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What is the Best Shape for a Dining Table in a Small Room?

If you have a small dining room or nook, choosing a dining table can be a bit of a challenge, but there are a few table shapes that tend to work well.

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If your dining area is particularly small, a circle table is most ideal as its edgeless surface allows for more room than a standard dining room table.

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If you have a small dining area but want to maximize your surface area, go for square-shaped table; just make sure that the chairs fit underneath the table so they’re not taking up additional room.


If you have a narrow dining area or need to seat more people, an oval-shaped table offers the functionality of a standard dining table minus some surface area.

As always, measure your space before buying a dining room set. Also take the chairs into consideration when measuring a set, especially if they don’t fit underneath the table.

We hope our suggestions have been helpful and that you’ll find the right table shape for your small dining area. Which shape table has worked well for you in the past? Let us know in the comments!

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