By Darcey Muirgel. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:24:32 AM.
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.
Since the dining table is the most used and most seen among the dining room furniture it must be well chosen and designed to ensure its aesthetic value and of course functionality and strength. Whether it be a simple family dinner or a party involving many guests a good dining table is indeed a necessity.
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.