Square or rectangular tables are the most usual, so you'll find the most options in that category in conditions of styles, sizes, and extensions. But a round or oval table can provide you a bit more space to move around, because it cuts off the corners but still offers a good surface area. For tighter rectangular spaces, the oval might be your best option, said Dyer. Harris added, Round or oval tables can be great for parties and conversation because there's no head of the table, too. For squeezing people in, you're limited only by the perimeter of the table-but you can lose just a little space for serving pieces once you have all of your place settings at a round or oval table.
If you're buying chairs to complement a table at home gauge the distance from the ground to the table apron to calculate if a chair will fit. (The table apron is a rail that runs between your legs to support the table top.) If you're buying a table to match chairs in your home, measure from the floor to the seat of the chair and add eight inches to figure out how much space you need under the apron. This can ensure a person sitting in the chair can actually get their legs under the table. Chairs with arms are another consideration. If you have a tight space, then you will likely want the arm chair to tuck completely under the table, therefore you will need to make certain that the arm will fit under the apron, but be careful. If the chair arms regularly make contact with the table apron, the final may be marred. When contemplating arm chairs, also look at the distance between your table legs and the length between the arms of the chair to ensure they'll fit together easily.
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