What to Look at When Comparing Dining Room Sets

When it’s time to buy new dining room furniture for your home, looking at all your options can be overwhelming. We understand the challenge; we have over a hundred options at Chair Fair, so how can you be sure you’ve picked the right set? Finding the right furniture for your home starts with knowing what you need and then moving on to what you want. Narrowing down your options is the first step in comparing dining room sets so you can be sure you’ve made the right choice.


But what should you look at when comparing dining room sets? Here’s a list of the most important criteria.


Size and Seating Capacity

The size of your dining room is the best place to start. Measure your available space to determine the largest table you can get while still having enough room to pull chairs in and out and to move comfortably around the table. You also want to consider how many people regularly sit around your table. You can also get a table with removable leaves to expand the seating capacity.


Table Shape and Style

Once you know the size and seating capacity you need, you can move on to the shape and style of the table. The standard shapes are rectangular, oval, square, and round. The size you need will likely determine whether you go with oblong or no, but rounded edges or corners are down to taste. Sometimes rounded edges are preferable in a smaller space because it gives you more room to maneuver.

Next, you should look for a style that matches your taste and decor. Whether you prefer classic, rustic, modern, or eclectic, we have a dining set you’ll love.


Chair Comfort and Style

The table isn’t the only thing you have to think about; you can’t forget about the chairs! You want chairs that will be comfortable to sit in for an hour or two as you enjoy your dinner and spend time with your family and friends. Look at characteristics like seat height, back support, and padding. If you often have a large group around your table, you can also consider bench seating along one or both long sides of the table.


Find All the Best Dining Sets at Chair Fair

Your dining room is one of the most important rooms in your home, so you want to feel confident that you’ve selected the right furniture. At Chair Fair, you can compare over a hundred dining room sets to find the perfect choice for your home.


Visit our showroom at 408 Washington Street in Weymouth to see all our available options.