Dining tables are an important space in the home where family gathers. From special occasions to daily meals, dining tables see it all. That's why your dining table needs to be sturdy and functional.
A new dining table can refresh your space and give your whole dining room a different look. From glass-top pedestals to counter-height tables with built-in storage, there's a dining table for every home at Raymour & Flanigan.
How to choose the right size dining table
To find the right size dining table, you'll first need to have an idea of the number of people you're seating. A good rule of thumb is to allow 24 inches of space for each place setting. If you like hosting, a table with a removable leaf will come in handy for when you have company joining you.
You also want to ensure that your dining table is the right size for your dining room. A dining table that's too big can be hard to get around, so try to leave a minimum of 36 inches of clearance from any obstructions such as walls, doors, and other furniture. If possible, 42 to 48 inches is ideal to make sure that everyone can get in and out of their chairs easily. More than 6 feet of space from the edge of the room will make your table look small, so try to avoid this.
How to choose the right shape dining table
Dining table shape is important to keep in mind when selecting your new table. The most common shape for dining tables is rectangular. Rectangular tables work in most rooms and can easily seat a large number or people. Oval dining tables have many of the same benefits as rectangular tables, but their curved edges give off a slightly different visual look.
A dining table that's square or round can work great for a smaller space. Both shapes help create an intimate and cozy vibe. Round tables also make a charming kitchen table in a breakfast nook. These shapes usually don't seat as many people as a rectangular table, so they're ideal for a couple or small family.
Add style to your dining room with your table
Show off your style with a dining room table that perfectly fits your personality. Wood is typically used for dining tables and it can work with many decor styles. Choose distressed wood to match industrial or farmhouse decor. Raymour & Flanigan also carries plenty of traditional wooden styles with curved legs and ornate details. For a modern dining room, look for a table made of metal or glass.
A beautiful, quality dining room table is the perfect canvas for the rest of your dining room decor. Add an interesting centerpiece or flowers to really draw attention to your dining table. And don't forget some gorgeous dining chairs
to complement your new table!