The kitchen is the place where all the members of the family gather for lunch or dinner. The dining area is used for the reception of guests, tea for a pleasant conversation. The table in it performs many functions, so his choice is a responsible and important matter.
Tables come in different sizes, shapes, colors. Let us dwell on the round ones. Consider all possible options for dining areas with a round table in your kitchen.
Pros and cons of the round table
Pros of the round table:
- Absence of angles. It is safe for children and comfortable for adults;
- Occupies less space in the kitchen, if you put it close to the window;
- Placing more people;
- It is convenient to sit, because the legs of the table do not interfere;
- Creates an atmosphere of romance.
- Instability of models on one support. A rectangular table stands stronger on four legs;
- By setting a round table on three legs, you solve the problem of instability easily and simply;
- It can not be placed close to the wall;
- It is impossible to make a chain of several round tables for the reception of a large number of guests;
- For a round table with a large surface it is not convenient to reach the middle to take any dish.
We choose a table for kitchen of different designs
A round table can be combined with any design.
The main thing is to choose the color gamut and the material from which the table top is made.
Wooden tables of large and small sizes are suitable for kitchen in the style of Provence; Dark shades are used in English, and plastic - in a modern style.
Art deco can be muted by a round table of pleasant milky color.
And the bright textiles of the tablecloth will give the juiciness and brightness of the kitchen in the Scandinavian style, which is performed in white and blue shades.
The size of the kitchen and the table. How to combine?
The round table fits into a room of any size.
The main thing is to choose the size of the table top.
A small round table can be put in a small kitchen designed for two or three people.
The large table perfectly fits into the living room, possibly connected to the dining room.
At this table, you can not only dine, but also arrange gatherings with a large number of guests.
According to experienced designers, a round table is best placed in a square-sized room.
Place it in the middle. Then the use of the space will be optimally economical and functional.
We choose the right size of the round table
The size depends on the number of seats.
For two, the table is not more than 60 cm in diameter. It is convenient to place it in a tiny kitchen.
The truth is to put a large number of dishes for lunch is very problematic. Therefore, even if your family consists of a small number of people, choose a table of large sizes, because you can suddenly arrive guests.
The diameter of the round table 90 - 120 cm allows you to accommodate up to 4 people, 120-140 cm - 6 guests, 140-180 cm - up to 12 members of the company, gathered for dinner.
The tables of the average size, calculated on 5-6 landing places are best looked.
They should have one stable leg, rather wide in diameter. For example, a round wooden table with a carved support in the middle of the table.
A large table, which can accommodate 10-12 guests, should have a solid support. But they look cumbersome. Suitable for country houses or apartments with an area of not less than 150-200 sq.m.
To put such a tabletop on 4 legs, means to add to it more cumbersome and to deprive the main advantage - a large legroom under the table for diners. A large space for people's movement should remain around this model of the dining area.
Small round tables on legs of chrome steel perfectly fit into small kitchens. It is the legs that emphasize the fragility and tenderness of the table. He visually makes the room bigger and more spacious.
So, when choosing a round-shaped table, be guided by the size of the room.
For spacious houses and apartments, massive tables with wide carved legs or curbstones under the top are suitable.
And for small kitchens - plastic or metal high-tech tables.
Dimensional characteristics of round tables
Designers constantly find new solutions and ideas for increasing the functionality of kitchen furniture.
Their task is to help housewives use the space optimally effectively, while having an elegant and beautiful kitchen. For roundtables there were also several ideas.
Sliding round table
It consists of 3 parts. One is hidden below and extends when two other parts are unfolded to the sides, filling the middle.
When buying, pay attention to the operation of the sliding table mechanism. It must be disassembled and assembled easily, forming an even surface, without overlapping parts.
A type of sliding table that has a different mechanism of operation. There are two kinds of transformers: a table-book and sliding apart in opposite directions.
The table-book is known to everyone since Soviet times. They are used for parties, when receiving a large number of guests.
Sliding parts are installed on additional legs, which are attached in a static state to the table top from the bottom.
Advantages of the book table:
- Ease of use;
- A simple mechanism;
- Possibility to get a large space for 8-10 people.
Disadvantages of the book table: Additional table tops prevent sitting in the folded state.
Transformer with a sliding tabletop in opposite sides is arranged in such a way that the additional table top is hidden under the main one. She moves in the opposite direction.
Obtained a dining surface oval shape. The central zone is not filled in separately as in the table-book.
- Occupies a minimum of space;
- Expanding, increases in diameter by 2-3 times;
- Ease of use.
- High price;
- In the decomposed form takes up a lot of space. In small rooms interferes with the passage and movement of people.
Use any kind of sliding table is beneficial, because it is very functional. You save money, because you buy a dining table for every day and furniture for lunch with guests at the same time.
Materials for the manufacture of round tables
The technology of making dining tables with different designs does not stand still. About 8 types of material are used for their production.
They are made of solid pine, maple, birch, oak, cedar.
The dining area, made of wood, creates simplicity, cosiness in the kitchen.
The advantages of wooden furniture are environmental friendliness, convenience, safety.
Disadvantages - the complexity of care. It is necessary to protect wooden furniture from moisture, aggressive kitchen environment.
Advice! When buying a wooden table, keep in mind that such material absorbs moisture, it leaves indelible stains from colored products. For example, borscht or pomegranate juice.
Table from MDF
It is made from sawdust, production waste, connected by special glue.
They have an attractive look and a democratic price, but they are short-lived and fragile.
Tables made of stone, marble, ceramics
They are used more often on the street, in suburban homes, because they are massive and bulky.
Have a high price, but with an attractive appearance that can be easily combined with kitchen furniture in color and design.
The worktop as a rule is made of an identical material.
Non-standard material for the production of home furniture. Used rarely for classic kitchen design styles. But such material is practical and durable.
A popular material for countertops of any size and style.
Due to the fragility of the glass, stronger elements are added to the table model: a metal frame, a plastic rim, etc.
The beauty and singularity of the glass table is hard not to notice to any guest.
Dining areas with this model add to the kitchen or living room romantic, tender.
The glass table lets in light, makes the space visually larger.
Care for the glass table is painstaking and daily. It can be seen any stains, divorces.
It is necessary to purchase special means for its processing and washing.
On it it is easy to leave scratches with cutlery, and it is impossible to eliminate such a defect.
Use a glass table in a house with a lot of small children is not safe.
For most of us, such tables are associated with country houses or a trip to nature. But this is an erroneous opinion. You can use plastic kitchen tables in the apartment.
They have a lot of advantages. It's simplicity and convenience in use. They are easy to wash, move, because the plastic table is very light.
The price of plastic tables remains in the economy segment, it is easy to pick up chairs of different colors and shapes.
Such furniture is better to combine with plastic headsets or other elements of kitchen design. Next to the wooden chairs and cupboards, the plastic table looks bad.
We select chairs for the round table
When choosing chairs for a round table, pay attention to the shape, size and material of the seats.
The first rule to follow is the coincidence of the form. For a round table, choose round chairs.
The legs of the table and chairs should be approximately the same size. You can not put a chair on a thin chrome support chair with four thick wooden legs.
If you are a supporter of fashion trends in design and interior, you will definitely like the option of a single design of the table and chairs. Seats are pulled out from the niches at the bottom of the table during lunch, after food is pushed back, forming a single ensemble with a table.
For people who love to experiment, you can use a mix of chairs. Buy chairs of the same shape, but in different colors. Each member of the family chooses a seat according to mood and desire.
Combining furniture from different materials is not always bad and ugly. For example, wooden chairs perfectly match the plastic, stone, marble tables and vice versa. But to use cumbersome "royal" wooden seats in the style of high-tech, modern is ridiculous and ridiculous.
Kitchen in the Art Nouveau style is perfect for tulip chairs. They are designed for round tables of small size and a height of not more than 80 cm. Such models are often made of plastic, so they are suitable for plastic and wooden tables.
Glass chairs can be combined only with a glass table of any size. They also expand the space. Make the interior original and fresh.
Leather chairs will create an atmosphere of well-being and self-confidence.
A new trend of fashion was the chairs of rattan. They can be substituted for a wooden and plastic table. They look especially comfortable with a pillow on the seat.
Chairs with a metal frame are suitable for any worktop. The table can be supported by a metal leg.
A bulky round table requires massive seats with armrests and soft upholstery. This option is suitable for a spacious living room to accommodate a large number of people.
What color will the table suit your interior?
Popular shades of tables in the kitchens are white and all variations of pastel tones. This color scheme always refreshes the interior.
A white dining area is easy to contrast with a dark headset, a hi-tech technique.
If you want to concentrate on the table and chairs in the kitchen, use the stop-color technique. Contrasting the two colors in the room delays a person's view of each element of the design.
For example, ideally white furniture on one side of the room and blue-black table with white chairs.
Most often, the hostesses choose the white color for the table in the kitchen. Delicate and clean, white gives the kitchen freshness, expands space.
Black table has its advantages. With him you can create a modern style. He looks original in the kitchen in the Art Nouveau style, high-tech.
Lovers of classics and aristocracy - black is also suitable. He looks modest and minimizes space.
Natural colors of kitchen furniture give the room a natural, natural, comfortable and safe feeling.
Important! Light shades are more durable than dark ones. On them scratches and mechanical other damages will be noticeable less.