Where to Place the Dining Table

Where to place the dining table: tips and ideas on the best positions for the table in the dining room, living room or kitchen.

bonaldo circus table

Current interior design trends see the dining table not as a stand-alone element but as an integral part of the home. When it comes to inserting this accessory in the dining room, living room or kitchen, it is necessary to carefully consider where to place it in order to maintain the visual harmony of the environment.

bonaldo curling table

Placing the table in the dining room:

This is the most popular choice. For those who have a space to devote entirely to the dining room, the table becomes the focal point, the most important piece of furniture on which to adapt the rest of the decor. In this case, interior designers opt for placing the table in the centre of the room, choosing models with an elegant and refined design without forgetting functionality.

miniforms barry table

Get the look with:  Barry table

In a dining room, a rectangular or oval table is always perfect for any occasion!

miniforms pixie table

Get the look with:  Pixie table

Placing the table in the kitchen:

The kitchen is a cosy, intimate place for meals shared with one’s family. For this type of environment, we recommend placing the table near a source of natural light such as a window. If you have enough space it is best to choose a rectangular table, otherwise it is better to opt for a round one that does not take up too much space but at the same time can fill a gap that would be otherwise difficult to enhance.

sancal pion table

sancal pion table 1

Get the look with:  Pion table

miniforms decapo table

Get the look with:  Decapo table

Placing the table in the living room:

If you decide to place the dining table in the living room, you will have to design the room to create two different areas in the same space: the living area and the dining area. The table will no longer be the protagonist, but will have to coexist in balance with the sofa and with all the typical furniture of a living room: sideboard, coffee table, armchair, rugs…

miniforms illo table

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sancal tortuga table

Get the look with:  Tortuga table

One of the most important criteria when deciding where to place the table in the living room is to establish the correct distance from the sofa. You need to consider at least 60 cm of space that will allow you to move easily around the sofa and generally speaking at least one metre or a little more between the table and the sofa.

bonaldo big table

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