How to choose the right wooden dining table for your room
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How to choose your ideal dining table

Maria PG

Published on October 29 2021

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How to Choose Your Ideal Table

The two main factors that should determine the shape of your dining table should be the shape and size of your dining area and the number of people who will normally be seated around the dining table. You will find that certain shapes lend themselves better to certain conditions. When you combine the two, it creates a flow that makes the space work and look better.

Depending on the size of the dining room

When choosing furniture for your home, the availability of space should be studied. Inspect the size of your dining area or open kitchen where your dining set will reside. This will give you an idea of the dimensions you will need. Ideally, the distance between the edge of your dining table set and the wall, or any other furniture, should be around 90 cm. This will allow you enough room to move your chair and enough room to walk around the table.

How many people do you want to seat? How do you use the dining table? For example, when you eat, are there only plates and cutlery, or will you also have a lot of serving dishes? Each person needs about 60 cm of space to eat, and a minimum of 80 cm between the table and what's behind it (furniture, wall...), but in this case more is better. If you don't have enough room for a large dining table, consider a extendable table.

The perfect shape

Let your living room decide. The rectangular tables are ideal for busy dining areas and also ideal for bench seating. They also offer a lot of space because you can use all 4 sides. Round or oval tables generally require a larger room, but work well to balance a square room and often allow more people to sit around them. The square tables are good for conversation as they are all pitted against each other.

The size of the dining room influences the shape and dimension of the table. If you have a small space, a square dining table 4-seater dining table from 90 to 100 cm or a round round dining table diameter 90 to 120 cm will keep the space from looking cramped.

Rectangular, oval or circular shaped dining tables are ideal for more formal spaces, the latter best suited to classic styles. If you have enough room for circulation flow, a 180 cm long table will be an ideal choice for accommodating six people, while a rectangular table 240 cm long can comfortably accommodate eight people. 

Material and finishes

The choice of a durable material, such as solid oak wood, and high quality is directly related to the long-term maintenance of your dining table. If you choose a wooden dining table always opt for hardwoods such as oak.

If you have children or a dining table that multitasks as a desk, choose a table made of durable material such as solid wood, hard and resistant.
All of our solid oak dining room tables are treated with Tung oil.                                                                     


Before you make your purchase, consider how you use your dining table. For example, if the entire family uses the dining table constantly, choose a medium to large table made of a sturdy, durable material such as oak.

A good choice is a dining table with folding or extendable leaves. extendablewhere the table top can be extended according to your requirements.



When it comes to choosing your dining room table, you can also combine seating options with a bench and different chairs. Adding a bench in our dining table set gives a fresh and modern touch.

Dining room style

Having a dining room of one style or another does not condition the possibility of having a solid wood dining table since all the elements well combined will give us a harmonious style.
Scandinavian style tables have different designs with more rustic, modern, classic or contemporary trends.

The Nordic style is found in our dining tables being elegant, linear, minimalist pieces, aspects that give a lighter feel to this piece that will stand out in your dining room. The table tops are thinner, the legs either straight or angled but slim. An example of this is our France.

The country style is characterized by being visually heavy. Dining tables have large legs, as well as the tabletops that compose it. And details, like those of our table Mauritz 3, make them have a distinctive touch. 

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The industrial style stands out for its combination of wood and metal. In this case we have the model LoftStory series where you can customize by choosing between different board and models of legs.

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The design of your dining table should function as an effective centerpiece and complement every element of the room.

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