Why I Love Round Dining Tables

Back in the days of King Arthur a round table meant that everyone seated had equality. There was no “head” of the table and no one person had more importance than another. I love this concept for the modern family! A round table truly is the best option for personal interaction. It fosters great conversation and puts everyone on equal playing field. I love them in restaurants and I love placing them in my designs.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

A big bonus to having a round table is that it is easier to get in and out of your chair!  Round tables really create better flow in a space than traditional rectangular tables.  I also just love the look of a circular silhouette in a room. There are no hard edges or sharp corners.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

They are also a great solution for intimate spaces. A round table looks smaller in a room, but it can still provide ample seating.  Since there are no corners to take up space, a round table has a smaller footprint in a room. And since they are slightly angled, you are not shoulder to shoulder with other people as you would be at a rectangular table.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman

So, what size should you get? A general rule of thumb when purchasing a round table is that a 48″ round will seat 4-5 people, a 60″ will seat 6 people and a 72″ will seat 8 people.  Make sure to choose some fabulous chairs that are comfortable and easy to clean! I love to use beautiful high performance fabrics on dining chairs to get that livable and luxurious vibe my clients crave.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

 

 

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