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Dining Seating Guide

The perfect dining room is all about creating a welcoming space for friends and family to gather. Whether you're the designated host of holiday meals, love throwing dinner parties, or need a simple space for everyday dining, it's important to find a table that will suit your seating needs. Review our guide to find the right table shape and size for your home and lifestyle, as well as helpful tips to create a warm dining space for any occasion.

diagram of square table and four chairs


A square dining table provides a more unique, contemporary look to your home. For flexibility, find a square table with leaves to transform into a rectangle.

diagram of rectangle table and six chairs


The classic dining room table. With plenty of style and size options, it's hard to go wrong, as long as you have the room for it.

diagram of rounde table and four chairs


Round dining tables are great for smaller dining spaces or for those who love intimate, conversation-filled meals. Some round tables have leaves to expand into an oval.

diagram of oval table and six chairs


If you love the overall appeal of rectangular tables, but appreciate smooth curves over sharp angles, then consider an oval table.

Leaves Extend Seating Space

butterfly table leaf


Versatile and space-saving, butterfly leaves fold into more compact arrangements that may be easily stored.

drop table leaf


Commonly found with smaller round tables, drop leaves add length to both sides of a table and remain attached when not in use.

breadboard table leaf


Inserted into either side of a table to provide additional length, breadboard leaves offer unique table space and are often smaller than standard table leaves.

removable table leaf


Available in a variety of sizes, removable leaves feature extended seating yet also necessitate a place for storage.

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