The size of a dining table can affect the appearance of a room tremendously. Not only can it offer space for people to move, but it establishes a visual balance within the environment. That way, everyone can be comfortable when they sit or walk in the room.
Tips for Selecting a Dining Table Size
Here are some important tips for choosing the proper dining table size.
- The space for every person at the table should be 600mm long (unless the chairs have a unique style to them).
- If seats get placed at the ends of the tables, then 600 to 800mm of additional length is needed. It will create more legroom for people.
- The legs’ length and width should be added to the table’s length and width.
- The table should be at least 800mm away from the walls and all other objects and furniture in the room.
- The table should be no more than 1,800mm away from the walls and all other objects and furniture in the room.
- The width of the table should be at least 1050mm.
The Sizes of Square Dining Tables
Here are the common sizes of square dining tables.
- Square Table (6 Seats): 1,100 to 1,400mm
- Square Table (8 Seats): 1,400 to 1,600mm
The Sizes of Rectangular Dining Tables
Here are the standard sizes of rectangular dining tables.
- Rectangular Table (6 Seats): 1,600 to 1,800mm. You would have two people on any side or one person on any end.
- Rectangular Table (8 Seats): 2,100 to 2,400mm. You would have three people on any side or one person on any end.
- Rectangular Table (10 Seats): 2,600 to 3,000mm. You would have four people on any side or one person on any end.
- Rectangular Table (12 Seats): 2,600 to 3,000mm. You would have four people on any side or two people on any end.
The Sizes of Round Dining Tables
It can become rather complicated to calculate the size of a round table. It would help if you thought about how many seats you want at the table first. Then you measure the diameter of the table in millimetres and then multiply it by 3.144. After that, you divide the total by 600 if you want a standard number of seats. But if you want to have more space at the table, then you need to increase the diameter of it.
6 Seats = 1,200mm
8 Seats = 1,600mm
Other Considerations to Make When Selecting a Table Size
Think about the chairs that you have for the table. Do they have unusually big armrests or wide seats? If so, then you might need to measure those areas of the chairs and factor them into the size of the table. There should be enough space to push every chair into the table when they are not being used. If you know the size of your chairs, then it is easier to make adjustments to the size of your table accordingly.
What about the legs of the table? You need to know how big they are and where they will go underneath your table. Then you will have a better idea of how to size your table properly.
For example, the Torquay Point has legs in the corners of the table. Because of this, the size is not affected all that much. But if you have box legs on your table, such as with the Winkipop table, then you must increase the length between the legs or set them back away from the edge. That way, you can fit more seats on the sides of the table.