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Whether entertaining guests or sitting down for Taco Tuesday, the dinner table is a vital fixture in any home, but it’s not enough to simply have one. After all, you don’t want to be left with a dining room table that is too big, making for cramped dinners, or one that is too small, forcing you to huddle around its miniscule surface (and likely bumping some elbows, too). To determine the right table for your dining room, notice its shape and plan accordingly, using the tips below.
The simple formula when furnishing your dining room is to match the shape of your table to the shape of the room. Of course, you will also want to also take into account the length of the table and how many people you are looking to accommodate. Rectangular dining room tables with extension leaf options are considered standard for households of four or more.
Oval tables are equally perfect for longer dining rooms, and also come with extension leaf options. The benefit of an oval table are the rounded corners, which are great for dining rooms that are a little on the narrow side, allowing for more movement around the table. Plus, they add an organically pleasing aesthetic by adding curves into an angular space.
For small families eating in small dining rooms, a square table is ideal. The more intimate dining set option allows for easier visibility and conversation during meal times, which brings families or couples closer together. Square dining sets are also great at counter or bar table height for things like game rooms and dens. Why not browse our selection of bars and bar tables in addition to our dining room table sets?
Legend has it that when King Arthur brought together his valiant knights, he sat them at a round table so that no one would feel diminished in rank. For centuries, round tables have been seen as great equalizers, allowing for ease of conversation and access to food. Round dining tables also best accommodate odd-numbered families, maintaining symmetry.
For full dining tables sets and separates, there is nowhere better to turn than Ivan Smith Furniture. Shop online or visit our dining furniture showroom in Athens, TX or any of our 43 other locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.