Measure for Fit
Room size, chair size, space between each chair and space between the chair and wall should all be considered for reliable placement. Start with these guidelines:
• Measure 18 inches between the floor and the seat, then measure 12 inches between the seat and tabletop to account for leg and arm room.
• For dining chairs with arms, allow for 7 inches between the arm and bottom of the table.
• Chairs with a width of 16 to 20 inches should have at least 6 inches of space from the adjacent chair to afford enough elbow room.
• Allot for at least 36 inches of space between the chair back and closest barrier, whether it be a wall or another piece of furniture. This will give the dining room good proportions.
Find a Style
Style is always key. You’ll want to be proud of your dining chair set and enjoy looking at it and using it for years to come. Contributing factors include:
• Wood: Wooden dining chairs have a range of unique finishes that will evenly mix flare and warmth. Consider unfinished wooden chairs if you want to add your own paint or stain for a unique look.
• Metal: Metal kitchen chairs have become a key player in industrial-styled homes due to their boldness.
• Acrylic: Acrylic chairs complement eclectic dining rooms because of their transparent qualities. Clear acrylic chairs can make a room feel more spacious.
• Upholstery: Upholstery dining chairs and Parsons chairs are designed for comfort and offer creativity through design and pattern.
Angle of Chair Legs
It often helps to look for defining characteristics when shopping for kitchen dining chairs. Kitchen chairs with angled legs present an appeal that differs from traditional straight legs.
Arms or No Arms
Armchairs add a comfort component. However, make sure the arms can fit underneath the tabletop. If you have a rectangular table, you can position armless kitchen chairs on the longer sides and armchairs at the heads of the table. This offers a neat, contrasting look.
Comfort and style should both play a factor when you are redesigning your dining room space and adding new chairs to your table.