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Tables 101: round, circle, square

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When it comes to dining room tables, these days there are a variety of shapes to choose from.

But which one makes the most sense for your home?

This guide can help determine which table shape — round, square or rectangle — is best suited for your dining space.

The rectangle is often the most popular dining room table shape. That’s because of its ability to seat a large number of people. The addition of a leaf can help extend the table length further to offer even more seating. Design experts said the narrow width of the rectangle, as well as the elongated oval shape, tend to work well in larger rooms and narrow spaces.

Have a square-shaped dining room? Experts recommend going with a square dining table as it can help maintain the room’s balance and proportion. While square tables are ideal for sitting two to four people, the addition of a leaf can help create more space when needed.

If your dining room runs small, consider a smaller round table. The shape, according to design experts, not only helps facilitate easy conversation but also, due to its lack of corners, makes it easy for guests to maneuver around the table. With a round-shaped table, you can maximize legroom by choosing one with a pedestal base. If you are worried about the amount of room that shape can offer, opt for a table that comes with additional leaves so it can expand to an oval for holidays and events.

When determining which table shape makes the most sense in your dining room, don’t forget to include chairs into the equation. There should be enough room between the table and walls so guests can slide their chairs out easily.

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