In this Limehouse kitchen, the rectangular Wardley table emphasises the streamlined look of the cabinetry and means the whole kitchen has the same sharp, strong lines. If you’d contrasted it with a round table, the contemporary, fluid aesthetic would have diluted.
The same goes for the image with our round Chichester table. This is a room that’s all about softness, and by choosing a circular table with the base painted in a similar tone to the walls, the softness is dialled up.
You can use your table to pick up on shapes in your room that you want to draw attention to as well. Our extending Chichester table in the last image picks up on the other rectangular elements in the room, from the architrave and cornicing, through to the beautiful wooden shutters in the adjoining sitting room.
So, consider a contrasting dining table shape if you don’t want to focus on one particular look, feel or feature in your room but to have a few points of difference. If you’d prefer to have continuation in your room, choose a coordinating shape.