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5 round dining tables to suit every interior style

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A round timber dining table set with four blue Parisian style chairs.Photography: Natalie Hunfalvay

The thing about a round dining table is it’s often overlooked in favour of a rectangular option, but it’s such an incredible solution for unique dining spaces. Small, awkward or multipurpose rooms can benefit from using round dining tables, and nobody will ever guess it was a design trick as they also look so beautiful.

Depending on the diameter and your choice of chair, they can often seat up to six people. So most households will find a round dining table absolutely perfect for everyday use. It’s likely you can find an option that’s quite adequate for a large group, too.

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A round timber dining table set with four blue Parisian style chairs.
This casual dining spot comprises a round table and set of four Parisian bistro chairs. The botanical print by Designer Boys Art is available at Living By Design. (Photography: Natalie Hunfalvay) (Credit: Photography: Natalie Hunfalvay)

2024’s TOP ROUND DINING TABLES

  1. ‘Miro’ dining table, $1724, Freedom (here’s why)
  2. ‘Gene’ round dining table in Rustic Natural, $1540, MyDeal (here’s why)
  3. Oslo Home ‘Hubert’ dining table in Black, $1399, Temple & Webster (here’s why)

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‘Miro’ dining table

$1724 (usually $2299), Freedom

Best for: Effortless elegance

A round white contemporary dining table that will suit a myriad of home styles. It’s made from concrete, meaning it’s strong and sturdy. Ideal for a single household or larger groups of up to six, it’s a beautiful design that’s guaranteed to garner compliments from guests.

Size: 152cm diameter x 76cm height

Colour: White

Materials: Concrete

Key features:

  • Polyurethane coating for protection
  • 152cm diameter
  • White concrete

02

‘Gene’ round dining table in Rustic Natural

$1540, MyDeal

Best for: A traditional Hamptons look

Handcrafted from reclaimed materials with a rustic grain coming through, this round dining table will add classic charm to your home. The surface is lightly treated to allow the raw, natural characteristics to shine through. It has a sturdy elm wood frame and requires minimal assembly.

Size: 140cm diameter x 78cm height

Colour: Rustic Natural

Materials: Reclaimed elm wood veneer, solid wood and engineered wood

Key features:

  • Handmade
  • Rustic look
  • Lightly treated surface

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Oslo Home ‘Hubert’ dining table in Black

From $1399, Temple & Webster

Best for: Modern dining

This oak wood dining table makes a statement, whether you go for it in Black or the natural Oak option. It features an elegantly fluted column base with a simple round slimline top. It wipes clean easily with a damp cloth and is perfect for daily use.

Size: 105cm diameter x 75cm height

Colours: Black, Oak

Materials: American oak wood

Key features:

  • Sand-free
  • Quick drying
  • 400gsm

04

‘Tonya’ round dining table in Natural

$1485, MyDeal

Best for: An organic touch

This round table is made from engineered wood and oak veneer, with a sturdy design thanks to a metal support structure. It requires minimal assembly and adds an elegant yet organic look to any dining space.

Size: 140cm diameter x 75.5cm height

Colour: Natural

Materials: Engineered wood and oak veneer

Key features:

  • Slatted base pattern
  • Oak veneer
  • Curved top edge

05

‘Marina’ round dining table

$1499, Lounge Lovers

Best for: Relaxed dining

This round dining table has a white concrete top and legs made from solid timber, merging natural and industrial. It has a clear polyurethane seal to protect against stains. The structure is sturdy and designed to withstand boisterous fun over hearty meals.

Size: 130cm diameter x 76cm height

Colour: White/timber

Materials: Concrete, timber

Key features:

  • Sturdy construction
  • Sealed to prevent staining
  • Concrete top

Tablecloths for round dining tables

01

Fog linen work gingham square tablecloth

$125, Kinfolk and Co

Best for: Timeless style

We’re suckers for gingham anywhere in the house. You can dress this cute cloth for a posh dinner party with crisp white napkins and silver candlesticks, or add a bevy of blooms in jam jars for a casual lunchtime look. A square tablecloth works just as well on a round table and allows you to use it for your rectangular table too, albeit a little short of the ends.

Size: 130 x 130cm

Colour: Navy check or Orange check

Materials: 100% linen

Key features:

  • Natural antibacterial properties
  • Made in Lithuania
  • Softens with each wash

02

‘Catzon’ round tablecloth

$50.58, Big W

Best for: An ethereal look

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this tablecloth will lend a romantic look to your round dining table. It’s made of super soft cotton and linen that is waterproof and wrinkle resistant.

Size: 150cm

Colour: Sage Green print on linen

Materials: 90% cotton, 10% linen

Key features:

  • Cotton-linen fabric
  • Botanical print
  • Wrinkle resistant

03

Koo ‘Elsa’ round tablecloth in Taupe & White

$27 (usually $45), Spotlight

Best for: A pretty setting

The chequered pattern comes in three colours and is a lovely way to protect your round dining table and elevate your dining experience.

Size: 180cm

Colours: Taupe & White, Black & White, Red & White

Materials: Cotton and polyester

Key features:

  • Chequered pattern
  • Machine washable
  • Cotton and polyester

04

Greg Natale ‘Hellenica’ round tablecloth

$155, The Iconic

Best for: Minimal elegance

Expert in architecture and interior design Greg Natale has created this stunning self-patterning tablecloth. It comes in black and white, and will bring an elegant look to your dining table.

Sizes: 180cm

Colours: White, Black

Materials: Cotton

Key features:

  • Self-patterning design
  • Cotton
  • Two colours available

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Cotton Pomegranate tablecloth in Beige, 220cm round

$203, Case e Cucina

Best for: Block-printed beauty

Block printing is having a moment right now and this pretty round tablecloth is filled with a bounty of pomegranates to whet the appetite. Contemporary meets charming tradition with this timeless design.

Sizes: 220cm

Colours: White, Black

Materials: 100% Cotton

Key features:

  • Hand block printed design by family-run businesses in India
  • Also available in Small 150x230cm, Large 170x270cm, Extra Long 150x350cm
  • Two colours available

When should you not use a round dining table?

When choosing a table shape and size, be sure to mark out the measurements in your space. It should fill it out enough so it looks like it makes sense, but with room around it to move comfortably. A round dining table is generally going to best suit a more square area, while a rectangular or oval table will suit a long and narrow area.

Do round tables take up less room?

Round dining tables can give the impression that they take up less space as they can be placed in a corner, allowing for easy flow around them. They’re often the best fit for compact spaces or rooms with smaller dimensions.

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