Coastal Home Blog
Design Tips: Choosing the right dining table
There are so many styles, shapes and sizes of dining tables. Choose the right coastal dining table for your home by following these simple steps.
First ask yourself- How many guests do you want to seat comfortably and still leave enough room to walk around the table?
Measure your space from dining table to walls. Leave 42-48" between your table and the walls to leave enough room to push out chairs comfortably. If there is furniture in the dining space, begin your 42-48" measurement from the edge of the furniture instead of the wall.
Rectangular tables work well in a long or narrow room.
Round tables are great for smaller dining rooms. You can fit more people around a round table because it has no corners. Pedestal tables are even better because they give more leg room. This coastal dining room is a great example with it's wood pedestal table, beach house chandelier & driftwood seahorse.
Square tables are great if your room is square. They create a more intimate dining experience because everyone is an equal distance apart.
An extra tip to help design the best dining room, to take up less room in a space, try a bench instead of chairs on all or one side of your table.
Shopping for the perfect coastal dining table visit: Our Boat House