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The fondest memories are made when gathered around a dining table. Your table is an important purchase for your home. There are four dining room table shapes from which to choose: square, oval, circle and rectangle. When shopping for a dining room table, look for the tables that are more than 36” wide. This will give you enough room on the both sides for guests to eat while allowing space for serving dishes and center pieces in the middle of the table. And another thing to remember is to make sure you choose a table that allows for a 48” pathway between the edge of the table and the closest wall or furniture. This way, guests can relax comfortably and there’s an open pathway around the table.

Once you have your table that scales to the room, you will want a chandelier over it to provide adequate light and a nice aesthetic feature that can become a dramatic focal point. You want to make sure that your chandelier scales properly to your dining room and is always directly centered above your table. And it should be low. Make sure the bottom of your chandelier is 60-66 inches above the floor. If you have staggered pendant lights, then the rule applies to the lowest light.