How do I choose a dining room table for my house?
- Always go bigger than you think is necessary.
- Leave three feet of clearance space.
- Choose a round table if you're short on space.
- Get a glass table if you have a dark apartment.
- Don't be afraid of metallics.
Also asked, what shape table is best for a small space?
An oval table is very similar to a rectangular shape table, but visually it uses up less space because of the rounded corners. Therefore, oval tables are a great fit for a narrow or smaller size room. Many oval tables also come with leaves to extend their capacity.
Also, should I get a round or rectangle dining table? In most cases the answer is yes because a round table offers the same usable table space with less of a footprint compared to rectangular tables of equal size. Take away the annoying corners and the fact that people are not sitting shoulder to shoulder and you have in a round table a better fit for the available space.
Then, what dining table should I get?
A rectangular dining table is also a good shape to seat more than four people, especially if it comes with an extra leaf for extending the length, should you need to seat additional guests. Ideally, a rectangular table should be between 36 inches to 42 inches wide.
Do round or rectangular tables take up more space?
A round table is perfect for when you want to encourage conversation around the dining table. The same is true for square tables; however, square tables take up more space than round ones. And for the same number of diners, it's better to opt for a rectangular one, as it offers more seating areas.