Choose a style that is appropriately sized for the room in which it will be placed. For instance, if you have a small dining area or small dining room, you should go with a smaller dining table. A big dining room can handle larger tables. Also leave room for people to traverse the dining area and be seated comfortably without worry of bumping into the wall or one another. Leave at least four feet between the table`s edge and the wall or other furniture in the room. An average dining table is around three feet across at minimum - smaller than that and you have little or no room to place your food on the table - and larger makes it difficult to carry on conversation with people seated across from you.
When it comes to loading the room with furniture, keep to small-to-medium sized fittings. One means to maximize space is to use a table with leaves, in lieu of a huge dining table which will free up some room while allowing additional seating when necessary. You can also fix any monotony in the decorating approach of your dining room by mixing large with small, so though you might decide to try the small table, add into your design a large mirror or server, which not only gives some style, but also gives you the feeling that the room is more spacious than it really is.