Table & Chair Heights Guide for Patio Furniture

Table & Chair Heights Guide for Patio Furniture

When it comes to selecting patio furniture, one of the key factors to consider is the height of the table and chairs. The right table height can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your outdoor space, whether you're looking to create a cozy conversation nook or a spacious dining area. Understanding the different table and chair heights will help you make the best choice for your patio setup.

Table heights are measured from the ground to the top of the table or fire table. Chair seat height is the most important factor for ensuring comfort at any table. You don't want to be seated too high or too low. We've included the ideal chair heights for each table listed below.

At Paddy O’, we offer a wide range of tables and fire tables that are categorized as follows:

  • Balcony Table Height: 37 to 39 inches
  • Dining Table Height: 28 to 30 inches
  • Chat Table Height: 23 to 26 inches 
  • Coffee Table Height: 18 to 22 inches
  • End Table Height: 16 to 23 inches
  • Balcony Table Height

    Balcony tables range from 37 to 39 inches in height. These tables are ideal for smaller exterior spaces, such as an apartment balcony or other intimate patio spaces. The taller balcony tables & fire tables enhance the visual depth of compact areas and promote a seamless transition for gatherings where people can sit and stand. Balcony height differs from bar height.

    Balcony Height Tables

    37 to 39 inches high

    Bar Height Tables

    41 to 47 inches high

    If you are shopping at Paddy O’, we don’t offer bar-height tables. You will want to pair your balcony table with a balcony-height chair. We offer balcony chairs that are 25 to 27 inches in height—perfect for your balcony table. Balcony tables are an excellent addition to your space if you love to host. They can be convenient backyard spots to enjoy drinks and laughs with friends. 

    Dining Table Height

    Nestled comfortably between 28 to 30 inches, the dining table height is excellent for outdoor entertaining and family meals. These tables anchor an outdoor area ideal for formal and casual gatherings, providing the perfect space for a delicious meal, a game of cards, or great conversation. 

    With our comprehensive offering of sling, padded sling, and cushion dining chairs, we have something to suit every style. You will want to pair your dining table or dining fire table with dining chairs that have a chair height between 17 and 19 inches. This will give ample space to sit comfortably at the table with plenty of legroom.

    Chat Table Height

    A chat table is perfect for laid-back gatherings and usually measures between 23 and 26 inches tall. In terms of height, it is shorter than a dining table and taller than a coffee table. A chat table will be slightly taller than your seats. Chat tables are designed for coziness and easy access to food and drinks.

    At Paddy O’, chat fire pit tables are our only offering for this unique height. They work nicely with club chairs or even a loveseat! A chat table pairs well with furniture that has chair seat heights between 16 and 18 inches.

    Coffee Table Height

    At heights between 18 and 22 inches, coffee tables are designed to align with the seating levels of sofas and lounge chairs, which makes them an important element in any outdoor lounging area. Coffee tables are more than just a stylistic choice, they also provide practicality as the perfect place to set your beverage, a yummy snack, your laptop, or a good book. They also serve as places to add décor and bring your personal touch into a space. 

    Whether you pair your coffee table with a sectional or a sofa with some club chairs, selecting the right coffee table comes down to your preferences on style and usage. You can select a lower-profile coffee table that sits below the furniture if you are seeking an unobstructed view with a modern feel and look. If you are looking for a more functional coffee table, select a table similar to the seat height of the furniture pieces around it. At Paddy O’ Furniture, our wide variety of coffee tables, Bodega Fire Pit Tables, and Bliss Rectangular Fire Pit Tables all fall within the coffee table height.

    End Table Height

    End tables sit between 16 to 23 inches in height. They offer the ultimate blend of functionality and flexibility. With smaller tabletop surface areas, end tables are perfect for your morning coffee, reading materials, or the perfect place for a beautiful plant. 

    Designed to nestle next to your seating options, end tables allow you to reach for essential items effortlessly. They make great companions for chaise lounges by the pool, as well as sofas and club chairs. End tables are extremely versatile and can be used with almost any seating configuration.

    What would work best in your space?

    When it comes to selecting your outdoor table or fire pit table, consider the height of your chairs, as well as the function you want the table to perform, such as dining or entertaining. Additionally, make certain your table's height is suitable for your guests and provides enough legroom.

    By considering these factors, you can ensure you’ll choose the right outdoor furniture for you and your guests! Our outdoor furniture comes with industry-leading warranties. Most tables and fire pit tables at Paddy O’ Furniture allow you to select the base finish and the tabletop pattern. You can visit our product page to see the different selections available to you.

    If you are unsure what table or fire pit table is the right one for your space, we offer complimentary design consultations that can take place at any of our showroom locations, online, or even at your home! 

    Come into any of our showroom locations in Arizona or Tennessee to see our products, or visit us online. We’d love to help!

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