Styling Idea # 18 Square Dining Tables

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST

I have moved into my new house and I am so excited to be unpacked! Although I have still to complete my bedroom I did not want to bore you with more bedroom ideas today and decided to turn my attention to the other area of the home that we need to concentrate on here- the dining room. In fact we do not have a dining table at all which makes dinner parties a tad hard.

Living Etc

Does the very sight of this square table makes its rectangle cousins look dated or is that just me?

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • Try the bench seat idea for relaxed summer vibes – make sure the seat is padded for a an extended stay
  • If you are using a bench seat consider covering it in bright upholstery or mixed prints.
  • If you want a more formal look use two chairs at each side giving you six in total
  • Try using two high chairs on opposite ends with low chairs or alternative ends.
  • DO hang a pendent over the table nice and low
  • DO keep this table clean during the day- over sized table ornaments will looks dated.
  • DO think about playing with different combination- clean walls/padded printed seats, wallpapered walls/plain coloured seats, bright table/plain chairs, patterned carpet/patterned chairs.
  • DON’T try to make this any bigger than nine seats in total- you will lose the flow of conversation. If you do have a table that seats 9  don’t try the bench seat- you will have to go with chairs to keep everyone at the right distance from the table.
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3 Comments to “Styling Idea # 18 Square Dining Tables”

  1. I love square tables…they are so much better for table conversation..Every one is close enough to join in table talk.
    No dead spots.

    That is why i also love round tables..

    Hope you can get a dining table soon for your new place so you can eat drink and be merry with your friends.

    Keep up the great ideas Sara..Look forward to your post everyday..

  2. Do you know the best furniture store where I would be able to get a square dining table exactly like this in Los Angeles?

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