We’re here to give you some tips and ideas on your seating arrangements, the seating capacity to fit your table, table decorations, and go over some table shapes and styles if you're on the hunt for a new modern dining room furniture.
There are four main shapes for dining room tables - rectangular, circular, oval, and square. In most cases, the shape of your table may be dictated by the shape of the room and where the lighting is located.
What shape of table suits your space? Pay attention to the lines and design of your home to determine the best suited table.
Once you have decided on the shape of your dining table, determine the size you need. How many do you seat on a regular basis and on special occasions?
If you are not regularly entertaining, but would like the option to expand your dining table, a table with 1-2 leaves would be a great option. We have many dining tables with self-storing leaves to make setting the table even easier.
Plan for a minimum of 24 inches for each place setting. If you have more room, 30 inches is much more comfortable (this should typically be 4-6 inches of space between chairs). And to ensure proper clearance around your table, provide at least 24 inches of space behind each chair when someone is seated.
Below we have some sizing diagrams that explain the ideal sizing for your seating capacity.
Our Arrow Dining Table and Bench
We’re bringing you our designer advice on styling your tables with decorations to suit the style of your table.
For rustic or farmhouse style dining tables, opt for raw and natural festive decorations like greenery, pinecones, and wood slab trays. You can even highlight some of the greenery with fairy lights and candles. Soft fabrics like napkins, place mats, and napkins break up the raw materials and help bring a cozy, eclectic appearance to your table.
Keep it clean and simple for sleek stone and glass tables. The modern look pairs well with mixed textiles like soft fabric napkins, simple cutlery, and layered dishware. If you’re wanting to bring a bit of festive style while keeping minimal, try rosemary wreaths. These add a perfect small decoration to each place setting and can also be used as a napkin holder.
Needing any help designing your dining space and choosing the right table for you and your family? Our designers are here to answer all your questions and offer design solutions.
Happy holidays and happy dining, from Revolve to you.
- Written by Larissa Shannon
Larissa is an interior designer and artist. She aims to make interior environments beautiful and practical. She understands that form & function are the keystones to great design. No matter the project size, Larissa is happy to assist you with great design skill & guidance to make your dream home a reality.
"I believe design is meant to be Fun and Creative. Let's highlight your unique personality."
Contact Larissa at email@example.com / 403-255-8372 ext. 811
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