From birthday parties to family dinners, the dining table is where memories are made. Find a dining table that suits your space and your lifestyle, whether you just need a small breakfast table for four or an extendable table for large gatherings.

First, consider how many people you want to seat at your table—this will determine the size you need. General guidelines recommend having 24 to 26 inches of tabletop space per person or place setting.

Rectangular Tables:
●      48” table to seat 4
●      60-72” table to seat 6
●      80-87” table to seat 8
●      92-108” table to seat 10
●      120” table to seat 12

Round Tables:
●      42-48” diameter round table to seat 4
●      60” round table to seat 6-8

Next, ensure your table has enough breathing room around it so there’s plenty of space to walk and maneuver chairs. You'll want at least 3 feet of space between any walls or walkways and your table. Start by measuring the length and width of your room in feet, then subtract 6 from both the length and width. This will give you the maximum length and width of your dining table to ensure that there is at least three feet of clearance.

For example, if your dining room is 14x11 feet, you would subtract 6 from both 14 and 11, making your ideal table size around 8x5 feet.

Measure for Your Dining Chairs

Whether you’re using existing chairs or buying a completely new set, you’ll want to make sure your dining chairs fit with the height of your table. Keep about 10 to 12 inches of space from the apron or underside of your table to the seat of your chair—this will ensure guests are sitting at a comfortable height. If your seating is upholstered, you’ll have a little more room for flexibility because the cushion will compress around an inch or two.

Measure for a Light Fixture and Rug

Complete your dining space with one of our handcrafted pendants or chandeliers and a plush hand-knotted rug for added texture. See our guidelines below to find the right size to suit your table and space.

●   Light Diameter: Add up the length and width of your room or designated dining area in feet, then convert that total into inches. For example, a room that's 14x10 feet in size (14+10=24) should have a 24-inch-wide light fixture.

●   Light Length: For the length, the bottom of a pendant should be 30 inches from the surface of your dining table.

●      Rug Size: Add 2 feet to the length and width of your table to allow room for chairs to fit on all four sides of the rug. Most dining rugs will need to be at least 8 feet wide.

Once you've found the right size dining table, ensure your space has the right amount of light with our guide on How to Choose Dining Lighting for specifics on choosing chandeliers, sconces, and more for your dining area.