There’s something so nice about round dining tables. They create an instant focal point in a space, drawing your eye and inviting you to sit down for a cosy, intimate gathering. I always think the use of circles in an interior can help soften a space. Rounded shapes bring a feeling of femininity and fluidity to a room, balancing clean, architectural lines and creating little pockets of interest.
Round dining tables are perfect for small spaces too. They can often slot into compact spaces better than their rectangular siblings, taking up less of a footprint. You also feel like you can get round them more easily, without bumping into a sharp edge. So if you’re stuck for space, I’ve got a dozen beautiful designs that will help transform a corner of your home into the perfect spot for eating and relaxing.
Images: Main image: Menu, top to bottom: HAY, Skagerak, Karimoku New Standard, Case Furniture, Menu
Here I’ve rounded up 12 of the best minimalist round dining tables, from simple white designs to timeless solid wood shapes. They range in price from £500 to just under £2,000.
Quite a few of these designs come in a couple of different sizes, and plenty are available in multiple finishes. But you’ll tend to find most dining tables are either 90cm or 120cm. The general rule is that a table with 100cm diameter will fit four people round it, a table of 120cm will comfortably fit six people, and a table of 150cm will fit eight people. Depending on the number of people you wish to have around the table, you’ll want to think about the legs on the dining table and whether they’ll clash awkwardly with the chairs. One leg, cone-shaped designs are the most streamlined and you won’t have the issue of sitting with a table leg between your legs.
1. HAY Copenhagen round table (CPH 20), £696.15, was £819, Kin. –
Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, this table features a solid oak frame and plywood tabletop that comes in a variety of wood or linoleum options. Available in 90cm and 120cm diameters
2. Case Kigumi round dining table, £965, Heal’s – This table designed by British designer Matthew Hilton seats six people and is available in oak, walnut and wenge wood finishes
3. Karimoku New Standard Colour Wood dining table, £1,375, Really Well Made – Designed by Amsterdam-based design studio Scholten and Baijings, this faceted table sits on a chunky barrel-like base made of oak wood. It comes in whitened chestnut wood or light grey
4. Ajowan round dining table, £799, La Redoute [Ad – affiliate link] – seating 4-6 people, this table features a table top and legs in oak veneered MDF with a solid oak rim
5. Artek Round Dining Table 91, £1,637, The Conran Shop [Ad – affiliate link] – Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935 for Artek, this birch and white table is a timeless classic, featuring a white laminate table top resting on Aalto’s signature bent L-legs
6. AM.PM Mayra aged metal dining table, £1,325 for 107cm diameter, £999 for 120cm diameter, La Redoute [Ad – affiliate link] – A sleek cone-shaped base and slender table top, with a worn-effect gun metal finish
7. Liv round lacquer dining table, £799, West Elm [Ad – affiliate link] – A retro style design made from an engineered wood top and steel frame in a white water-based finish.
8. MENU Snaregade dining table, £1,050, SCP – Designed by Norm Architects, the Snaregade table was originally created for the dining room of Menu founder Bjarne Hansen. It comes in two sizes, with a black frame and a black oak veneer or charcoal linoleum table top.
9. Duhrer extending round dining table, £799, John Lewis [Ad – affiliate link] – this dining table, made from high-quality solid oak and veneers, can be extended with a table leaf to offer seating for up to six diners
10. Austin oak dining table, £500, Habitat [Ad – affiliate link] – Designed in house by Matt Long and made from solid and veneered oak, this table’s splayed legs have gently rounded edges that evoke the spirit of classic Scandinavian designs
11. HAY Loop Stand round table, £652, was £815, Utility Design – Designed by Leif Jørgensen for Hay, this simple table is reduced to the bare minimum, with a round table top and three minimalist metal legs. Available in three size options and two finish options
12. Skagerak Hven dining table, £1,975, Nest – Made from sustainably-sourced untreated oak, this dining table by Anton Bjorsing is honest and elegant in its simplicity