When buying dining chairs, check the width of the chairs and the width of your table to make sure they will fit between the legs of your table. You should leave at least 2” to 4” between them, so they don’t feel too crowded. If using a round or oval table, these spaces will increase.
If the chairs have arms make sure they fit under the tabletop, otherwise the footprint of your dining table will increase by a lot, which may affect the flow of the room. It may also cause damage to your furniture.
It’s important to measure from the top of the chair seat to the bottom of the table, making sure you will fit comfortably if using upholstered chairs it is advised to measure while sited or add an inch or two to the measurement. Comfortable heigh between the seat and the bottom of the table top is between 7 and 11 inches.
The height of the chairs is also crucial. The chairs should be at least a couple of inches taller than the table itself. This will accentuate different heights, creating more interest in your space.