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The most difficult part for many people when styling a new room is determining the best sizes of pieces. Nobody likes to get a brand new dining table only to learn that it won't fit in their dining room! With a tape measure and a little know-how, you can make sure you get the perfect piece for your room, every single time.

Dining Table Size Guide

One of the most asked questions we get is "what is the right size dining table for my space?" It's a question that's often answered with more questions. What are the dimensions of the room you're working with? How many people are you looking to seat? These are important factors to take into account when determining the best size dining table for you.

Most dining tables are made according to standard measurements. The standard height is 28-31 inches.

The length varies depending on how many people the table sits. The seating number varies due to the differences in leg layout of the table and chair sizes.

Norah Metal Table Legs

Norah Metal Table Legs

If you want to introduce a formal or relaxed atmosphere in your dining room, the shape of your dining table will play a big part in influencing the overall vibe within the room

  • Rectangle: People tend to gravitate to rectangular dining tables and since most dining rooms are rectangular, these tables fit in well. Rectangular tables are also well-suited for formal dining rooms.
  • Square dining tables are a great option for smaller groups. These tables feel less formal than rectangular ones and provide a greater sense of intimacy.
  • Round: To create a cozy and relaxed environment, choose a round dining table. Family members can see each other better with a round table, which makes the flow of conversation much easier.
  • Oval: Even though they are similar to rectangular tables in many attributes, oval dining tables offer a more airy and relaxed feeling with their curved edges. An oval dining table is a good option for creating a laid-back, casual environment.
  • Both shape and height are important factors to consider when picking out a table. For example, round or square shaped tables will require different dimensions than rectangular or oval shaped tables.

Table height, meanwhile, can be broken up into three categories: dining height (29’’-31’’), counter height (36’’) and bar height (41’’-41’’). You’ll probably want to stick with dining height.

According to: Dining Table Buying Guide 2020 -

How to choose the right dining table size

Yami Metal Table Legs

Yami Metal Table Legs

Whatever the purpose of your furniture, gauging the right dimensions and size of your dining table is very important. And remember, you must always consider the space required for both the dining table and chairs.

A square four seater dining table is the tempting solution if you are limited on space, but you might benefit from some more room in the long-term. If this is the case and your space allows, our yami metal table legs extendable dining table offers the flexibility to be used everyday as a smaller table, and to be extended when you have guests.

A six seater dining table might be a better size if your household is likely to grow or perhaps if the purpose of the room is likely to change and your dining table will be used for work or other activities. Above all, be realistic and consider everyone’s comfort, now and into the future.

When it comes to the right height table for your dining room, take into account any alcoves or declining ceiling heights. The standard dining table height is around 29-31 inches high and the seat needs to be about 10-12 inches lower than the tabletop.


Choosing the right style and shape for your dining table

Curva Metal Table Legs

Curva Metal Table Legs 

The shape of your table is very important in terms of space and its intended usage. Round or square tables are great for smaller spaces and more intimate gatherings. If your room is long or narrow or you simply have more space to play with, rectangular dining tables are a good solution. They’re also great for entertaining large groups of people. If your use of space varies or you often need to cater for guests, consider an extendable dining table.

Don’t forget to take the width and positioning of the legs into account. Tables with a pedestal base or those that have slimmer legs or legs positioned at the ends generally allow for more seating. When you’re choosing, try every seat and position and make sure there’s no danger of knocking knees or nudging elbows.

Be sure to consider the kind of styling and decoration you prefer. Even a few pot plants or vases can significantly impact the space available. Also, keep in mind what table settings and serving ware you like to use, for entertaining or day-to-day use. Don’t let a lack of room mean your dining table can’t bring character and flair to your space - let it shine. Be bold with accessories and add flourishes of colour and soft furnishings that blend well with the rest of your scheme. If you opt for a round table consider a painting or wall hanging in a circular design behind the table to help define and emphasise the area.

Need to open up a narrow room? Go for a slimline table to create an illusion of space and a minimal or monochrome colour palette, wall-hung accessories, a statement mirror and pivoted lighting. Your choice of seating is really important, so if your space is modest opt for bench or armless seating which can be easily tucked away. 

Do round dining tables save space?

Cleo Metal Table Legs

Cleo Metal Table Legs

Yes, most definitely. Round dining tables have the benefit of no potentially awkward corners but also provide a good amount of surface space. If you’d like the option of extra seating, consider an extendable round dining table. Another advantage of round tables is they’re great for socialising and entertaining - the centre base on a round dining table is a great way for squeezing more people in. If that sounds like a good idea for your home, this round Pedestal dining table is an elegant piece that will give you that extra flexibility and space.

Custom Sizes


We can make tables to almost any size. So if you'd like to discuss your space and requirements, please contact us and we'll get back a 3D drawing to you as soon as we can.
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