Buying Guide: Rules For Buying Dining Tables And Chairs

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Your dining room is a place where your family and friends get together for big dinners and holiday celebrations. So, the dining furniture you choose will demonstrate that everyone is welcome to your home. Chances are that the dining table and chairs you buy now will the furniture you’ll have for many years to come. Learning some tips will help you shop smart and buy a dining room furniture that will suit your needs and last for a long period of time.

Dining Table Shopping Tips

1. Keep Style in Mind

When shopping for dining tables, choose a table that reflects the architecture of your house and the décor of the other rooms. The table material is something that can affect this, but there are some exceptions. For example, a mahogany table gives a more formal feel to a dining room while an oak or pine dining table can feel casual – even though they are all made out of wood. Another factor that can also change the style of dining tables is the table legs. When it comes to metal tables, they are usually sleek and very modern. But if they feature curved legs, they can feel more elegant.

2. Select the Right Size

Before you choose a dining table, measure your dining room. Keep in mind that you will need space to pull out the chairs and walk around. A bistro table or a round table makes a good option for smaller rooms, while a rectangular table fits better in larger rooms. As a rule of thumb, you should leave 1,20 meters between the edge of the table and the closest piece of furniture or wall.

3. Consider The Number Of People That Can Sit At The Table

Dining table size

Table shape

Number of people

70cm to 100cm

Square

4

90cm to 120cm

Round

4

70cm by 115cm to 100cm by 150cm

Rectangle

4 to 6

150cm to 200cm

Round

4 to 6

90cm by 150cm to 120cm by180cm

Rectangle

6 to 8

90cm by 150cm to 120cm by180cm

Oval

6 to 8

90cm by 200cm to 120cm by 230cm

Rectangle

8 to 10

90cm by 200cm to 200cm by 230cm

Oval

8 to 10

90cm by 240cm to 120cm by 270cm

Rectangle

10 to 12

90cm by 315cm to 120cm by 320cm

Rectangle

14 to 16

Dining Chair Shopping Tips

1. Match the Chairs With Your Table

When buying dining chairs separately from your dining table, make sure to look for sizes that work together. Dining tables are usually 70cm to 76cm tall, and you want about 30 cm from seat to the top of the table. So choose dining chairs that are 45cm to 48cm tall for traditional height tables.

2. Choose Chair Materials

To make comfortable, dining chairs usually come with upholstered seats. However, these chairs are more likely to be spilled on eventually. Materials that make easy for cleaning include microsuede, leather, or cotton.

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