining Room Table Styles
Traditional Oval: Traditional oval dining room tables are classic and beautiful. Often made of mahogany or cherry they’re the kind of thing that gets handed down through families. Antique versions can usually be found at auctions and estate sales and new versions are sold in many furniture stores. They often come with removable leaves making them practical as the size can change depending on the number of people you need to seat.
Round Pedestal These types of tables are easy to sit at because there are no legs getting in the way – just a single pedestal in the middle. Traditional wood and marble versions date back hundreds of years but they’ve come a long way. There are now many modern (or mid-century) versions available on the market that have a more fluid look to them and suit more contemporary settings.
Rustic Modern : This style has become really popular over the last few years. The style is streamlined and modern (usually rectangular) but the material is rough-hewn. Worn woods are popular, as are rough natural materials such as slate. Another very popular look right now is the mix of wood and metal.