Neoclassical dining table: how to choose the best one for your dining room

By Jelena Raicevic
20 August 2021

Styles, Interior Design Items


A classic style has always been about elegance and luxury appeal. In its different aesthetic options and in every furnishing context it shows its versatile, timeless and charming character.

Of all the stylistic variations, there is one in particular that fascinates: the neoclassical style. A furnishing style that can “dress” every room with sumptuous luxury and elegance in a balanced formula.

In this article, we will focus on the dining room furniture and, specifically, on the table choice given that the table is the true protagonist of this interior design style.


6 Tips to set the right neoclassical concept in your dining room

Before focusing on the choice of the ideal table for your dining room, it would be a good idea to outline the layout of the room. From the layout to the selection of furniture, wall decorations and finally the smallest details.

Here are some tips to guide you to set up the perfect neoclassical dining room:

  1. Setting the right color palette
  2. Paint the walls or decorate them with wallpaper
  3. Include decorative lighting
  4. Give preference to furniture with precious decorative details: friezes, cymas and columns
  5. Place a large classic-style carpet in your dining room
  6. Decorate with fine furniture accessories

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1. Setting the right color palette

As a first design step, it is necessary to set the right color palette suitable to the furnishing context. In this case, the neo-classical style calls for a range of soft, neutral colors such as cream, ivory, gold and silver.

Shades of this type add aesthetic depth to your dining room.

For this reason, we recommend that you create a furnishing composition perfectly in tune with the color standards typical of this style.


2. Paint the walls or decorate them with wallpaper

To start decorating your dining room correctly, you should start from the walls. Choose according to your preference: paint using pastel shades or wallpaper in a neoclassical style with classic style patterns or arabesques).

In both cases, these decorative solutions will immediately express elegance.


Neoclassic dining table: wallpaper


3. Include decorative lighting

In addition to providing the room with practical illumination, decorative lighting is ideal to create a very welcoming atmosphere. To decorate with elegance the dining area, choose neoclassical style lamps.

We recommend combining the use of several lighting solutions from different materials. Opt for majestic chandeliers and/or glass or crystal body. You could also select table lamps with a gilded wooden, copper, iron or brass stand.

Use classic design decorative lamps to communicate through lighting the kind of mood you wish to convey in your dining room: cozy, convivial, and stimulating.


4. Give preference to furniture with precious decorative details: friezes, cymas and columns

The atmosphere of each room will take shape above all thanks to precious decorative details such as friezes, cymas and columns.

Unique details that not only embellish the furniture but also enhance its stylistic power.

Select furnishing elements meticulously finished with precious decorations patterns in Greek-Roman style may to combine with a curio cabinet with side columns.


Neoclassic dining table: precius decorative details


5. Place a large classic-style carpet in the dining room

To complete the composition, you could place tables and chairs on a large classical-style carpet. Make sure that the carpet is large enough to host the dining table and chairs.

A decorative touch that will not go unnoticed and will add comfort and style to your dining room.


6. Decorate with fine furnishing accessories

To further embellish the room, use the decorative power of fine furnishing accessories such as vases with gilded details and bas-reliefs, brass candelabras with gold or silver lacquer, decorated table lamps and decorative hand-painted dishes to hang on the wall.

All items of great visual impact that pay homage to the neoclassical style, and lend a luxury look to the dining room.


Neoclassic dining table: furnishing accessories


4 Aspects to consider before choosing a neoclassical dining table

Tables and chairs together form a fundamental part of the dining. In order for them to match the style of the furniture, they must meet the neoclassical style rules.

Basically, the dining table is the focal point of the dining room, so there will be several aspects to take into account when making the right choice: from size and shape to material.

Specifically, it is important to consider:

Let's move on now by analyzing each point.


1. The size of the room

First of all, it is critical to assess the size of the space where the dining set will be placed. This will give you an idea of the size of the dining table you need.

Ideally, the distance between the edge of the dining table and the wall, or any other piece of furniture, should be roughly one meter. This will allow you to have enough space to move around freely, move the chairs and have enough space to walk around the table.


Neoclassic dining table: sixe of the room


2. The shape of the table to suit the room

The size of your dining room has a critical impact on the shape of the table. If you have limited space, we recommend a 36-44 inches square four-seater table or a round table with a 36-48 inches diameter.

You could also choose a triangular-shaped table. These models can accommodate up to 6 people depending on their position and size.

If you have enough space, a 72 inch long rectangular table will be the ideal choice to accommodate six people, while a 96 inch long rectangular table can comfortably accommodate eight people.


3. The material and finishes

The choice of material and finishes is an important decision to take in this case, taking into consideration the neoclassical furnishing concept and therefore an entire series of related aesthetic factors.

Like, for example:

  • Wall and/or wallpaper color
  • Floor color and finish
  • Design of the remaining furnishings that make up the composition

If you like wood, we recommend that you always opt for hard and strong woods such as walnut, mahogany or oak.

If, on the other hand, you want to opt for more sober and elegant material, choose a table with a glass top: ideal for different types of decorations.

And, since glass tables are reflective, they add a lighter, brighter touch to the room.


Neoclassic dining table: material and finishes


4. What sort of seats should be combined with the table

The ideal way to choose dining room seats would be to buy the entire set, or choose chairs that match the table perfectly.

If you’re in a daring mood, let your creativity and the desire to create new combinations run loose: choose chairs from another collection and match them with the table using aesthetic criteria.


Neoclassical dining table: the central element you need to complete the furnishing of your dining room

We’ve given you some useful tips in order to correctly choose dining tables for your dining room in this article.

Furthermore, to guide you through the various style and concept options, we have shown you the Arredoclassic collections designed for this key environment in your home.

We advise you to opt for the collection that most appeals to you and then opt for an ad hoc solution that can make your dining room a welcoming, refined and comfortable space.


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Jelena Raicevic

As part of the commercial department, Jelena Raicevic loves to discover different cultures and trends, mainly related to the furnishing worlds.