Get a Little Bit Closer With These Round Table Designs

Saarinen Table on the Interior Collective

Image: DWR

I am a huge advocate for families sitting down and eating meals together. It’s been proven to bring families closer together, and it creates memorable moments with children and parents. As a designer, planning dining rooms is one of my favorite pastimes. In addition to that, using round tables is also a favorite design placement of mine. Round tables allow for some fantastic conversations. You always feel close to every single individual sitting down as opposed to feeling a little separated from the group when sitting at a rectangular table.

Saarinen Table

Surrounded by a very serene and beautiful space, the Saarinen table (above) shines bright. This design can be used for both intimate dinners and entertaining at parties.

Wooden Round Table

Wooden Round Table
Image: Glamour

I can only imagine what fun game nights, morning breakfasts and afternoon homework sessions take place at this table. I also love the eclectic mix of wood and plastic between the chairs and the table.

Rustic Round Table

Rustic Round Table
Image: Eclec Chic

This rustic, chic eating area feels sophisticated yet whimsical. The great thing about this particular table is that you can add leaves to enlarge it or you can keep it small and simple.

Oblong Table

Oblong Table
Image: Domino

If you aren’t completely sold on a round table, try an oblong shape. It can be the best of both worlds. Oblong tables can stretch out longer than round. A tip to consider is matching them with square shaped chairs to compliment and not take away from the round curves.

Have you ever considered using a round table in your dining area or breakfast nook?

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Kirsten Grove
Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.