Intimate. Although the traditional table for meals is long and rectangular more and more families are moving away from this trend. In some cases it is due to the restraints that a smaller living area places on the size of the furniture. More often than not however families simply prefer sitting closer to each other. This has led to the rise in popularity of small round or square dining room sets. These accommodations usually seat four to six people at most and they allow for easy interaction and conversation.
Functional Considerations. The way you use this furniture will determine what you need. For example if you like to have large family gatherings but your immediate family is small you will need to have a table that will expand with extra leaves to accommodate guests. An additional option could be a circular drop-leaf table that expands out for more people and folds down for smaller groups. If you like the intimacy of a round surface for small gatherings around a meal choose a circular design.
Dining Room Decor. Light colored or White colored walls will make the room look bigger while in the event that you have an especially substantial room darker colors can make it seem closer. Attempt to decrease bright primary colors: it is fine to have one brightly colored wall if the others coordinate with a more quieted pastel shade yet an excess of color is not for the most part suggested for a dining room.