By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Tables. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 04:42:38 AM.
For instance, you want to allow three feet minimum around the table so guests can easily get in and out of their seats without others having to get up out of theirs. Usually, a seated guest takes up 18 to 24 inches of this space with their chair and body, so the more breathing space, the better. As for the size of the table, you want to leave 18 to 24 inches of room between seats to give your guests a little elbow room. While you can squeeze in more guests during the holidays, during the rest of the year you don't want diners to feel crowded. This said, you can get more people around your dining table sets if you have a pedestal table since you don't have to deal with the legs, which can limit seating.
If you get a set with padded chairs be sure that the material is stain resistant. Nothing's worse than having a big soiree spoiled because someone accidentally spilled red wine on your off-white cushions. If you want to keep your chairs looking new for as long as possible, consider leather-covered cushions or just go with all wood instead. While they may seem less comfortable, they will last much longer and you never have to worry about dealing with stained chairs or embarrassed guests.
For those who happen to have a larger dining space, the classic rectangular-shaped dining table works best. Consider purchasing a table that comes with table leafs or extensions if you do happen to play host to a lot of dinner parties and events. By the way, a table leaf adds additional length to your dining or gathering table and is usually hidden in the center of the table or at the ends. Generally, one or two leaves are included and most of the time can be stored within a hidden compartment underneath the table.