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23 Unique Dining Room Table Designs

A dining room table is an important part of your home. It’s a gathering place for friends and family to share jokes and stories over a delicious meal or a few refreshing drinks. A dining room table is the one place in which your guests generally end up spending the most time, and it plays an enormous role in every holiday event you host. Because it is such a vital piece of furniture, you should take time to consider the best designs before you choose.

Rectangular Dining Tables

Rustic rectangular dining table

This is the most traditional type of dining room table, and it’s also the most popular. The rectangular table is usually a minimum of 36 inches wide and is the best design for hosting large groups of people. This type of table design is also the best choice for long, narrow dining room areas or large eat in galley kitchen. A possible downside to this style of table is that it guests can be separated on either end; but you do have a “head” of the table.

White modern minimalist dining table
Fancy rectangular dining table
Contemporary rectangular dining room table
Dining room rectangular table
Contemporary attic dining room table
Modern dining room table in a Central Park apartment in NYC

Round Dining Tables

Luxury dining room with round table

If you live in a small home, you may want to invest in a round table. These types of designs allow for more seating while taking up a minimal amount of space. Additionally, if you choose a pedestal style, you can enjoy more leg room. However, be sure not to overcrowd your table with too many chairs as this can make the table look cluttered.

Eclectic dining room with round table
Fancy round dining table
All white round dining table and chairs
Round table in the dining room — space efficient and works with small places.
Luxury & glossy dining table
All black round dining table and chairs
Dining room with round table and beige chairs

Square Dining Tables

High ceiling contemporary dining room with fancy square table

This style of dining room table is slightly more modern and nontraditional than round or rectangular varieties. It’s a great choice for rooms that are square in shape, and can provide a more intimate dining experience with everyone in closer proximity than with a rectangular table. However, if the amount of table area you need may change from time to time, you can opt for a square table with leaves that turn it into a rectangle with more company comes to call.

Modern dining room square table
Crisp dining room remodeling with stylish square table
Contemporary dining room with white square table
Posh dining room with glass table
Colorful dining room with square table
Stylish square table in luxurious dining room
Square table in contemporary dining room made from high quality wood

Carrie Dagenhard

Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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