Dining Room Dimensions: Find The Perfect Fit For Your Home

by Sreya Dasgupta | February 26, 2024 | 5 mins read

Dining room dimensions for your dining area

Getting the dining room dimensions right helps you decide which modular furniture will look best in the space.

The dining room is the most social space in your home. It is where the entire family and friends come together to enjoy sumptuous meals together. The space that gives you the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones after a long day or start a day with a hot cup of coffee. So, having a spacious dining room of perfect dimensions is the most crucial part of designing your home. If you are starting with a clean slate and looking for the ideal dining room dimensions, this blog will help you make an informed decision. And if you already have a dining room and are looking for some interiors that will accentuate your space and optimise the functionality, we have some ideas on perfectly designing dining spaces in different dimensions as well. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Small Dining Room Dimensions

If you have a compact apartment and require a personalised cosy dining nook, a 6ft x 5ft space is the minimum you need for a comfortable dining experience. Though a little smaller than the average dining room dimensions, you can design it with precision to solve the problem. Instead of a separate sideboard or crockery unit, you can choose a side cabinet with a dining table pull-out. This will provide ample storage space while providing free flow movement in your dining area. Just pull it out to serve as the dining table during mealtimes and put it back when not required. Choose light wall colours, minimal decor, and use ample light to make your dining room look bright and spacious.

A compact apartment needs a 6ft x 5ft dining room layout dimension
Small dining room dimensions for petit apartments
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Standard Dining Room Dimensions

Standard dining room dimensions are usually 14ft x 10ft, which houses all the amenities required for a comfortable mealtime experience. In these dimensions, you can opt for a six-seater or a four-seater dining table as per your requirement. But make sure to keep a clearance of 30 to 45 inches between the edge of the table to the wall or cabinets to move around comfortably. Check our blog on dining table dimensions to figure out the perfect dining table as per your dining room interiors and layout. We have added a sideboard with handleless drawers and a cabinet with a glass front for a clutter-free arrangement. The contemporary light fixture stitches the look together and adds a luxury vibe. The red upholstered chair adds a pop of colour to this white dining room and infuses vibrance into the space.

14ft x 10ft is the standard dining room dimension for six seater table
Standard dining room dimensions with a 6-seater table
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Square Dining Room Layout Dimensions

The perfect dimensions for the dining room also depend on the layout you choose. So, if you are looking for square dining room layout dimensions, a 12 ft x 12 ft space is good enough to create a comfortable dining space. Choose furniture with legs to make your space look spacious and clutter-free. We would suggest a four-seater dining table for free flow movement. You can also add two tall chairs at the breakfast counter to create some additional seating options. You can easily fit a side cabinet with multiple drawers to house your crockeries and other essentials, while the top of the sideboard can be used to showcase artefacts, indoor plants or a table lamp.

A 12 ft x 12 ft space is good enough for the Square dining room layout dimension to create a comfortable dining space
Square dining room dimensions for a compact space

Living Room Dining Room Combo Dimensions

Open layout home interiors are gaining popularity in recent times because of their seamless look and spacious vibe. These layouts look lighter to the eye and the absence of partition walls help to save space, making the room look wide and clutter-free. If you want a living cum dining room, you should have a space of around 8 ft x 14 ft. You can add a crockery unit with a tinted glass front and a horizontal section with open shelves to house all your expensive crockeries and dining set. We have also added two sections with wood finish laminate to hide away your clutters. Use a jali partition if you want a subtle demarcation or place your sofa to divide your living room from the dining space.

An ideal dimension for a living room and dining room combo is 8 feet by 14 feet for a comfortable dining area.
A living cum dining room with a stylish crockery unit

Kitchen And Dining Room Dimensions

If you love cooking and want a dining space by the kitchen so that you can enjoy quality time with your family while cooking meals or keep an eye on your little ones while cooking for them, a kitchen and dining area is perfect for you. For that, you need a minimum dimension of 17 ft x 10 ft. Here we have used a rectangular dining table with six chairs to provide ample space for your family and friends. Choose furniture with legs to make the interiors look lighter to the eye. The navy blue kitchen creates a striking contrast with the light wood dining table and chairs, creating a subtle demarcation between the kitchen and dining space.

Minimum 17 ft x 10 ft for kitchen cum dining room dimension for 6
A functional kitchen and dining space for urban homes

Now that you know the dining room plan dimensions, let’s talk about the checklist for dining room interiors. This will give you detailed ideas about the dos and don’ts for planning your dining room interiors. And if you need some expert advice in planning your home interiors, book a free consultation with us today. Our experts are here to help you with personalised designs that suit your budget and lifestyle. You can also visit our Experience Centres to check out the latest home interior design concepts and talk to our designers directly.

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Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer at DesignCafe

Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in DesignCafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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