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DINING TABLES...where memories are formed!


The dining table becomes the centerpiece of at home activities when people are mandated into isolation.
It is around the dining table that memories are formed, where people showcase their talent for setting a table as an artistic endeavor, where tears and laughter, hearty soups and stews, and everyday life comes together.
If you are among the many people, not just locally but around the world, who are working from home, or you have children getting educated online and doing homework, it makes sense to let the dining table serve multiple purposes other than mealtime.
Tips: If your table shares space with a wall that is partially lined with built-in shelves, it can mix your work things, schoolbooks with other décor objects.

Banquettes, like the one shown here, can offer a lot of hidden storage under the seat or drawers below. Additional books and decorative items can be stored above on open shelving.


If you have been wishing for a new dining table, keep in mind the size/area of your dining room and the table style, size and shape because they are important considerations.
Round or Oval tables are ideal for small spaces because they fit in tight spots and there are no sharp corners to bump in to. Generally you can fit more people round one because of lack of corners. Pedestal tables are even better for accommodating more guests because they offer more legroom.

Round table tip: Large round tables make it difficult to reach for food. Rectangular shapes are better for large groups. If you choose a round table 5 to 6 feet in diameter, I suggest you use a Lazy Susan in the center.

A rectangular table works well in a long, narrow room, as it is ideal for the flow of traffic.  For most tables, as the length increases so does the width.

Rectangle table tip:  If space saving is a need, I suggest a bench instead of chairs on one or both sides. Push the bench under the table when not in use.

A square dining table, like a round one, makes for a more intimate dining experience because each person is an equal distance from each other. If the room is square, the able will complement the room.
Square table tip: If you need to seat eight people comfortably, a square table that comes with leaves that can turn into a rectangular shape is ideal for a dinner party.

Adding transparent acrylic chairs shows off a beautiful table and makes a room appear more spacious.
The chair is an important piece at your dining room, so we will discuss that at another time.

If you are looking for a new dining table, here are some of my favorites.

Round Tables

Rectangular Tables

Oval Tables

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