By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Tables. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 04:43:12 AM.
The first thing you want to do when determining which dining table sets are perfect for you is to determine the style. If your dining room is a separate space in your home, you don't have to necessarily match the other furniture styles in the house. In fact, your set can go in a completely different direction, perhaps being more formal than the rest of the home. This is particularly true if you plan to use your dining room mostly for holidays and special occasions rather than everyday meals.
Changing the size of dining tables will depend either on how it has been designed or what you can add to it on occasion to increase the surface area. Dining room tables with leaves or extension surfaces allow you to use the smaller version of the table everyday, and then to separate the table into halves and add the extension leaves in between. You might also up for a separate surface to be placed on top of the table to extend the surface area, this separate surface can be used when required and covered and stored in the garage when not required.
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.