Your dining room is a place where family and friends gather for special occasions. Interesting choices in shape, style, and color can make the dining table a substantial piece of furniture that can set the tone for the entire room.
But when it actually comes to choosing and then buying a dining room chair, it boils down to only a few factors. Once you’ve made a decision about these, it’s relatively easy to pick out the one that’s best for you.
1. Size Matters
Size often gets neglected because it is the least glamorous part of the furniture buying process. It is advisable that before you even go looking for dining chairs; determine the size you will need. For this you have to consider the size of the room and the room around your table.
Here’s a basic guide to how many people you can fit at your dining table. Remember to consider the size of the people to ensure personal comfort.
28-inch to 40-inch square
36-inch to 48-inch round
Four to six people:
28-inch by 46-inch to 40-inch by 58-inch rectangle
58-inch to 78-inch round
Six to eight people:
36-inch by 60-inch to 48-inch by 72-inch rectangle or oval
Eight to ten people:
36-inch by 80-inch to 48-inch by 92-inch rectangle
36-inch by 36-inch to 80-inch by 92-inch oval
Ten to twelve people:
36-inch by 96-inch to 48-inch by 108-inch rectangle
Fourteen to sixteen people:
36-inch by 124-inch to 48-inch by 126-inch rectangl
2. To Arm or Not to Arm
It has been customary to have armchairs at the head of the table, and armless chairs on the sides, but it is entirely up to you to determine whether your dining chairs have arms or not.
Remember, armchairs can be more comfortable than armless ones. Choose according to who usually dines at your dining table.
3. Be Stylish
Next, think about the overall feel you want the room to have. To give your home a cohesive feel, choose dining room furniture which reflects the decor of your house. The materials your dining table is made of will affect this, but not all rules are hard and fast. For example when you think of a metal table, it’s often very modern and sleek, but if the legs are curved, it can feel more elegant.
4. The Perfect Selection
The type of wood you choose determines the beauty and strength of the finished piece. Many varieties of wood are available, and each has its own properties. It also depends on the budget you have allocated to buy a dinning set. Hardwoods are the most trustworthy but can cost you a fortune, Metal has reflective qualities, but it can be matte and substantial also, like wrought iron, Acrylic chairs can look good in a modern or small space, Rattan or wicker chairs provide both texture and style but are expensive.
5. Be The Judge
You will get the widest range of dining tables online and you should clear all your doubts about the wood, construction, delivery details before you make the purchase. Chances are the dining room furniture you buy now will be the furniture you will have for many years to come. Knowing a few key facts will help you shop intelligently and purchase dining room furniture that will meet your needs and last for years.