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Top tips for choosing the perfect dining table

Time to turn the tables on impractical dining areas, uncomfortable seating and knocking knees with your fellow diners. Let your table setup allow guests to gather and dine comfortably, whilst leaving enough space to easily move around the table.

Choose a round table for a small space. The circular shape will easily fit in a tight space and create a cosy atmosphere. A round table is ideal for seating smaller parties as all guests will be able to take part in group conversations and interact with one another.

Rectangular tables work well in long, narrow rooms. The traditional rectangular shaped table is the most popular as it fits the layout of most rooms and creates space for traffic flow. Make sure that the width of the table is wide enough to comfortably fit crockery, cutlery, food, etc.

Square tables for square rooms. The symmetry and structure of a square room will look best with a square table. Much like round tables, square tables are ideal for small to medium sized gatherings. To seat more guests, two square tables can be grouped together to create a rectangular table.

Go big on the table and small on the seating. When looking to take up less space in a room, try a bench instead of chairs. Choose a bench that can easily fit under the table when it’s not in use.

“If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health.”- Shauna Niequist

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