Dining furniture can be one of the biggest investments in your design budget. High-quality dining tables and chairs can last a long time, so you’ll want to choose carefully for your family’s lifestyle now and in the future.
The size and shape of your dining room will determine what type of table you can use. Sketch out your dining room’s dimensions. Don’t forget about the light fixture, you’ll want to center your table underneath it. Leave about three feet of space from the edge of the table to the wall or other furniture, so you can comfortably move chairs in and out. Leftover space can be used for other furniture, such as a buffet or extra chairs.
Dining tables can be anywhere from 36″ to 60″ wide, so if space is limited use a narrow table. If your dining room is square, a large round table is a great option! Or, consider a large square table that seats two on each side.
If you have a traditional, separate dining room, place other furniture against the wall first and measure the space that’s left. A good rule of thumb for finding the maximum table length is to subtract six feet from the length of your room.
If you have an open-concept floor plan, you’ll still need to center the dining table with the light fixture and make sure you have three feet of room on either side of the table. Extra space is great for foot traffic.
We hope these tips will help you find the right dining table for your home!