A round table is an efficient use of a room’s real estate. More people can be adapted around a round table than around a square or rectangular table. Use the method a decorator uses that will help you figure out the maximum size of table your room can hold and still be usable. Follow up with the improvement of the number of seats the table can adapt comfortably for a complete table-planning project.
Measure the width and length of this room. Draw a floor plan representation of this room on scale graph paper, with a scale of 1 square into equal 6 inches. As an example, if the chamber measures 16 feet by 12 feet, draw a room outline 32 squares by 24 squares.
Measure the width and place of the doors in the room. Indicate them on the graph paper using a break from the wall line equivalent to the position and width of the doorway. If the door opens into the room, then draw the place occupied by the door swing on the graph paper. The door swing signals the amount of space the doorway occupies since it opens. Pull the door swing for a half circle, the radius of this circle equal to the width of the doorway, the center of the diameter line aligning into the hinge side of the door.
Indicate the fireplace, if present, and any heat registers or ac units present in the room onto the floor plan. Indicate any furniture is to remain in the room, like a sideboard or buffet and hutch or sliding cabinet doors.
Draw a line around the floorplan, 36 inches from all of the obstacles, indicating the most distance to get a table. This is the place available to adapt the table and seats. (A seat requires a minimum of 36 inches from the edge of the table for simplicity of operation. Thirty-six inches equates to 6 squares on the floorplan.)
Gauge the narrowest distance on the floorplan from side to side in maximum distance available. This is the maximum-diameter table that can easily fit in the room and allow proper seat manipulation around the table.
Multiply the width of the table by 3.14 and divide the result by 24 inches to the number of seats that can fit comfortably around the table. As an example, if the width of the table is 60 inches, then the table can comfortably accommodate eight or seven people.