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How many chairs should be in a dining table?

When it comes to dining tables, one of the most important questions to consider is how many chairs should be around it.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀,

🔆Such as the size of the table, the size of the room, and the number of people who will be using it.

🔆For a standard rectangular dining table, it's common to have 6-8 chairs. This allows for comfortable seating for a family or small group of friends.

🔆However, if you have a larger table or a bigger room, you may be able to accommodate more chairs. Round tables, on the other hand, tend to have less seating capacity than rectangular ones.

🔆A typical round table can comfortably seat 4-6 people, although larger ones can accommodate up to 8.

🔆In addition to the size and shape of the table, you should also consider the space available in your dining room. It's essential to leave enough room for people to move around the table and comfortable pull out their chairs.

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲

✅A typical 4-person table measures approximately 90cm x 90cm,

✅while a 6-person table is usually around 150cm x 90cm.

✅If you have a larger space and want to seat 8 or more people, you'll need a table that's between 210cm and 240cm long.

☺You'll want to make sure the chairs are comfortable and supportive, as your guests will likely be sitting for an extended period of time. Upholstered chairs are a popular choice, as they provide added comfort and can be customized to match your decor.

☺If you have a smaller dining room, you may want to consider a table with extendable leaves, which can be added or removed as needed.

Deciding how many dining chairs to purchase can be a really frustrating situation, because there are so many ways to spin it. Go Big? Go Basic? and how do you store the extras?

For Example: Let’s say you have 4 people in your household.

…So that’s 4 chairs.

But your table seats 6, and you sometimes entertain….

And perhaps the table has an extension, allowing you to seat up to 8 ….because you do have that one big holiday each year.

So do you play it safe and get 8? Meet in the middle with 6? Or just save a bit and get the 4 you really need?

Ideally, you always go big.Calligaris

The fullest set, no matter the size, is always ideal; because the look of a full dining set is simply impossible to beat.

Of course, going with this option requires you to actually have enough storage for the additional chairs. Whether that’s 2 extra, or 20 extra, it does require some square feetsies that not everyone possesses.

Below are a few of options for achieving optimum seating, within the constraints of your home (whatever those constraints may be for you):

Consider getting chairs that stack. Nowadays there are so many options for stackable chairs that it wouldn’t be out of the question to do a full set of stackable chairs, and simply tuck them away when they aren’t needed (it only takes the square footage of one chair, after all!)
Other option: Purchase stackable chairs exclusively for the seating that gets stowed away and just make sure they are complimentary to the aesthetic of your full-time set.

Consider (don’t gasp) folding chairs. As with the stackable chairs, there are so many upgraded options these days that aren’t, well, this:

Brands like Calligaris (aka Connubia) now offer truly modern styles that even come with a hook (a hook!), for easy storage.

Get creative and stick with the originals. If you only have a couple extra dining chairs to store, you can always spread them through the house. Use them in the entryway next to a console, or tucked into corners of the living room. They make for great extra seating, in any room (I even keep one in my bedroom to throw clean laundry on… which is something that occurs with intense frequency).

Whatever you choose (or whatever you need help with choosing) the friendly staff at Hip is always here to help.
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