(Closed) should you/have you put a counter height dining set in a formal dining room?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: counter height table in formal dining room
    Yes! I have seen it/done it and it looks appropriate : (8 votes)
    17 %
    No! They are considered casual and would take away from the formal look you are trying to achieve. : (34 votes)
    74 %
    IDK but I would love to see pics/outcome too!!!! : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    FI’s parents have a high table in their dining room and it looks goreous!  They have a pretty chandelier over it and always have it decorated with flowers and candles.  I wish I had a picture to show you.  

    Post # 4
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it would look fine, but if you are going for a more formal look I don’t think it works. Also in the long run, you might want regular height seats. I’m just picturing, say, an elderly grandmother trying to get on the stool, or a little kid, at Christmas dinner. 

    Just my opinion though and I’m sure you can dress it up.

    Post # 6
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love counter height tables, but, if I had a DR & eat in kitchen, I think I’d stick to a traditional table in the DR. I guess that’s probably because my understanding of a DR is a place to entertain, and most people are more comfortable at a normal height table. 

    Post # 7
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I think a higher table would be too casual. And yeah, those higher chairs could definitely pose a problem for older relatives at Thanksgiving Dinner.

    Post # 8
    336 posts
    Helper bee

    I saw one once and it looked weird. 

    Post # 9
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t have an eat in kitchen so we really only have one area for dinner. I do have bar height table and chairs and I love it. But if I had a seperate formal dining room, I might go with a more traditional set.

    Post # 10
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I have no idea what this thread is even talking about… any one have pics?

    Post # 11
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If the dining table is counter height then you need high chairs or stools to sit at that table so then it is considered casual. It would still look nice but wont be formal

    Post # 13
    46612 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I just don’t see anything formal in a counter height dining set. The only places I’ve ever seen these are pubs- less than formal.

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