# How much space is needed for a round dining table?

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##### Asked by: Jasmine Evans

Dining Table Clearance. No matter what shape your table is, leave **at least 30 inches (76cm) between the edge of the table and an obstruction (wall or sideboard – or anything else) to allow people to take their seats**. With 30 inches it will still be very tight if people get up in the middle of the meal.

## How big does a room need to be for a round table?

Here’s a simple formula for room space:

You need **at least 3 feet (36”) around the perimeter of the table**. That means you need to add 72” to the width and length of the table.

## Do you need more space for a round dining table?

Space Saving

If you have a small house or dining room, bear in mind that **round tables take up less space**. They have a smaller surface area than their rectangular counterparts so will fit into tighter spaces much more easily.

## Does a round table take up less space?

Because there are no corners, **a round dining table generally has a smaller footprint than a square or rectangle making it suitable for smaller spaces**. They also tend to fit more people around when you have additional guests.

## How much space do you need for a round dining table and chairs?

The general rule of thumb is to allow **24 inches** of space for every person gathered around your table. Most side chairs range between 16” wide and 24” wide, with arm chairs being as wide as 30”.

## What size round table fits in a 10×10 room?

For a room that’s 10 feet by 10 feet, you’ll want a round table with a **maximum diameter of 48 inches**.

## How much space does a 60 inch round table need?

Use **12 sq ft per person** for 60 in round tables with 8 per table or any other round table.

## Can you put a round table in a square room?

**A round table works well in small rooms and smaller square shaped rooms**. It creates a cozy and intimate setting, so it’s the best shape for a small group of people. A large round table, however, can make guests feel very far away from each other.

## Do round tables work in rectangular rooms?

The Shape Factor

Square pegs don’t fit round holes. Similarly, **round dining tables won’t look good in a rectangular room**! This is particularly apparent if the area is distinctly elongated and the table is especially large, because the sides of the room would look uncomfortably narrower than the space on the other ends.

## What fits more people round or rectangle tables?

Capacity. As a general rule, **you’ll be able to fit more people around a rectangular dining room table than a round one**. But round tables, while they offer less capacity, have a more intimate feel because you can make eye contact and speak with everyone at the table.

## How much room do you need for a 42 inch round table?

Clearances and Walkways. While recommendations vary, a clearance of 36 to 42 inches from table edge to a wall or other furniture allows adequate space for seating plus a walkway behind the diners. Using this guideline, **a dining room 10-by-12-feet long** accommodates a table 36 to 42 inches wide and 60 to 72 inches long.

## How big is a round table for 4?

A **42″** round table can fit four people comfortably. A 48″ round table can seat 4-6 people comfortably. A 60″ round table can seat between 6-8 people comfortably.

## How many chairs fit around a 48 round table?

48″ Round Dining Table. For a formal meal, a 48″ round table will seat 5 people comfortably. **For a casual meal, you can sit 6 people** around the table.

## How many chairs can fit around a 5ft Round Table?

Seating Planner

Seating Capacity for Tables | |
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Table Size | Number of People |

60 inch Round (5′) | Seats 8 – 10 Adults |

48 inch Round (4′) | Seats 6 – 8 Adults |

36 inch Round (3′) | Seats 3 – 5 Adults |

## How many does a 6ft round table seat?

8-10 people

If you have a 6 foot round table (72 inches), you can seat **8-10 people** at the table. If it is a 30 inch by 72 inch rectangular table, 6-8 seats will fit around the table, with 3 chairs on either side and 1 chair at either end.

## How big does a round table need to be to seat 6?

What big is a circular table for 6 people? Round tables for six people should have an overall table diameter **between 4′-4’6” | 122-137 cm**.