Dining rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes and in some open concept homes you simply have to create your own. Our Miami house doesn’t have a dedicated dining room and that’s possibly the smartest thing that the builder did.
the pool is right outside the French doors. In any event, this is it for our “formal” dining space and although open to a large portion of our home it’s tight quarters and we can only fit a maximum of 6 people at this table.
How To Create The Perfect Dining Space
If you are looking for a new dining table first consider your room’s layout and size and how many people you normally seat. Do you entertain, or is your table going to be for family dinners?
I find that round tables can work best for small or square spaces while rectangular tables work well in large rooms and like mine…rooms that are narrow. The table below is in the breakfast nook at the beach place and is a VINTAGE CARD TABLE that I refurbished and matched up with some petite vintage French chairs. Consider not only the size of your table, but try and find chairs that are in scale with the table when doing a mismatched look. Personally I always love mismatched and not sets because I feel that it gives a room more character.
Consider the traffic flow of your home and don’t allow your table to disrupt pathways when possible, keeping them open to walk around. Don’t like to measure? Just be sure that there is adequate room and choose chairs accordingly if wall space is behind your table. If you are planning on adding a buffet or china cabinet to the room consider placing it in a corner or at an angle.