How to choose the dining table

Are you furnishing your house and you haven't bought the dining table yet? We help you choose the most suitable according to your style and needs.

By Y. Sevillano

The dining room is one of the rooms in the house where we spend most time, so choosing the right dining table is very important and for this we must consider the space we have available, as well as the use we are going to give it.

How many are we at home, do we usually receive guests, how big is the dining room, what is the style of the decoration… These are, for example, some of the questions we must ask ourselves. Follow our tips below for a dining room that will impress family and friends.


If you have little space in the dining area, a round or square table is the best option.

Its circular shape will make traffic more fluid and visually lighter. The square one is also a good option to place in corners with L-shaped benches.

You can find extendable tables, which are excellent for when you have to receive guests. Of course, we recommend that you don't stick it to the wall.



If you have a large dining room, oval and rectangular tables are perfect, especially if you have many guests.

It is best to place them as an island to take advantage of their full extension, but they can also be placed next to a wall without problems.


Wood is the quintessential traditional material for dining tables, which makes it timeless.

You can find it in different shades and finishes. Depending on the design of the table, you can adapt it to some decoration styles or others, but you will undoubtedly find one that suits you.


Glass is a translucent material that allows light to pass through; this allows us to gain in luminosity and lightness.

They are perfect for modern dining rooms and small spaces, where we want to gain spaciousness.

Since the table top will be glass, it is important that the base or legs have an attractive design.


Marble is a luxurious material par excellence: Used since ancient times in mansions and palaces of wealthy people and the nobility, today it is more accessible.

It is a durable and versatile material that can be adapted to classic or contemporary interiors, with many modern and innovative designs.


Before choosing the chairs you should look at the legs of the table.

A central base will always be more comfortable when sitting down and to be able to collect the chairs.

In addition, depending on the shape of this and the legs of the chairs, it will determine the number of guests that you can sit at the table.


Just as you have to consider the base of the table, also the shape of the legs of the chairs. Make sure you can safely push them under the table.

As for the style, you can combine them in colors, design and materials.

Today it is worth mixing old furniture with modern and different trends, creating a striking contrast.



An alternative to chairs is to use benches, which you can place on both sides of the table, or in an L-shape if it is a brick seat.

The advantage is that it will allow you to seat more people at the table, ideal for when you have parties.

In addition, mixing benches and chairs is on trend.

By Y. Sevillano

Founder of the Tharo Design brand. Y. Sevillano studied architecture at university and is dedicated to interior design and the world of home decor.


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