Choosing the right dining table for your family is a very important decision. It is the heart of the home and the centre piece for family life in Australia. When selecting a dining table, the height is one factor to consider. Standard dining table height can vary between 70-76cm. The height of your dining table can greatly influence the dining experience, atmosphere and the overall look of your room.
Formal Dining Settings
If you are wanting a dining table for a formal space, or to introduce a formal look to your open plan living space, then your best option would be a dining table with a height of 75-76cm. This is the ideal height to accommodate formal dining chairs with armrests and a seat height of 43-50cm.
This table height is also the optimum height for conference tables and desks to comfortably seat an office chair.
To achieve a casual setting with a contemporary look, a lower table will suit your needs. Traditionally casual dining tables are approximately 70-73cm in height.
This table height is perfect for growing families, as 73cm is the ideal height to sit an infant’s high chair or to host a toddlers booster seat. This dining table height also comfortably accommodates any standard dining chair with a seat height of 43-45cm. This allows your table to transform into a homework station or to host relaxed family get-togethers and meals.
High Dining Tables
If you only have a small dining space to work with, a high dining table with comfortable stools is a great option, as it will make a small space appear and feel much larger.
A kitchen counter height dining table, with a table height of 90cm, is a very functional and modern dining table option. This height table is perfect in an open plan living arrangement and kitchen space.