Dining tables come in quite a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Which style dining room set is the best fit for your kitchen or dining room? It all depends on your home size, family size, and just as importantly, your family’s dining style. Let’s take a quick look at the various options so you can choose what table and chairs will work out the best for your home.
Square – Square tables are usually meant for 2 to 4 people. A very large family will have a difficult time accommodating themselves around a typical square table, but for a single person or a couple without children, the square shaped table can be a great choice.
Round – Round tables are very conducive to sharing meals together. Their very shape allows everyone to see each other, and to easily pass serving dishes to one another. Keep in mind that larger round tables can take up quite a bit of space, due to their shape. There is quite a bit of space in the center of a round table that may go unused, so if space is of the essence, this shape may not be the best.
Rectangular tables – This shape is best for larger families or those who entertain regularly. With a rectangular dining table, the most chairs can fit around it and the most food can be accommodated on it.
Bistro Tables – Bistro tables can be round or square but are smaller in shape, meant for two people, and are taller. They are accompanied by taller chairs to match. This makes a great kitchen table in a kitchen nook.
Bench Style Table – Bench tables are in the style of a picnic table, but finished for indoor use and often made with cushioned seats for comfort. This style of table is casual and great for crowds and is often found in country-styled homes.