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.

Beach house dining room
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.

Coastal rectangular dining table

Rectangular tables work well in a long or narrow room. 

Beach house dining room with round coastal table

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.

Coastal square dining table

Square tables are great if your room is square. They create a more intimate dining experience because everyone is an equal distance apart. 

Coastal dining room table with bench seating

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. 

Coastal design ideas and beach house furnishings at Our Boat House. Cottage style dining room decor and furnishings.

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Rectangular dining table with wicker chairs

Square coastal dining room table

Round coastal dining table

Coastal dining room table with bench seating

Shopping for the perfect coastal dining table visit: Our Boat House


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