Round dining room tables can offset the angular feeling of a room and the pieces in it, providing balance and soft edges in an otherwise sharply angled space.
And, a round table in the dining room offers the ability for guests to see one another equally when entertaining or at family gatherings. (No decisions need to be made as to who will be at the head of the table!)
Your decisions will be focused around the size of the dining table, the height (standard or gathering table) and the style first, then the actual space the set will be placed into.
When deciding what shape of table will work best in your dining area, nook, breakfast room, patio, lanai, etc., consider the shape of the overall room, then the shape of the area the table will be placed.
A round table will fit well into a bay window space, for example, and be more user friendly there than in a narrow rectangular area.
I was showing a home recently (had my realtor hat on) and it had a living/dining area combination. The furniture in the home was quite large so the area immediately looked a little 'stuffed'.
The space allocated for dining was rather limited, and there was a round table with four chairs. The edge of the table and a couple of the chairs were visually pushed into the living area. So, not only was the furniture crammed into the space, it would be difficult to actually sit four people around that table.
A rectangular table with drop leaves would have been perfect in that space.
Keep these suggestions in mind as you search for your perfect dining table. You'll find a wide variety of finishes, styles and price points here. I have included numerous dining room sets as well.