Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room

Created at: 26 Jan, 2024

Dining tables play an important part in family gatherings, romantic meals and celebrations with friends, so choosing a dining table that is the right size for your needs is very important. Dining table size depends on many factors. For example: how many people usually dine, how many guests you usually entertain and the size of your house. A dining table design that is compatible with all your needs is always the perfect choice for your dining room.

1. What size dining table is suitable for your dining room?

If you often hold large parties, choose a large table with many chairs. Also, if you are used to organizing intimate meetings. Or if you own a small apartment, a smaller dining table with 4 chairs will be perfectly suitable. We’ve put together this guide on choosing the right dining table to help you find the best dining table size and perfect design for your home.

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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To be able to comfortably stand up and push the chair away from the table, allowing people to move around easily. The distance you need between the edge of the table and the wall is: 90cm, 100cm to 120cm or wider. To find the largest size dining table that fits your space, measure the length and width of the dining room space, then subtract 180cm to get the maximum length and width for the table. your.

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You may want a large dining table that seats 10, but the room size only allows for 4. You’re better off choosing a smaller, more fitted table.

2. What shape is best for a dining table?

Rectangular tables are the most popular dining table shape, and they’re also best suited for entertaining large groups. Round or oval tables give you more space to move around. Because of the angular shape, it is suitable for small parties because people can see and talk to each other intimately. For more advice, don’t hesitate to inbox us for advice!

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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3. How to coordinate dining tables into the kitchen space

When you choose a dining table for your kitchen space, there are several types of tables that can suit each type of space. Below is a description of each table type (square, round, oval, rectangular) and how they can fit perfectly into a specific space:

a. Square dining table

Suitable for small spaces: Square tables are often suitable for smaller kitchen spaces or narrow dining corners, creating a neat feeling and saving space. Square tables often allow people to sit together closely, creating opportunities for warm conversation.

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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b. Round dining table

Round tables create softness and friendliness in the kitchen space. It eliminates sharp edges and creates a pleasant conversational space. Ideal for small and medium spaces, suitable for kitchen spaces of limited or medium shape.

Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room - OkelaWood
Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

c. Oval dining table

Oval tables combine the benefits of square tables and round tables. It is suitable for medium and larger kitchen spaces, creating flexibility in seating arrangements. It can be used to maximize seating capacity while maintaining a sense of togetherness.

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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d. Rectangular dining table

Rectangular tables are often ideal for larger kitchen spaces. It can accommodate more people and often creates a formal feel. Based on the area and design of your kitchen space, you can choose the most suitable type of dining table to create a comfortable and enjoyable dining space for you and your family.

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4. How much space is needed for each seat to ensure comfort?

Once you have chosen your preferred dining table style, the next step is to choose the appropriate table size. It’s important that when you and your guests sit around the dining table, everyone has plenty of space to relax and eat comfortably without bumping elbows into the person next to them. For each person sitting at the table, 60cm of table top space is the recommended space, or 80cm if the table is larger.

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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The ideal dining table depth is 38cm plus space in the middle to place dishes. For rectangular tables, ensure an additional 30cm at each end for people sitting at both ends of the table. Remember that larger dining chairs will require more room per person. So if you already have dining chairs, measure their width to know how much space is allowed for each person.

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Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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Below is the ideal dining table size that you need corresponding to the number of different seats.

  • Dimensions of dining table with 2 chairs:

Square dining table – 80cm2, rectangular – 80x60cm and round – 91cm diameter

  • Dimensions of dining table with 4 chairs:

Square/round dining table – 120cm; Rectangle / oval – 120x80cm

  • Size of dining table with 6 chairs:

Square/round dining table – 150cm; Rectangle/oval – 180cm

  • Dining table size of 8 chairs:

Square/round dining table – 180cm; Rectangle/oval – 250cm

  • Dining table size of 10 chairs:

Square/round dining table – 210cm; Rectangle/oval – 300cm

Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room - OkelaWood
Choosing the Right Dining Table Size for Dining Room – OkelaWood 

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OkelaWood provides a dining table with a choice of either 4 chairs or 6 chairs, giving you the flexibility to select the appropriate size for your dining room, whether you need a smaller or larger seating arrangement.

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