Guide to Finding the Best Dining Table for Your Home


From big gatherings to regular family meals, dining tables play a crucial role in enhancing the dining experience. But do you know what it takes to find the right dining table? While it can be a bit overwhelming, durability, quality, style, and shape are the fundamentals of making this decision.

But where to start? Well! The first thing you need to do is find what you need. For instance, if you are looking for an add-on table, you can look for something like an Bellamy Rectangular End Table. Get answers to questions like how many people will sit and how much space you got for a better evaluation.

Once you know the dimensions, here are factors that will help you find the best dining room table for you.

Choose Your Style

Is your dining room décor traditional, modern, simple, or glamorous? There’s a table out there for every style. Here are some popular styles and designs:

  • Rustic: When an industrial style is softened with cozy elements and natural materials, it becomes a rustic style. For this, you can use a solid wood table or one with a minimum of natural wood elements.
  • Traditional: Traditional dining rooms are warm, inviting, and elegant. They usually comprise classics from historical times. Dark woods and intricate detailing make wonderful traditional dining tables.
  • Modern: Modern rooms are designed with neutral tones, unadorned designs, and clean lines. If your dining room features modern décor, get a table with a simple silhouette and neutral color.
  • Farmhouse: Farmhouse décor is characterized by brightness, coziness, wood accents, vintage elements, and light colors. Create this whimsical and homey feel with a wooden dining table with vintage inspiration and light finish accents.
  • Glam: Glam is all about upscale, high contrast, and opulence. For such an interior, get a flashy table.

Pick the Right Material

Composite woods, glass, wood, metal, plastic, and stone are common dining table materials with wood being the most common. It offers attractive looks and lasts for years. Solid hardwood such as oak, teak, maple, and walnut are great long-lasting options.

Stone, plastic, and metal are not so common but are great options for creating a variety of attractive designs. And you can always pair them with tampered glass tables, making them easy to clean and creating the feel of a more open room.

Besides, look for the maintenance level of your selected materials. For instance, glass and plastic tabletops need the least maintenance. Wood needs a bit more maintenance such as occasional polishing. And marble tabletops need the most care.

Height and size

Do you remember we talked about measuring the room size? If you have a small dining room, get the exact measurements. You need good space to walk around the table and pull chairs to sit and stand. Ideally, there should be a minimum of three feet of space between the table and the wall.

Most dining tables have standard heights such as 28-to-30 inches. Get standard dining chairs to allow space for knees to slide and elbows to rest on the top.

For a small space, you can also invest in options other than the primary dining table such as the Bellamy Round Accent Table.


The size and shape of the room also help in deciding the best dining table shape. Common choices available include square, circular, oval, and rectangular tables.

Rectangular tables are wonderful picks for big and rectangular dining rooms. They make the best use of the space and give good seating to multiple guests. This shape is the most common, allowing them to deliver a classic feel to the dining room. Plus, rectangular tables come in several design styles that suit different room styles.

On the other part, the best shape choices for small dining rooms include circular and square tables. Besides, irregular and oval shapes are not so common but they are good for narrow rooms and if you love a non-traditional setup.

Base and Legs

Choosing the right legs and base can help you add character and style to the room with the right dining table. Keep your current room design in mind to know what legs and base will work the best. For instance, you can get a mid-century look with a splayed dowel and spindly legs. Similarly, square and chunky legs are best for a rustic appearance. And, you can add enhancement to the traditional dining room with decorations and ornate carvings.

Moreover, table legs shouldn’t restrict seating. That’s why most tables come with central bases for the best seating experience. On top of all, you should stick to reputable manufacturers. This helps ensure that the table is well-built and stable.


Having the wrong dining table can become a mess while the right one can turn your dining experience into bliss. Consider everything from style to shape, height, dimensions, and other factors for the best choice.

Don’t have a separate dining room? Put a table in the living room that matches your interiors and Craftsman 62-inch TV console and other items there.


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