When choosing a dining table
size, there are two main points to consider: the size of your room and the number of diners you'd like to accommodate. It's best to first look at the size of your room to determine the largest table you can fit. Then, you can always size down. It's good to use the shape of your room as a rule of thumb for choosing your table shape. (For instance, a rectangular or oval table in a rectangular space.) Then, use our guidelines below to help you choose a table that is comfortable for both the room and your lifestyle. If you plan to frequently host large parties, you'll probably opt for the largest table option for your room. On the other hand, if you prefer more intimate gatherings and smaller family dinners, a smaller table may be a better fit.