September 13, 2021 / Nikki

How To Choose The Right Dining Chair Height

Are you the owner of a new dining room table and need chairs to go with it? Maybe you have an old dining room table but are just looking to update your old chairs. Whatever your situation, there are a huge number of different dining chairs to choose from, each with their own aesthetic feel that can dramatically alter the ambience of a dining room.

Beyond aesthetic considerations, however, your dining room chairs need to physically fit at your dining room table. If you’re buying new dining room chairs for your dining table, you need to be sure that your chairs are the right height. Use this guide to learn how to choose and measure dining chair height to fit your needs.

Dining Chair Width

The width of the chairs should be adjusted to the length of the table. Before buying chairs, measure the distance between the legs of the table. Remember that the seat of the chair must differ from the length of the tabletop (sometimes it can be smaller than the height of the table by even several dozen centimeters).

Remember, too, that chairs should not be jammed too closely together, because eating meals will be uncomfortable without enough room. The dining room table’s legs should be spaced apart at least 30 cm of space more than the width of two of your chairs placed next to each other. A person sitting at the table needs about 60 cm of table space.

Dining Chair Height To Table

Usually, the height of the chair seat and tabletop are of standard size, but before buying furniture, make sure that the dimensions are appropriate. The distance between the seat of the chair and the tabletop should be about 30 cm and about 45 cm from the floor. You can find out more about the standard dining table size and height to ensure you have the right chairs for your dining table.

If the chairs have armrests, check whether it is possible to slide them freely under the table (the table sometimes has reinforcements in the form of a horizontal beam, which may make it impossible).

Other Standard Chairs Tips

Besides the height and width of your dining chair, there are other how to choose dining chair dimensions to take into consideration.

Backrests

Pay attention to the height of the backrest so that it is not too high. How to choose a dining chair? A table surrounded by such chairs looks quite heavy and visually reduces the room. The optimal solution will be chairs with backs protruding about 20 cm above the tabletop.

Chair Seat Height From the Floor

In order for the person sitting at the table to feel at ease, the seat base must be approximately 40-49 centimeters above the floor. Taller than that, the average person’s legs will dangle. At this point, you’re looking at something of a stool situation. If your chair seats are shorter than 40 centimeters off the ground, many guests’ legs will splay out when they sit.


Aesthetic and Storage Considerations

Beyond all the formality of practical height considerations, it’s important to take aesthetics and storage into account. Depending on your preferences, you can choose different styles and colours, so it is difficult to establish strict rules.

Despite this fact, it is worth ensuring that the table and chairs present the same style. Combine a loft table with industrial chairs, for example. Look for connections between the furniture (wood elements, metal finishes, etc.) and pay attention to similar shapes and characteristics to match the dining room's walls and designs.

Choosing the Right Dining Chair Height

The dining room is all about community. It’s about joining together and sharing sustenance while we share our lives with one another. Choosing the right dining chair is easy with a little bit of know-how, allowing you to live your best life with those you love. At RJ Living, we have a wide variety of dining stools, benches, and chairs to choose from to create your ideal dining room situation. Be sure to browse our dining and kitchen furniture selections today with many design ideas. Good luck and eat well!

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