Round dining tables have been popular throughout the ages, as those seated have had equal social access. Seating politicians at a round conference table has been a smart diplomatic move (as recorded in the legend of the Knights of the Round Table), and round dining room tables have always implied the circle of friendship and togetherness. They either come with supporting legs built near the outer rim, or as a pedestal table with legs radiating from a center point. Some people prefer these, as no one particularly cares to sit “at the leg” when dining.
Large round dining tables soften the right-angle look to any dining room or restaurant, and easily allow for that squeezed in extra chair. One can see real symmetry when viewing a room with round tables, complete with equally spaced chairs and center-pieces or candles. Even large banquets make use of hundreds of round tables with extensions to accommodate everyone present.
If you plan on a back yard gazebo as next summer’s building project, a centered round glass table with comfortable chairs will be a wonderful addition. Now, many of the outdoor tables come with a propane “fire pit” built into the center so you can enjoy a safe campfire as well.
For the living room, if you wish to rearrange furniture to make a cozy conversation area around an entertainment center or fireplace, the round coffee table will be perfect. No banging of shins on corners, and will be delightful to decorate!
Try a small round glass pedestal table in a bedroom to hold a telephone, lamp, or clock – a pleasant change from the standard square or rectangular nightstand, and a set of two would perfectly balance that master bedroom.
There is also nothing as charming is that coffee shop containing the cozy round tables for two at the windows, or the old-fashioned high round “ice-cream tables” with decorative wrought iron round chairs to match. It is a treat to be seated at one of those pedestal tables with a friend and sipping a treat of choice. Many of these specialty treat shops furnish the windows with these fancy tables and chairs, placing the larger ones in the center of the room.
Some homes are fortunate enough to have a breakfast nook where a round kitchen table would be a perfect fit, and small round dining room tables work well in any apartment dining area, classroom, office area, or dining room. Round dining tables are a nice fit where and whenever people need to congregate, whether just for relaxation, or for coming together in problem solving.