Ever wondered what is the right size of dining table for the number of seats you need? Here's our dining table by size guide.
Choosing the right size dining table is a common challenge. There is a balance between everyday needs and special occasions. Then there's the challenge of being able to fit the right size dining table in the room - and modern house builders don't always make that easy.
Rectangular Dining Table Size Guide
The Perfect Rectangular Dining Table Size For Two to Four People
To comfortably sit two to four along the side of the table choose a table length of 100cm to 160cm. Depending on the position of the table legs, a table of this length will give you the ability to seat six on those special occasions.
The Perfect Rectangular Dining Table Size For Four to Six People
For larger families, or when you entertain regularly, a dining table length of 180cm to 230cm is the perfect size. This table length also allows you to go up to eight people comfortably.
The Perfect Rectangular Dining Table Size For Eight to Ten People
If you have a large family, or just the space to have a large dining table as the centrepiece to your room a table length of 240cm to 290cm is a great choice. Perfect for dining and will comfortably seat ten people for those dining occasions when you need to seat a large group.
The Perfect Rectangular Dining Table Size For Twelve to Fourteen People
When you have a large space, have the ability to introduce a grand dining table, or have a large family, a dining table length of 300cm to 340cm is the right size. Not only does it provide the right amount of space for large groups, it can make a stunning aesthetic statement in your room.
Round Dining Table Size Guide
When choosing a round dining table it can be less obvious how many people you can comfortably sit around it.
As with rectangular dining tables, there are some size guidelines that help you choose the right size table for your seating requirements.
The Perfect Round Dining Table Size for Two to Four People
If you only need to seat up to four people then a 110cm to 115cm diameter table is the size to choose. If you may need more space from time to time, then an extendable round dining table is a great choice.
The Perfect Round Dining Table Size for Six People
To accommodate six people around a round dining table you will need a diameter of at least 130cm, but a 150cm diameter table will give you more flexibility if you have the space.
The Perfect Round Dining Table Size for Eight People
To comfortably seat eight people around a circular dining table you will need a diameter of 160cm but you may find a 170cm table give you just a little more elbow room.
The Perfect Round Dining Table Size for Ten People
For ten people, you should look for a round table of at least 180cm and you can go up to as large as 200cm. A 200cm diameter round dining table with also allow you to accommodate 12 people without being too squeezed.
The Perfect Round Dining Table Size for Twelve People
When you are seating twelve people you will need to have a large diameter table. The minimum round dining table size you should choose is 200cm. However, you may find a 210cm or 220cm round dining table is more appropriate if you are seating twelve regularly.