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How do you determine the right seat height of your chair?

Hoe bepaal je de goede zithoogte van je stoel?

What about the seat height of your chair ? Solo Home sorted it out for you. Because whether you like long or short dining, it is super important that you can sit comfortably on your dining room chair . We discovered what the design of your dining area must meet in order to enjoy a truly enjoyable meal. Had a long working day? Then you just want to relax in the evening, right? And that starts during dinner. We all sit together at the table . But then you want to be able to sit comfortably. There is nothing more annoying than chairs that are too hard or chairs that are not properly adjusted in height to the dining table. That is why we looked for the right dimensions for your dining room chairs in combination with your dining table. This way you can be sure that you can always sit comfortably! So: would you like to enjoy a long dinner with your friends or a nice, extensive breakfast with the whole family? Or play games all evening long? With the correct seat height of your chair, this will be just fine!

What is the right seat height for chairs?

The average seat height for a chair is 43 to 46 centimeters. The ideal width varies from 46 to 59 centimeters. For example, a chair with armrests is often wider than a chair without armrests. And do you indeed choose a chair with armrests ? Always keep in mind that the railings fit under the table. Preferably with a gap of 2 centimeters, because then you will not damage the chairs and the table. And it is always nice if a hand fits between the chair and the underside of the table top, because then you can easily slide the chair on and off the table. Do you like to sit a little higher at the table? Then you can choose a chair with a higher seat height . Also nice if you are tall, for example, because then your legs have more room. Are you smaller or do you have shorter legs? Then a chair with a lower seat height is perfect. Otherwise you run the risk of not being able to fully reach the ground, which is of course not very nice. And then you also have something like the seat depth of a chair. Do you have long thighs? Then choose a chair with a generous seat depth. This way you distribute the weight of your thighs over the entire seat. On average, the seat depth is about 40 centimeters.

The perfect sitting position

It is therefore important to take your own stature and the seat height of the chair into account when determining the design of your dining area. And it all has to do with finding the perfect sitting position. You sit most comfortably when your spine maintains its natural curve. You will notice this when you sit upright against the backrest. Does your back have a slight arch? Then you're in the right place! It is also important that your feet are flat on the ground and that your knees are at a 90 degree angle. This way you relieve the strain on your thighs, which prevent them from leaning on the seat of your chair .

Does your chair match the table?

Always pay close attention to the height of your table. For example, it is not pleasant if your chair has a high seat height , while your table is on the low side. Then it becomes difficult to sit with your legs crossed. And also look carefully at how many chairs actually fit at your table. The length of a table is of course decisive, but also pay attention to the position of the legs! Not all tables only have table legs exactly in the corners. Sometimes there is also one in the middle, so you have to carefully measure whether your chairs really all fit!

Which chairs will you choose?

Do you know the dimensions of your perfect chair ? Then take a look at Solo Home's enormous range. With so much choice, we are sure that you will find the chair of your dreams!


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