Dining Table Shapes and Styles
While you may want your dining table to be the centerpiece of your dining room, you want it to be the room’s focal point for the right reasons, not because it looks dated or out of place. Whether you’re looking for a dining table for six or for one that can expand to accommodate an even higher number of diners, you have plenty of options to choose from when you shop with Davids Furniture & Interiors online or at one of our retail stores.
Do you need your table to fit into a smaller area like a nook? Or are you looking for something grand and spacious that easily accommodates your family and friends? Do you want a new-age table that's trendy and clean, or do you want a rustic or classic-looking table with graceful curved lines and aged wood?
Here are some descriptions detailing some of the favorite dining room table sets and dining tables you’ll find at Davids Furniture:
- Traditional Dining Table Sets: Typically viewed as formal options, traditional dining table sets often boast charming details that are sometimes quite ornate. It’s not unusual for traditional dining table sets to be made with dark wood and to have intricate carvings on their legs and armchairs. This kind of dining room set can come with round, square, rectangular or oval tabletops. Traditional dining room tables are ideal for older homes with more intricate details, such as crown molding and other decorative touches. You can choose the type of wood and finish you like based on the other furniture in the room. Then, select what size and shape you'd like based on how often you and your family share large meals together. Square and rectangular tables tend to seat more people than circular options.
- Modern Dining Tables: Modern dining tables typically don’t have as many lines or details as other options do. While a wood dining table can certainly be classified as modern, these dining tables are often constructed with glass tops, and metal is commonly used for their bases. For those who live in a more modern, updated home, a modern dining table is likely the most sensible choice. You can still change the shape and size of these tables based on your family's needs, but most finishes and designs will be sleek and simple. Take note of the aesthetic of your kitchen and dining room, then choose your table's color and style accordingly.
- Transitional Dining Table Sets: Because they combine traditional and modern styling, transitional dining table sets are often considered to be a casual alternative to more formal dining sets. Transitional dining sets are often made with materials used to construct more traditional options, but they usually have sleek, sharp lines like many modern tables do. Still, you can choose between options that have a more traditional aesthetic as well as pieces that are more modern. The benefit of transitional dining tables is that you can keep them small on a regular basis, then expand them for special occasions, like Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas brunch.
- Rustic Dining Tables: The earmark of a rustic table is a deliberately distressed finish that’s often emphasized with wood that appears weathered, as well as paint that’s purposely made to look like it’s chipped. A rustic table can be a round wood dining table, or it can be just about any other shape. Also known as farmhouse dining tables, rustic tables offer the perfect way to warm up your dining room and make it feel more welcoming. From classic light and dark wood finishes to more modern distressed white elm tables, it's still possible to choose a rustic table that matches the aesthetic of the rest of your home. Most rustic dining tables are incredibly sturdy and durable too, which is just another benefit to this style of furniture.
Whether you’ve only looked at our round dining room tables or you’ve gone through every table that we have for sale online or at one of our retail locations, you’ve probably noticed that a variety of materials can be used to make an attention-grabbing, functional dining room table. In addition to or instead of wood and glass, tile, marble and metal are often used to make tabletops, for example.
While you have plenty of different styles of dining tables and sets to choose from, it’s essential to narrow down your choices by considering how you’ll use your table and chairs regularly and on special occasions. You need to make sure your table is versatile enough to accommodate the people who dine with you every day as well as the extra guests who may join you to celebrate a holiday or another event. While it’s not the right choice for everyone, you may want to consider getting a table that can be expanded with a leaf if you host additional guests often.
Find An Array of Rectangular Dining Tables at Davids Furniture & Interiors in Central Pennsylvania
At Davids Furniture & Interiors, we pride ourselves on only carrying the highest-quality furniture. By offering tables produced by luxury brands like Stickley, we demonstrate our commitment to providing the most elegant furniture on our website and at each of our physical stores, from Lancaster to Harrisburg.
If you’re unsure what kind of dining table or dining set will work best in your dining room, don’t worry - we’re here to help. For more than 40 years, we’ve been offering complimentary, professional interior design services to our valued clients to ensure they pick the furniture that will look and feel just like they want it to.
In addition to a generously sized selection of high-quality furniture and complimentary design services, we also provide unparalleled customer service. As your local furniture retailer, we don’t want to sell you furniture once. We want to establish and maintain a relationship with you which will bring you back to Davids Furniture whenever you need furniture for your home.
Together, we'll carefully analyze your family size, available space, desired style, preferred material and much more to find the right product for you. If you want traditional rectangular pedestal dining tables, we'll gladly accommodate, but we can also provide special order dining tables for your specific style.
To learn more about our dining sets, tables, design services or customer service, contact Davids Furniture & Interiors. To find a table or dining set that you’ll enjoy for years, shop with us online or visit one of our locations today.