Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Amy Youngblood Interiors Rectangular. Carefully consider shape when buying dining room tables. Rectangular ones are the most traditional and readily available. Some rectangular shapes come with leaves so that you can extend them for larger dinner events. Most widths are 36 to 42 in. (92 to 107 cm). Lengths vary greatly, but formal dining tables usually need at least 66 in. (168 cm) in length to work properly with six table settings. You can get tables that extend up to 120 in. (305 cm), sometimes a little more; leaves that are 72 to 84 in. (183 to 213 cm) in length are common for stationary tabletops. This transitional space has a traditional rectangular table that can expand with leaves.
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Rectangular. Carefully consider shape when buying dining room tables. Rectangular ones are the most traditional and readily available. Some rectangular shapes come with leaves so that you can extend them for larger dinner events. Most widths are 36 to 42 in. (92 to 107 cm). Lengths vary greatly, but formal dining tables usually need at least 66 in. (168 cm) in length to work properly with six table settings. You can get tables that extend up to 120 in. (305 cm), sometimes a little more; leaves that are 72 to 84 in. (183 to 213 cm) in length are common for stationary tabletops. This transitional space has a traditional rectangular table that can expand with leaves.
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Out of all the different table shapes, a rectangular table is usually what comes to mind. Rectangular tables take up the most space but are very suitable for larger gatherings. A narrow rectangular table may be the most suitable shape for a long, narrow dining room.

Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Cravotta Interiors Go square. If your room is square, a square table, like a round one, makes for a more intimate dining experience because everyone is an equal distance apart. Also it will look great mimicking the room shape around it. Like the round table, the bigger a square table is, the harder it will be to reach for food. If you are looking to seat more than eight people comfortably, try out your table in person. You might be better off with a square table that comes with leaves that you can turn into a rectangular shape for a dinner party.Here are a few more ideas for seating:Cozy Up to a Loveseat at the TableUnconventional Dining Room SeatingDesigns for Living – 20 Inspiring BanquettesConsider a Host and Hostess Chair
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Go square. If your room is square, a square table, like a round one, makes for a more intimate dining experience because everyone is an equal distance apart. Also it will look great mimicking the room shape around it. Like the round table, the bigger a square table is, the harder it will be to reach for food. If you are looking to seat more than eight people comfortably, try out your table in person. You might be better off with a square table that comes with leaves that you can turn into a rectangular shape for a dinner party.Here are a few more ideas for seating:Cozy Up to a Loveseat at the TableUnconventional Dining Room SeatingDesigns for Living – 20 Inspiring BanquettesConsider a Host and Hostess Chair
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

CCS ARCHITECTURE Chairs. Dining chairs come in an extraordinary range of shapes, sizes and styles. Which are best for you depends on the size of your spaces and the theme of your decor. Here an urban loft with generous volumes mixes contemporary style with traditional chairs around a detailed rectangular wooden table. Fully upholstered chairs head the table, and Chippendale-style side chairs provide further seating. The Series 7 dining chairs in the photo below have a significantly smaller footprint and flow with the sleek modern theme in this urban high-rise. Also note that tables supported by an individual or double pedestal can work better in smaller spaces. The loft can easily take on the four legs of the large wooden table.Series 7 chairs have a footprint of 20½ in. in width and 20 in. in depth (52 by 51 cm). The upholstered armchairs in the loft photo are closer to 26 in. in width and 26 in. in depth (66 by 66 cm), and the wooden side chairs are about 2 ft. (61 cm) in width and depth.
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Chairs. Dining chairs come in an extraordinary range of shapes, sizes and styles. Which are best for you depends on the size of your spaces and the theme of your decor. Here an urban loft with generous volumes mixes contemporary style with traditional chairs around a detailed rectangular wooden table. Fully upholstered chairs head the table, and Chippendale-style side chairs provide further seating. The Series 7 dining chairs in the photo below have a significantly smaller footprint and flow with the sleek modern theme in this urban high-rise. Also note that tables supported by an individual or double pedestal can work better in smaller spaces. The loft can easily take on the four legs of the large wooden table.Series 7 chairs have a footprint of 20½ in. in width and 20 in. in depth (52 by 51 cm). The upholstered armchairs in the loft photo are closer to 26 in. in width and 26 in. in depth (66 by 66 cm), and the wooden side chairs are about 2 ft. (61 cm) in width and depth.
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Rectangular Dining Room Table Dimensions

Unique Home Solutions Inc. Urban combination layout. More than a few homes in urban environments have layouts similar to this one. A large, rectangular shape houses the living room, with windows at one end of a large space and a kitchen at the other. The dining area must rest between these points. Note that the backs of two chairs align with the backs of two bar stools. You will need more space in a similar setup if you will use these seating positions simultaneously; less if you will use them independently. Also note that the dining table chairs are arranged opposite each other. Placing one on each side of the table is another option.
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Urban combination layout. More than a few homes in urban environments have layouts similar to this one. A large, rectangular shape houses the living room, with windows at one end of a large space and a kitchen at the other. The dining area must rest between these points. Note that the backs of two chairs align with the backs of two bar stools. You will need more space in a similar setup if you will use these seating positions simultaneously; less if you will use them independently. Also note that the dining table chairs are arranged opposite each other. Placing one on each side of the table is another option.
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Alwill Interiors Square. More recently fashionable are square dining tables. While 36, 42 and 48 in. (91, 107 and 122 cm) ones are readily available in less formal dining furniture, larger ones — 54, 60 and even 72 in. (137, 152 and 183 cm) square — can now be found. This contemporary dining room celebrates its plywood theme with a large square dining table in a natural finish, along with Eames bent-plywood dining chairs. These chairs measure 19½ in. in width and 21¾ in. in depth (50 by 55 cm).
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Square. More recently fashionable are square dining tables. While 36, 42 and 48 in. (91, 107 and 122 cm) ones are readily available in less formal dining furniture, larger ones — 54, 60 and even 72 in. (137, 152 and 183 cm) square — can now be found. This contemporary dining room celebrates its plywood theme with a large square dining table in a natural finish, along with Eames bent-plywood dining chairs. These chairs measure 19½ in. in width and 21¾ in. in depth (50 by 55 cm).
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The ideal dining area dimensions are derived slightly differently. The minimum width is derived both from a more formal table setting with extra cutlery, plates and glasses and there will be less elbow fights. The ideal shared area means there’s plenty of room for serving dishes, candles and center pieces which give the dining experience a more spacious and luxurious feeling, while still being within reaching distance for the diners and making it possible to hear conversation from the opposite side of the table.
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You can use the measurements below as a recommendation and guideline, but make sure to measure your room and any furniture you plan to bring into it before making a purchase. You should also be aware that sometimes dining table dimensions may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so do not assume that all tables that seat four people will always have the same size. Even 2 inches can make a difference if you are considering furnishing a smaller dining room.
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Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd Contemporary. Smaller-scale furnishings in modern designs will suit contemporary tastes well, as illustrated in this room. This layout also supports a sideboard, but its table is a fixed rectangular plank style with bentwood chairs and rush seating that give respectful allusion to traditional fashion. A modern glass chandelier replaces the traditional crystal type shown in the previous photo. A dimension of 36 to 42 inches (91 to 107 centimeters) around the entire table allows for chairs to be occupied with space for others to pass. If your table is 36 in. (91 cm) wide and 72 in. (183 cm) long, this scheme will work in a room that is as little as 11 ft. (3.4 m) wide by 12 ft. (3.6 m) long, considering a 2-ft. (61-cm) depth for the sideboard.
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Contemporary. Smaller-scale furnishings in modern designs will suit contemporary tastes well, as illustrated in this room. This layout also supports a sideboard, but its table is a fixed rectangular plank style with bentwood chairs and rush seating that give respectful allusion to traditional fashion. A modern glass chandelier replaces the traditional crystal type shown in the previous photo. A dimension of 36 to 42 inches (91 to 107 centimeters) around the entire table allows for chairs to be occupied with space for others to pass. If your table is 36 in. (91 cm) wide and 72 in. (183 cm) long, this scheme will work in a room that is as little as 11 ft. (3.4 m) wide by 12 ft. (3.6 m) long, considering a 2-ft. (61-cm) depth for the sideboard.

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