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Guide: How to know the right size for your dining table

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on May 08 2021

rectangular extendable dining table in solid wood

What is the size of your dining table? We provide you with some ideas to guide you and give you some tips for your choice.

A must-have piece of furniture in your living or dining room is without a doubt the Dining Table as it is a basic element that goes along with the Sillas. Therefore, when decorating a suitable space, it is important to think about factors such as its size and functionality along with the design. This article serves as a guide in determining the volume in centimeters and diameter that characterizes different forms of a round, square, rectangular and oval table depending on the number of diners and seats. Being the protagonists of the decoration, space and style are factors that must also be taken into account. 



round oak wood dining table


If you have little space, the round tables are great for this, distributed in secret corners, which invite intimacy and conversation, create a cozier atmosphere between two people during lunch or dinner and generate greater sociability. In addition, the Round Table is not recommended to gather a large number of people, even if everything is visible on the table, but that can be provoked to speak aloud during communication with each of the guests in front of you. However, if you choose more a Round Table for the style especially during big events, in this case an extendable table that are more pleasant, versatile, social is a golden option.  

The sizes that a round table would have in terms of diameter and seating are these:  

round tables




square extendable dining table


When it comes to choosing a table, the Square Dining Table is the one that has the same squareness on all sides, fitting to the walls and taking advantage of the space for practical reasons. The position in which you are going to place the Square Table fits well for symmetrical spaces, since thanks to its straight shape it can be placed in any corner or against the wall. The square shape of the Square Table is related to the earth that brings balance to the environment.

The sizes that a square table would have regarding seating are these:  

square extendable table



solid wood rectangular table


A noteworthy top in the types of a table is the Rectangular Table that manages to create a hollow for more people and would be reachable for more than 4 diners, well adapted to the size of the rectangular dining rooms. It offers the advantage of being able to distribute the diners according to their orientations. This form favors a comfort in a larger environment.

The Oval Table is very similar to the previous one and differs in the more rounded shapes in the corners, which sweeten it even more visually and is more usable in space. Everything depends on the tastes, the preferences of each one and the space of each home, when buying an Oval or Rectangular Table. 

The sizes that a rectangular/oval table would have regarding seating are these:  

 rectangular or oval table

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