2. Shape – Traditionally, dining tables are either round or rectangular in shape and these two shapes have come to dominate dining table design for a reason. A rectangular table like those at cleverclicker.co.uk is the best choice when we need to accommodate a large number of diners, and also has the benefit of being easily extendable through the addition of one or more leaves. By contrast, a round table will not seat as many people, and is not quite so easy to extend. A round table is however ideal if you want to create a very friendly atmosphere, and promote the easy flow of conversation.
3. Alternative Shapes – If your room is large enough then you might like to consider a variation on the traditional rectangular shape, and opt for an octagonal or oval table. Both can introduce curves into an otherwise box shaped room, but their shape means that you will need a larger table than the traditional rectangular shape to seat the same number of diners.
4. Traditional Dining – If you wish to have a very traditional, or formal, feel to your dining room then this can best be achieved by selecting a dark, rich wood finish for your table. You should also consider a table, and indeed dining chairs, with carved legs to complete the traditional look.