Choose the right size
When you’re shopping for furniture, measuring is an indispensable part, especially for your dining room seating. Generally, the seat height is 18 inches, while the table height is 30 inches.
Experience Rule: 12 inches between the top of the dining chair and the bottom of the table is appropriate.
When measuring dining chair size, you may need to consider the wooden panel that connects the legs to the top. Not all tables have one, but if your table does, you’ll want to make sure enough space for knees!
After you’ve selected the dining chairs of correct height, you need to figure out the number of chairs that can fit around your table. 24 inches of space between the chairs. A 72 – inch- long table comfortably seats 6, while a 96 – inch- long table for 8 and a 120-inch table for 10. Of course in a pinch or for big parties, you can squeeze in a few more. But you should furnish your table for everyday comfort, not for a rare big gathering.