Ana Donohue InteriorsEclectic Dining Room, Boston
Living and Dining room space. Michael J. Lee Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
7. Size It Up“Measure twice, cut once” is timeless advice. An often-neglected measurement is the arm height of dining chairs: Don’t buy chairs without it. Check the height against your tabletop if space is tight and chairs have to be tucked under when not in use. Having them protruding into a high-traffic space impedes movement around the table. In this situation, the best option may be going with armless ones. These smart striped chairs fit neatly below the tabletop to allow free traffic flow.Tip: Something I learned the hard way: Check the seat height if buying vintage chairs, as some are lower than modern ones and make an uncomfortable fit with a modern table.