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Tips for choosing your dream table
When choosing a new dining table, it's important to look at the space you have available and also how many chairs you would like to put at the table.
Do you want to know how much space you need for a certain number of dining chairs at your rectangular, square, oval, or round dining table? We'll give you an overview so you'll know exactly how big your new table should be.
Oval tables for a small space
Do you have a small space, but still want to be able to put a certain amount of chairs at the table? Then one of our oval tables might be something for you. Thanks to the rounded shape, oval dining tables take up less space than rectangular tables. Moreover, you can walk around it more easily while you have the same space available for your chairs. On the image below, you can see that if you want to be able to put 6 chairs at the table, that's already possible with a 200 cm oval table. With a length of 240 cm you can even dine comfortably with 8 people. The required length depends on the type of chair.
Are you looking for a cosy table? Then a round table might just be perfect. A relatively large number of people can sit at a round dining table and everyone can easily reach everything. Put down pans and dishes, sit down together and have a nice chat: nothing is cosier! Below, you can see an overview of round tables with different diameters. With a table with a diameter of 140 cm you can already place 6 chairs without armrests at the table.
On average, we assume 60 cm of space per chair at a rectangular or square table. This depends on the type of chair, with variation between chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests. The space between the chairs can be moved, but usually 10 - 15 cm between the chairs is a pleasant amount of space to sit comfortably at the table. For a rectangular dining table with 6 dining chairs, we recommend a table of 220 - 240 cm in length, and with 8 chairs we recommend between 260 and 300 cm. A width between 90 and 110 cm is then the most common choice.
Do you regularly have guests around your table, but don't want to buy an extra large table? Then choose one of our extendable tables. These can be extended by 80 to 100 cm. Ideal for an extensive dinner with friends or any other special occasion; with some extra dining chairs everyone can easily sit at the table. On other days you can make the extendable table smaller again, so you have just a little more living space. Ideal!
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