Dining Room Table Shapes: Round, Oval and Rectangular
Round or Oval
Traditionally, dining room table are round. There are several advantages to using a round dining room table. Round table are flexible and usually allow room to add additional guests if needed. Depending on the style of décor, there are a number of styles and designs available if you would like a modern or contemporary round dining room table.
Oval dining room tables offer many of the same features of round dining room tables. However, oval dining room tables are a little longer and more versatile than round tables. These tables offer many of the features of round and rectangular tables. This style is also a bit modern and works well with homes decorated in a contemporary or modern style.
Rectangular dining room tables are also very popular among designers. These tables are usually used in medium to large sized dining room. Rectangular dining room tables can seat 8 to 10 guests depending on the size. There are smaller models that seat 6 guests. Some of these smaller designs include and extension piece that allows for additional seating.
Dining Room Table Materials: Wood, Glass and Acrylic
If dining room tables were described in one word, that word would be practical. Wooden dining room tables are very easy to clean, usually reasonable priced and very versatile in regard to décor. A wooden dining room table is very versatile. It basically serves as a blank canvas. These tables can be decorated in modern, traditional or country style décor.
While glass dining room tables are visually appealing, the maintenance and upkeep is not as favorable. When you have a glass dining room table, some of your concerns may be: keeping the glass clean and free of fingerprints, fear breaking the glass and difficulty moving the table. Yes, glass dining room tables are very modern and stylish, but they may not be practical dining options for all homes. For instance, if your dining room is used regularly by smaller children, this may not be the best option for your home.
Acrylic dining room tables offer many of the same physical features as glass tables. However, acrylic tables are not as “delicate” as glass tables. If decorating in a modern or contemporary style, an acrylic dining room table may work if the glass dining room table is out of the question. Acrylic tables can be quite pricey. If this is the style you want be prepared to spend more than you would on a wooden dining room table.
There are many options in the market for dining room tables. Before shopping for a dining room table, sit down and consider your needs and desires. Next, consider the pros and cons of selecting each style and material. Which style dining room table do you think is best for your needs?