The table is one of the pieces of star of the furniture. Traditionally, it has been a piece of furniture slope clearly functionalas what we used in the kitchen, in the office, in the dining room, in the garden or in other spaces that need high surfaces and flat on that to be able to work or support various objects.

But their choice is not easy: you can have as much presence that change completely the design of a space and provide it with great personality and the variety of models available in the market is huge.

Input, you have three major ways in which we can categorise them: round tables, square tables and rectangular tables. Your choice should depend on space we need to locate them, of capacity or number of guests who are going to use, the balance between design and functionality you want to achieve, or other factors, more social to keep in mind, as the bet that we do in terms of communication.

So, as we do in other matters of life, in decoration, we should draw a small strategy that integrates all of these elements and choose the one closer to our goals. For example, you do not have the same needs of a large family that someone who lives alone, or a bar that serves set menus fast for a fine dining restaurant.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of table?

The square tables: its versatility, are more traditional. They have many advantages, like being able to arrinconarlas on a wall to gain space or allowing them to add tables in case you don’t have enough space. In addition, the majority has extensions in order to increase their capacity. But their corners are uncomfortable and can be dangerous for small children or pets, and the legs can also be annoying.

The rectangular tables: these are ideal for families, offices for large gatherings or restaurant dining rooms for major celebrations because, in terms of economy of space, are the most efficient. But also are separated more about diners at the other, and which are not conducive to communication.

The round tables: its irresistible design helps to create a more warm, intimate and welcoming, they are more comfortable and more secure because it does not have legs or corners and contribute to a more horizontal communication because they eliminate the hierarchical position of the head of the table, but take up a lot of space and not allow you to join to other tables to get an extension.

Let’s look at some examples of tables of shapes and different materials, and their integration in the space:

Rectangular table and folding IKEA


Rectangular table and folding IKEA

Bedside table Norden Ikea look simple and scandinavian-inspired, with drawers intended for the cutlery and napkins. Highly functional small households with small spaces.

Round table of glass to give more lightness to the space


Round table of glass to give more lightness to the space

Round table with glass legs and solid oak finish bleaching, de Kave Home.

Round, extensible and with wheels, maximum versatility


Round, extensible and with wheels, maximum versatility

Proposal Maisons du Monde. A superb table finishes contrastingworked with a paint color ivory patina and aging that moves easily with four metal wheels. Expands from 6 to 14 guests with great ease.

The elegance of a single piece


The elegance of a single piece

A table nordic style, is finished in iron, hand painted in black and natural wood, from Kenay Home.

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