FAQ - How to choose the right dining table

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FAQ - How to choose the right dining table

From selecting the size, shape, design and finish - there are many things to consider when choosing and customising your new dining room centrepiece. We’ve answered some of your frequently asked dining table questions below to help you find the perfect fit for your home. 

What shaped dining tables do you offer? 

We offer a selection of round, oval, rectangle, flat oval and blob-shaped tabletops. The best one for you will depend on your personal style as well as the size and shape of your space. 

How much space should I leave around my dining table? 

Ideally, your dining table should complement the room it will sit in to make your interior look and feel as spacious as possible. You will need about 70-80cm between the dining table and the wall for enough room to sit comfortably. And, if you want to be able to walk freely around the dining table while guests are seated, you will need to leave around 90cm of free space.

What dining table is best for a small space? 

For square-shaped rooms we recommend placing a round dining table in the centre to focus the arrangement on a central point and to create a cosy and inclusive setting. If you have a long and narrow dining space, choose a rectangular or a flat oval tabletop to emphasise the length of the space. 

What dining table is best for a large space? 

For a living room with lots of space, an oval dining table can be an effective way to soften the room. Or, you could choose our unique Blob tabletop for an adaptable and organic setting.

How tall are your dining tables? 

All of our table frames have a height of 71cm. Therefore with a 3cm thick tabletop your table will be 74cm tall and with a 4cm thick tabletop it will reach 75cm. 

How long should my dining table be? 

All of our dining tables are customisable in lengths from 160 to 300cm. Decide how many chairs you would like around your table and evaluate the size of your dining room to find the perfect length. You can also get in touch with our customer service team if you would like to request a larger custom made table. 

How many chairs will fit around my dining table? 

Our dining tables can seat anywhere from 2 to 12 people depending on the size and shape you order. Another great characteristic of some of our tables is that you can choose the frame placement according to how you would like the chairs to be arranged. We have sketched different possibilities for how many chairs fit around our tables in different lengths and frame positions. View the information about round tables, rectangle tables and oval tables. If you have any questions about how many chairs fit around our other table shapes please contact our customer service team or book a free interior advice session. 

Looking for more advice on choosing the perfect table? 

We’re here to help! Book a free Interior or Product Advice session for inspiration and guidance from our expert interior advisors.