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2. Measure the size of your roomRemember the golden rule – your dining table must fit your dining room. It’s not only important to consider the size of your table, but also to factor in a margin of at least three feet around it (the more negative space, the better).It’s also wise to consider the visual weight of furniture in a given space. While a table may fit your space in theory, it may end up swallowing your space once you actually haul it home. Visualise the visual weight of your dining table by taping off the floor in its exact dimensions. Then, to create a sense of height, use existing stools and tables to build a lifesize pseudo-replica.