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Picking The Right Chairs For Your Kitchen

If you have a small house, conserving space as much as possible is a must. So, most like to combine two rooms into one like the kitchen and the dining room, putting a dining table in their kitchen.

Some dining tables will come in set with matching chairs, but some won’t. So, if you found the perfect dining table for your kitchen, but it doesn’t come with chairs, this article will help you.

Seat height

The best way to find the perfect seat height is to sit on different types of chairs. You can visit any furniture and test the ones they have displayed. Or you can pay attention to your chair when you eat out. Keep a measuring tape with you. So you can take note of what the proper height is if you find the perfect chair height.

Another factor you need to consider when trying out different chairs is if it’s upholstered or not. Upholstered furniture compresses when you sit on them, and can be substantial if the padding is thick. So, it would be best to have someone measure the seat height when you sit on the chair.

Most people prefer to have a 10 to 12 inches distance from their seat to the tabletop. But it can vary, especially if you consider the thickness of the tabletop, the size of the diner, and the apron. 

Width and Depth

Finding the right chair is not all about heights. You will need chairs that fit under the table too. Chairs that can’t will make your diners uncomfortable and damage your table and chairs.

If you have a rectangular or oval table, your chair needs to slide without bumping into each other or the legs. Or to the base of the trestle table. This rule applies to the square and circular tables as well.

If you plan to have chairs at both ends of the long side of your table, ensure enough space for your diners’ legs that they won’t touch each other. It can feel cramped and uncomfortably close if they do. It’s the same thing for roundtables. So leave inches of space between each chair.

Arm and Back Heights

If you want arms with your chairs, ensure that they will not brush or bump the bottom of your apron or tabletop. Besides damaging your chairs and table, it can also make your diners uncomfortable because they can’t sit close enough to the table.

The last thing you need to determine when choosing is the difference between your table height and the overall height of your chair. Ensure the backs of your chair are higher than your table. And while taller is better, the minimum height difference should only be 2 inches. Anything lower would make your chair look squatty.


Besides ensuring your chair and table are compatible, they also need to look good together. 

Chairs and a table with the same element will typically be the best choice if you want them to be compatible. That common element can be the undertone finish, formality, or period. It can even be the furniture legs.

That said, you don’t need to match everything. You are better off buying a set if that is what you seek. For example, since your dining room is also in the kitchen, take some elements from it, too. So if you have a traditional chair, you can match its undertone with the color of your kitchen.


Choosing the right chair for your kitchen and dining table can be tricky. It’s essential to consider the tips and not just buy the first thing you see. So, if you know anyone who’s planning to buy some chairs for their kitchen and dining table, sharing this article should help them.

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