Dining table and dining chair buying guide
Shopping for a new dining table or dining chairs? Take a look at our handy guide for everything you need to know about buying a dining table and dining chairs, from style and design to shape and size.
What's your dining style?
Knowing your own dining style can help you decide.
What's your dining space like?
Different kinds of dining spaces demand different types of dining tables and dining chairs.
How much room do you have?
Be realistic about the space you have, no matter how much you love that gorgeus huge industrial-style dining set.
Dining tables and chairs for small dining spaces
If your dining area is on the smaller side, a compact dining table, a bar table and bar stools or a smaller extending table might be the best choice. For seating, consider folding chairs or a space-saving dining bench.
Dining tables and chairs for large dining spaces
If your dining room is more spacious, look at square dining tables or very large extending dining tables that seat 12 or more. When choosing dining chairs, think carefully about proportions. Small or low dining chairs might get lost in a large dining room. Consider taller chairs, dining armchairs and large dining benches with backrests.
What's your dining room budget?
Last but not least - how much an you afford to spend? Remember, a bigger dining table generally means you'll need more dining chairs. And be sure to account for any storage furniture that you might need.