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Choosing the right Marri Dining Table for your home

Rectangle vs Round Dining

July 12, 2019

Marri timber furniture has exploded in popularity over the last 10 years. The stunning contrast between the golden honey tones of the wood and the dark gum lines is a unique and beautiful phenomenon created by nature with just a little help from our skilled craftsmen. There is no better furniture piece to show case this spectacle than a marri dining table. That said, it is no surprise that this is our most popular furniture item. With a style, shape, and size to suit every dining room and taste, you are sure to find the best marri dining table Perth has to offer at Jarrimber.

Different shaped dining tables appeal to different dining rooms and the lifestyles of those who use them. With a little consideration of your needs and your dining room space, you can discover which dining table shape works for your home. Dining table shapes on offer within our collection include the ever-popular rectangle, the space saving round, the contemporary square, and the versatile extendable. Focusing on our two most popular marri dining table shapes – the rectangle and the round we have put together a few ideas to help you decide if you are debating the benefits of these two shapes for your home.

Rectangle Dining Tables

Rectangle shaped dining tables are by far the most popular choice in dining table shapes. They fit well in long narrow areas which creates a nice symmetry between the table and the space it occupies. In modern open plan homes, the strong lines of a rectangle dining table help create a division of space, defining the dining area in the absence a formalised floorplan. Rectangle dining tables are perfect for entertaining large numbers of guests for formal sit-down occasions, and also serve well at informal buffet style gatherings where guests can serve themselves finger food and mingle while walking around. A rectangular shaped dining table is the perfect all rounder where your home has no special requirements dictated by odd shaped rooms and where space is abundant.

Round Dining Tables

The round dining table is a little gem that offers many wonderful benefits. A round dining table is the stand out choice for small areas where you need to accommodate the maximum number of diners without overwhelming the space with dominant furniture pieces. A round dining table looks great in square rooms where it can have the effect of softening the corners of the room and creating balance. In open plan areas a round table creates a flowing line of sight, blending with other furnishings and living spaces. This is of great benefit in apartment style living where one space may share multiple purposes. The absence of corners on a round table means it can fit more places, it is easy to squeeze one or two more chairs at a round table, which would be impossible (or very uncomfortable!) to achieve at a table with corners. On a personal note, round dining tables are great conversation warmers. When people are seated at an angle toward each other a natural sense of intimacy is established which feels good and helps people relate to each other. Also, because everyone is seated an equal distance from the centre of the table, nobody is left out of group conversations. For cosy dinners or if space is a consideration, a round dining table is the top choice.

While the focus here has been on round or rectangle shaped dining tables, there are many benefits of extendable tables which come in all shapes, as well as square and oval dining tables that you should definitely consider before making the final plunge and deciding on the dining table that is right for you.

For more personalised advice come in to our Osborne Park store and have a chat to us to about your dining room space. Because we make all our furniture onsite, our dining tables are fully customisable to suit your needs. If you don’t see something you love it’s not a problem, together we can design and create your perfect one-off dining table that will tick all the boxes.

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