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Dining Room Tables

Put down your phones and tablets, because dinner is the perfect time to gather with family and friends. So, before you get out that delicious lasagna recipe, it’s probably worth assessing whether your dining area is set up to accommodate all guests, whether you’re flying solo or entertaining a full squad. Maximize your capacity for 2, 4, 6 & 12 people, so you never have to scramble. Considering aesthetics and your overall dining room theme is important, too. Undecided on your preferred dining room furniture style? No worries, we’re breaking down the 5 most popular types of dining room tables and talking trends, too.

1. Farmhouse. Who knew rustic style could be so charming? Farmhouse dining tables are typically made from chunky wood slabs with notched wood or metal legs. These wood dining tables are perfect for both casual dining and formal dining because they can easily be dressed up with brass candlesticks and some fresh flowers. Add a bench on one side (or both) to maximize your seating options.

2. Pedestal. Architectural and sleek, pedestal tables are typically round dining tables that sit on a single centered leg. If your style is more modern, a pedestal table with a marble or glass top creates a streamlined vibe. Plus, there’s plenty of surface space so you can easily pass the hors d'oeuvres. Since these tables typically come in a neutral color, we love to link them up with velvet upholstered dining chairs in a rich jewel-tone hue. Center a bold candelabra on your table to really light up the look.

3. Mid-Century Modern. Still going strong, mid-century modern furniture has been popular for decades and brings a natural and simplistic feel to your space. Designed with slim tapered legs and lighter woods, these oval-shaped or rectangular dining tables are easy to incorporate into almost any area. Round out this retro look with tapered-leg chairs that perfectly match the aesthetic.

4. Parsons. Contemporary is always a good choice. This no-frills design is all about minimalism and clean lines. These rectangular or square dining tables come in all forms, from traditional to rustic, depending on the materials used. Choose a more elegant style with a glass top, or pair an all-wood table with bench seating for a modern-meets-rustic feel. Because this style is so understated, feel free to add a statement light fixture like a big rattan pendant or some industrial Edison bulbs.

5. Traditional. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. Often designed from darker woods with ornamental or carved legs, traditional dining tables simply never go out of style. Want to mix up the look? Try a boho approach by throwing in mismatched dining chairs and layering on a macrame runner.

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