How to Select the Right Dining Room Chairs for Your Needs

Our team at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc. wants to help you make your home look its best, and we provide a variety of high-quality furniture pieces to help you do just that. For example, we provide high-quality dining tables and chairs from trusted manufacturers like Tennessee Enterprises.

If you are looking for new dining room chairs, here are a few tips on how to select the right options for your needs:

  • Size- One key thing to keep in mind when choosing dining room chairs is the size—more specifically, the height of the chairs vs. the height of your dining table. The standard height for a dining table is 30”, and the standard height for the seat of a dining chair is 18”, which results in 12” of space between the seat and the bottom of the table. Even if your table or chairs use non-standard measurements, make sure there is at least a foot of space between the seat and the table to allow you and your guests to sit comfortably
  • Comfort- Another key thing to consider when choosing dining chairs is comfort, and what’s comfortable for your dining room depends largely on the length of your meals. Many restaurants use what’s known in the industry as 45-minute chairs, or chairs that seem comfortable for a 45-minute dinner but become too uncomfortable to stay in for longer than that because they encourage a steady turnover rate in their customers. If you plan on hosting long, leisurely dinner parties, you may want to invest in cushier dining room chairs, but if you plan to keep your meals shorter than that, you don’t need to worry about your chairs being super comfortable.