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Picking The Right Dining Chair

Picking The Right Dining Chair

Pick the Right Dining Chair Size and Style
Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes  casual breakfast nooks, formal dining spaces, and everything in between. But the most important element in a dining space is your chair.
Is your dining chair size the right height for your table? Is it comfortable for the type of entertaining you like to do? Is the fabric durable? There are lots of questions to answer before you pick the right one, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

1. Dining Chair Size

Measuring is a crucial task when you’re shopping for furniture, especially when it comes to seating in your dining room. Standard seat height is 18 inches, and a standard table height is 30 inches.

RULE OF THUMB: YOU WANT 12 INCHES BETWEEN THE TOP OF THE DINING CHAIR AND THE BOTTOM OF THE TABLE.

When you’re measuring dining chair size, be sure to take into account the apron of your table, the wooden panel that connects the legs to the top. Not all tables have one, but if you do, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough clearance for knees!

Once you’ve chosen the correct height dining chairs, you’ll want to figure out how many chairs can fit around your table. Leave 24 inches of room per chair. A 72 in long table comfortably seats 6, a 96 inch table comfortably seats 8, and a 120 inch table comfortably seats 10. Of course in a pinch or for big parties, you can squeeze in a few more, but furnish your table for everyday comfort, not a big gathering you only host once a year.

2. Getting The numbers right

Proportion and scale are key to a comfortable home. In this case, we’re talking height, legroom and the number of chairs you can fit around your table.

The standard height of dining tables is around 30 inches, so the height of your chairs should be around 17 to 19 inches high.

The next thing to keep in mind? Your table length. It will dictate the width of your chair and how many chairs it can accommodate comfortably.

3. Comfortable Dining Chair is the Key!

 

There are lots of factors in choosing between upholstered and un-upholstered chairs, and both have their advantages.

A chair like our Constance can easily be wiped down, so you don’t have to worry about spills. A chair that isn’t upholstered is also usually narrower and easier to fit around a smaller table.

But if you love to host long, leisurely dinner parties, you may want to choose something upholstered which will be more comfortable if you linger after meals.

An upholstered armchair dining chair is definitely the most comfortable option if you have a large table or a generously sized room, but be sure you leave 7 inches of room between the arm of the chair and the table.

 

4. Pairing your chairs with style.

For a timelessly stylish dining set-up, going with classic and enduring styles like Mid-century ,modern and Scandinavian designs make for a safe bet. Their organic design lines, tapered legs
and muted tones make for versatile design traits that suit most interiors.
For a timelessly stylish dining set-up, going with classic and enduring styles like Mid century.

 

5. Benches Vs. Chairs

The Trendiest decoration hint at the moment is to replace chairs with side benches, witch owns its popularity to the fact that it looks equally good in country homes ad contemporary halls.

A distinctive advantage is that you can always squeeze an extra person on a bench, but you have to remember that benches can affect the usual dining commodity.

Benches are good idea because they come in all heights and sizes with or without backs and upholstery. The choice is just endless...

 

 
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