Dining Room Table
Playing the part of entertainer as well as loyal servant, the dining room table is always willing to host a family feast or a round of cards. The table accompanied by a well-suited centerpiece decoration will provide a main focal point to this room. The dining room design should evolve from the dining room table and everything inside of this room should really amplify, almost worship the dining table.
The Dining Room Table Centerpiece
The table itself is really the focal point to this room, however, no dining table is complete without a centerpiece! The elegance of the table centerpiece greatly relies on the amount of space readily available. A showpiece that consumes too much table space is likely to prove to be a greater nuisance than novelty. The greatest attractions utilize surrounding decorations and amplify the theme present inside of the dining room.
The centerpiece serves as the main topic of conversation and should be the most visually stimulating of all your decor. This piece should represent you as a person or your family. Incorporate mirrors and candles into your centerpiece to stimulate conversation. Be mindful of the size of your centerpiece in relation to your table. Tall centerpieces act as a barrier and can create distance among guests. Guests at the dining room table should have the ability to make eye contact with everyone at the table.
Use Feng Shui to Select the Perfect Table
It is important to select a table that really fits inside of the dining space. Ensure that the table you choose will provide plenty of room for family and friends to navigate all sides of the table while simultaneously offering adequate amounts of table space for each dining participant. Replacing a dining room table often requires a complete dining room make-over as it can be very difficult to find a dining table that compliments both size constraints and the decorations that already lay in place.
The Round Dining Room Table
A round table is perhaps the most dynamic of table shapes. By design the circular shape places people face to face encouraging each of them to interact with those sitting directly across from one another. In addition there is no distinct "head of the table" since the design is even throughout the perimeter, this removes hierarchy from this space as well. A round table is also easily molded to fit any occasion both formal and informal events.
The Square Dining Room Table
Simple square shaped dining tables offer elegant dining arrangements best fit for an intimate couple and small families. A family of 3-4 would be perfectly accommodated with a square table keeping the dining occasions personal and sometimes intimate. Choosing to incorporate a square table into your dining room regime is the perfect solution when space is a limitation. Lighting candles atop a square table reaches an intimacy level that is unmatched by any other shape.
Rectangular tables offer a more casual setting for dining. Tables of rectangular design are generally larger than most square tables and provide six or more seats. Rectangles are not as elegant by nature as circles and oval shapes, and therefore a rectangular table may not reach the same level of formalities as an elliptical table setting. Rectangular tables are ideal in casual dining surroundings such as combination kitchen and dining rooms.