Picking a Round Dining Table for 4 : a Buyer’s Guide


There are numerous sizes of a round dining table for 4, hence, it might be difficult for you to choose which table that will fit your room. Although the visual of the table is important, but it is more necessary for you to pick a round dining table for 4 that will fit the space. Here are a couple of things to consider before buying a table for four people.

The Right Size

When dealing with a round dining table for 4, it is better for you to buy a 36”-50” round table. A 36”-50” round table is just right for 4 heads to eat and talk comfortably. Between 36” and 50” round table, a 42” round table with a pedestal base is the most perfect size for you. However, if you love to use a round table with legs, a 50” round table suits you the best. You can still put 4 chairs around a 36” round dining table as long as your chairs are not bulky, consider using stools. Avoid buying a table which is too big for your room since it will look cramped. With the right size of the table, people sitting across the table do not need to shout when talking to each other. A too large round table make it difficult to reach for food as well.

The Right Distance

Although a round dining table for 4 is quite small, it is still important to measure the distance between the table and the wall. However if there is furniture in the dining room, start your measurement 42-48” from the edge of the furniture instead of the wall.

If you have not bought your table yet, you can try to test the size of your desired table by placing a bed sheet or two and fold it into the shape of the table. It is better if you can fold the bed sheet into the exact diameter of the table. That way, you will be able to see whether the table works for the room or not.

Lastly, if you currently own a round dining table for 4 but you are having 6 for your upcoming dinner party, you can widen the table using a plywood top on it under the table cloth. A plywood top might raise the table 1” but it does not make any big difference while you use it as an eating surface. This hack is suitable for a table with no extension leaves. If your table comes with leaf, simply expand your table using it.