Have you recently moved house? Or just fancy a change?
Does your table no longer fit with your interior?
Do not panic!
Here is our guide to help you choose the best table size based on the number of people, and the number of chairs you have.
To choose a table with the right dimensions, you will need to:
1. Choose your table according to the room it will be in
2. Take into account the dimensions of the chairs and the distance between them
3. Choose the size according to the number of people you have
Which table size to choose?
Before rushing into buying your new dining table, it is important to know where it will fit in your home.
Depending on the room chosen and the arrangement of the furniture, the dimensions of the table and its shape will vary.
Do not forget that your table and chairs will take up an important place in the living room.
How to choose the shape of your table?
The choice of table shape is not to be taken lightly.
The rectangular table is the most common shape
For a guest to be comfortably seated and able to eat in good conditions, their comfort zone must be at least 60cm.
In order to find the length of a table, you need to multiply 60cm by the number of chairs you want.
The distance between the chairs and the wall must also be taken into account: allow a space of at least 110cm to 120cm.
Here is an explanatory diagram to more easily understand the calculation to be carried out:
Space to be kept between the chairs
Note: the legs of the table are to be taken into account. Depending on their location and design, guests may not be arranged in the same way or will have less space.
The dimensions of a round table, square table and rectangle table for two people are as follows:
Table size for 2 people
Here are the dimensions of a table for 3 to 4 people:
Table size for 4 people
A second configuration exists for the rectangular table: a chair on each side, like the square table.
The appropriate dimensions for a standard table for 6 people are as follows:
Table size for 6 people
Here are the dimensions of a table for 8 people:
Table size for 8 people
The dimensions to choose for a table of 10 people:
Table size for 10 people
The dimensions of a table for 12 people are as follows:
Table size for 12 people
We have prepared for you a table summarising all the measures set out above:
Circle table (diameter)
Table size for 2
70 x 70cm
Table size for 4
120 x 80cm
100 x 100cm
Table size for 6
180 x 90cm
120 x 120cm
Table size for 8
200 x 90cm
140 x 140cm
Table size for 10
240 x 100cm
160 x 160cm
Table size for 12
280 x 120cm
200 x 200cm
Depending on the room and its purpose, it is important to choose a table at the right height:
Coffee table and side table: 30 and 40cm
Dining table, kitchen table and desk: 70 to 75cm
Kitchen high table: 90 to 95cm
Bar table, high table and professional counter: 110 to 115cm
|Kitchen high table|
Although the table heights are standard, they will not be compatible with your all chairs.
For maximum harmony with your table, ask yourself the following questions:
For armchairs, can the armrests slide under the table? Or, on the contrary, should they be blocked by the table?
Should the armrests slide or be blocked by the table?
If you want to buy a new kitchen table or dining table, it is very likely that you want to change chairs to perfectly complement your decoration.
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Now here you are with all the keys in hand to successfully choose the table that best suits your interior and the style of your home.
Note: The dimensions given are indicative for a standard table. The measures may change depending on the material of the table, but also the size, shape and position of the legs.
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