If you’re in the market for a new dining room table, the first thing to consider is how much space you have. But don’t just measure the room—think about where it’s going to fit in your house and what will be around it. Dining tables come in all shapes and sizes, and there are many things that affect how large a table you should buy. Read on for our tips on measuring for a new dining room table:
Measure the room where your dining table will go.
The first thing to do is measure the width of your dining room. Your table should be roughly 50% of this measurement, though you can go a little smaller or larger if you want. Next, measure the length of your room and add 15-20 inches (or more if you have extra space) for people to move around comfortably at the table. Then, measure the height of your ceiling because it’s important to know how high a chandelier or hanging light fixture will be when choosing furniture pieces that will look good together! If there are crown mouldings on top of this ceiling height then make sure they’re included when calculating measurements for both length and width since these can make it difficult to fit certain types of furnishings into small spaces without having them feel cramped or crowded off balance by other elements nearby such as artwork hung too close together on opposite walls.
Take into account other furniture in the room.
If you have a large room and are looking for a big table, or if you’re hoping to seat more people than your current dining room can accommodate, then go ahead and take it into account. If your house has a small space that’s only large enough for one or two people at the table comfortably, then don’t worry about taking this into consideration because there won’t be any extra furniture in the room.
Make sure you have enough clearance space for seating and moving around.
The space you will need for your dining room table is determined by how many people you want to seat and how much clearance you want around the table. The standard dining room table size is about 6 feet long and 4 feet wide, but some tables are wider than that. If your home has an open floor plan, then it’s best to go with a large rectangular table so everyone can enjoy each other’s company; however, if there are walls surrounding most of your dining area (and not just two walls), then consider getting a round or oval shaped one instead. If possible, try to avoid having any chairs touch the wall as they take up precious inches that could be used for another chair or guest!
For example, let’s say we have a room measuring 12 feet by 14 feet with 8-foot ceilings:
Measure your longest chair (or your average chair length).
It’s important to measure the length of your longest chair (or your average chair length) so you can make sure that the table is long enough to accommodate all of your chairs. Measure the distance between the front and back legs of your longest chair, then multiply that number by 2.
Choose a table shape.
The two main factors that should determine the shape of your dining room table should be the shape and size of your dining area and the number of people you usually seat around your dining table. You will find that certain shapes lend themselves better to certain conditions. When you match the two, you create a flow that makes your space look and function better.
A round table is a great solution for a smaller space and is often considered to be a cosy and intimate setting as everyone can see each other and conversations are easy to have. Keep in mind that a round table is not ideal for larger gatherings. A large round table means that, while you can still see others, they seem far away, and you may have to shout across the table to be heard. Besides, most dining rooms are not large enough to accommodate large round dining tables.
The most commonly chose tables are rectangular, most dining rooms are rectangular in shape and therefore this shaped table works well! It is also a good shape to seat more than 4 people especially if it comes with additional leaf to extend for extra guests. Ideally the table should be between 36 – 42 inches wide, any narrower than 36” and it is difficult to fit place settings on both sides.
Square shaped rooms look best with a square table and they are a good solution if you do not have a large number to seat. A benefit to having square tables is that they provide intimacy and a satisfying solution to seating a small number of people. It can be off-putting to have large a rectangular table if there are only two or three people present for most of your meals—a larger table can make the space seem cold.
Choose a table size based on the number of chairs you want to seat.
If you only plan to have four people at your table, don’t worry about getting a larger than needed dining room table. A small round or oval-shaped one will work just fine. But if you usually entertain more than four people, buy a large rectangular or square-shaped dining room table so that everyone has enough room to sit comfortably without feeling cramped together—it’ll also leave plenty of space for serving dishes and food on the edges of the surface. For example: If your family regularly hosts six guests at dinner time (two couples), then choose a 6-foot-long rectangular dining room table with leaves that expand up to 10 feet when fully extended—the extra length means everyone will have enough elbowroom while still being able to eat comfortably off of their plates! You can even use this type of design in smaller homes where there isn’t much space available elsewhere within houses themselves.
Don’t forget how much space you’ll need between your table and its surroundings.
The amount of space you need will depend on the size of your table and its surroundings. For example, if you have a small living room with tall ceilings, you may be able to squeeze in a larger dining table than someone with a smaller apartment who needs their space more limited. If you’re just measuring by eye, try standing where guests would sit at your table and keeping this distance in mind as you measure the length of it from wall to wall or side-to-side (depending on whether it’s rectangular or square). If possible, though, use a tape measurer instead so that there are no errors when calculating how much room there is around it!
You can make sure to buy the right-sized dining table for your home.
● Measure the space you have in your dining room or kitchen. This should be a rectangle, not an oval or irregularly shaped room.
● Make sure there is enough space between the table and its surroundings so that people can move around comfortably, especially if you plan on having chairs with arms on them.
● If you need help measuring, contact us at [email protected].
There you have it! A few simple measurements can help ensure that your dining table will be the right size for your home and its guests. You might also want to consider whether or not you need a leaf, which is an additional piece of wood or metal that expands the length of your table when needed. We hope this article has been helpful in helping you find just what you’re looking for! If you need more inspiration take a look at some of our tables and chairs on our website Furniture Factory or come and visit our vast showroom at Furniture Factory Outlets, Canal Bank, Saul, Gloucester, GL2 7LA