Is a Square or Round Top Dining Table Right for Your Space?

Round or Square Dining Table

Is a Square or Round Top Dining Table Right for Your Space?

Deciding whether a round or square dining table would complement your space best can be difficult. From the variety of designs to the range of different sizes, there are just so many options to choose from! The design team at Western Heritage Furniture has some tips for you to make the decision process easier and more enjoyable. 

How to Choose Between a Round or Square Dining Table

There are two main factors that you should consider when looking for a dining table: the size and shape of the room, and the amount of seating you’ll need. After you answer these questions, you’ll be one step closer to choosing what shape of table to purchase.

What is the size and shape of your dining room?

First, you want to make sure that your table fits the room and complements the space. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your dining room, so you want to make it feel comfortable, not crowded. Choose a table size that will be easily accessible, no matter where you sit down. Make sure there’s enough space between the table and the walls to pull chairs in and out. 

Round tables can often save space in a small room, while square tables can be extended to accommodate extra guests in a large room. If your dining room is square, a square table will add symmetry, and a round table will create contrast. If you’d like to put a round table in a large, rectangular room, Home Decor Bliss suggests that you designate a specific area for dining, like a corner.

How much seating will you need? 

You will also want to consider the amount of seating you’ll require. You can determine this by thinking about your lifestyle and activities. Do you host game nights or dinner parties very often, or is it just you and your partner most of the time? 

Square tables can seat four to eight people, depending on their size. Round tables usually seat four to six. If you plan to host lots of guests, choose a table that can be expanded to accommodate more seating.

Square vs. Round Tables

Round tables create a friendly atmosphere where everyone can feel relaxed. Psychology Today reports that “a round table creates an atmosphere of relaxed informality and is ideal for promoting discussion among people who are of equal status, as each person can claim the same amount of table territory.”

This makes round tables perfect for game night because everyone can reach the cards. Our Ghostwood Round Dining Table could be a great option if you’re looking for a round table with a unique design. Or if you’re looking for an expanding table that can accommodate more people, check out our sister company, Lotus Woodworks, and the Clover Table that can seat up to 11 people.

On the other hand, a square table offers more intimacy and can be great for a romantic dinner with your partner, or a dinner party with close friends. Reaching for the salt is a short distance as well as passing dishes across the table. 

So, round or square?

Now that you’ve taken into account the size of your space and the number of people that will be sitting at the table, it’s time to weigh your options.

To recap:

  • Round tables promote a friendly atmosphere
  • Square tables are good for intimacy
  • Square tables offer more seating options
  • Round tables are great for small spaces

Whichever table shape you choose, the friendly staff at Western Heritage Furniture is here to help! Located in Jerome, Arizona, we serve many of the surrounding cities in the area, including Sedona and Phoenix. If you have any questions about whether one of our round or square tables is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask. Contact us at 800-616-1424 or send us a message today.