Dining Room Layout: How Many Dining Chairs Do You Need?
When shopping for chairs or choosing a dining set, one of the things that we highly encourage is to consider your seating needs. But what does this seating need mean? Does it pertain to the number of people at home? Do you need to add some extra seats for guests or maximise your space by buying the biggest dining table and the largest number of chairs that you can fit in the area? Deciding on the number of dining chairs can be challenging, but let’s make it simple in this guide.
What to Consider When Buying Dining Chairs
Before choosing your dining chairs, your dining table should come first, as it will take up the most space in your dining room. When choosing the ideal dining room, you should carefully measure your space and choose materials that fit your needs and design preferences. The height of your table will also determine the right chairs that will fit your space.
Once you determine the ideal table for your dining room, you can start choosing the number of chairs that will fit around the table. To make the most of your space, we recommend buying the maximum number of dining chairs that can fit the size of your table.
Many rectangular dining tables can fit four to twelve seats, while round dining tables can accommodate four to eight dining chairs.
What is the Ideal Space Between Dining Chairs?
When deciding on the number of dining chairs, make sure you allow enough space between the seats. The ideal space between dining chairs is about 24 inches. This is to prevent hitting elbows while eating or facing different directions while having conversations. This also allows people to sit in or get out of their seats with ease when needed.
If you follow the ideal space between the dining table and the wall, you’ll also be able to save enough space between the chairs and the traffic area.
Dining Chair Options
You can choose any dining chair style that you want to incorporate into your space as long as they can be pulled out of the table with ease and don’t make your table look too small or enormous. If you're unsure about the right number and scale needed, try dining sets with well-curated table and chair combinations.
If you have a smaller dining table but are in need of more seats, you can opt for a dining bench that you can easily tuck under the dining table when not in use. If you have an extendable dining table, you will need extra seats that you can easily store, like stackable dining chairs. If they are not stackable, you can opt for dining chairs that can work as accent pieces for the living room or home office, so you can maximise their use.
Buying your dining room chairs might look very challenging, but it can be a fun and exciting journey once you know what to look for. Megafurniture presents a wide selection of luxury dining chairs in Singapore for the best prices online.
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