Counter Height Dining Set for 8

Have you got a particularly large household? Enjoy hosting dinners more often than not? Then a counter height dining set for 8 sounds like the perfect solution for your family.

Depending on the layout of your dining room or open-plan kitchen, some shapes might make more sense than others:

Resulting in four equal sets of two, square dining tables for 8 are a popular space-saving option in rooms or areas in the same shape, especially to facilitate conversationRound tables achieve a similar feel. They’re a bit harder to find for such a high number but worth scouting for if you’d like to make a small room look airierRectangular tables for 8 should only be introduced in larger rooms as they’re the most cumbersome. Still, they’re the best choice if you’d like to create a more majestic feel and be head of the table when hosting

Contemporary bar height dining table for 8

Contemporary bar height dining table for 8

A large counter height table in a square design is a beautiful choice in contemporary rooms (just look at its clean, symmetrical lines!) and particularly in apartments where space isn’t always a luxury.

A popular and versatile combination is that of a table in a streamlined design and some simple upholstered chairs in neutral colors.

$3269.99 $4191.88

8 person counter height dining table with upholstered chairs

8 person counter height dining table with upholstered chairs

If, to you, comfort comes before style… well, you can still find plenty of options that favor both!

Softer upholstered chairs are especially recommended if you’re going to be using them for longer periods of time (big dinners or events) or if some of your household members suffer from back pain or mobility issues. 

$3599.99

Modern counter height square table for 8

Modern counter height square table for 8

To introduce a nostalgically familiar vintage touch, you could consider a counter height dining set for 8 that includes warmer wood finishes and chairs with more decorative backs.

This will work divinely if you already have some mid-century modern interiors!

You can also avoid a heavy feel by choosing chairs with cushions or seats in a lighter finish than the actual wood.

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Dining table for 8 bar height with additional storage

Dining table for 8 bar height with additional storage

Let’s be honest: we could always do with more storage, couldn’t we? We guess your dining room isn’t an exception to the rule.

If you’d like to have an additional surface to keep some magazines or functional items like a cloth, look for a dining set for 8 with a table that includes this magical feature in the middle.

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Counter height dining set with wine rack

Counter height dining set with wine rack

You’re guaranteed to impress all of your guests with this fancy ace up your sleeve, or better… inside the table!

Another way of making the most of your table’s base is to choose one that includes storage specifically designed for wine bottles: both space-saving and practical (and with an unmatched wow factor, of course).

$3599.99

More rustic high top dining table set for 8

More rustic high top dining table set for 8

Did you draw inspiration from the countryside when furnishing your beautiful home? Whether you’ve opted for farmhouse, French country or cottage-style interiors, you’ll want to reinforce your rustic vision when choosing your new counter height dining set for 8.

The key is to stick to wooden designs, either entirely or by combining natural wood and a finish that matches your palette.

Slatted frames or designs featuring some minor decorative elements will also work wonders. 

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Antique style counter height table for 8

Antique style counter height table for 8

Majestic rectangular tables are the most natural choice in antique interiors. However, space matters, too: if you think you’d end up feeling a bit too cramped, a round or square design will do just fine, as long as you maintain your decor’s signature features.

Some popular antique elements for tables include a dark wood finish, tufted leather, wood carvings, and harmonious shapes in general, from your table legs to the back of your chairs.

Counter height square table for 8 with chairs and bench

Counter height square table for 8 with chairs and bench

Wish to keep it varied? Choosing a counter height dining set for 8 doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘eight chairs’. For example, have you considered benches?

Long benches for four might be a bit rarer to find in a counter-height design, but you can easily look for sets that include a mixture of chairs and a smaller but higher bench.

This is also a practical choice if you have kids, as it’ll allow them to sit right next to each other comfortably and potentially squeeze a third one in when needed. 

Counter height dining set in lighter finishes

Counter height dining set in lighter finishes

Fairly small room? Choosing the right shape for it is key, but colors play just as much of a role in the final result. In fact, darker wood finishes or dark hues in general tend to create a heavier feel, which is why we only recommend them in particularly large dining rooms.

Lighter finishes, on the contrary, will help small or medium-sized settings look airier and bigger than they actually are. 

Large counter height table with extendable features

Large counter height table with extendable features

Well, if you’ve got enough room for it, there’s no reason not to choose a majestic long table (unless you’d personally prefer a more intimate square design, of course).

But what if you’re torn between six and eight chairs as you’d like to accommodate more guests but also gain a bit more space?

Easy: look for a dining set for 6 that includes a leaf. That way, you’ll only need to sacrifice some extra space when you actually have guests around.

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Our advice Buying Guide

How much space do I need for a counter height table for 8?

A counter height table for 8 can turn your kitchen or dining area into the social hub of the house, allowing your family and friends to sit in the middle of the action as you prepare dinner.

These tables can take up significant space, so you should measure your dining room or kitchen dimensions before investing in a model. A standard rectangular counter height table for 8 measures between 70”- 100” long by 30”-45” wide, while a round model has a diameter of between 60”- 80”. If you’d rather invest in a square table, the sides should measure between 70”-95”.

Also, consider how much space you want between each seat at the table. For instance, you may be able to squeeze 8 people around a round table with a smaller diameter of 55”-60”, but each person wouldn’t have much elbow or legroom. For comfortable seating, choose a counter height table that offers between 24”-30” of space per person.

What are the best materials for a counter height table?

The best materials for a counter height table depend on whether you’ll be using the set indoors or outside and whether you will use the countertop both as a dining space and a food prep surface. A counter height table for 8 is a perfect alternative to a kitchen island, providing enough seating space for family dining or ample countertop areas for preparing ingredients for your dishes.

The most durable materials for counter height tables include pressure-treated or kiln-dried hardwood, such as teak, oak, maple, or cherrywood, or powder-coated steel for the frame. Both these materials can sustain heavy-duty use, and if the wood is sealed and treated, each material is suitable for use outdoors.

For the countertop, granite, marble, or stainless steel are all excellent options. Stainless steel is low-maintenance and simple to keep hygienically clean. Granite and marble have a timeless aesthetic appeal; however, they are prone to scratches and staining if exposed to acidic substances, so extra care is needed when using the table for food prep.

Glass is another classic material for a counter height tabletop, but ensure you choose tempered glass to minimize the risk of cracks.

Can I use a counter height table for 8 outdoors?

A great way to entertain a crowd outdoors is using a counter height table for 8. You can use it in your backyard or patio for family and friends. It makes standing with a beverage or light snack comfortable - especially if there isn’t enough seating for everyone.

Counter height tables are a lifesaver if you have pets who are large enough to reach the tabletop. The table’s height keeps your pets from helping themselves to food while you’re not looking.

For an outdoor counter height table, the best types of wood are cedar, redwood, tropical hardwoods, and pressure-treated wood. Ensure the counter height table for 8 you choose is treated for outdoor use with a plastic-based sealant and weather-resistant stain. You should also purchase a cover for the table if you don’t intend to store it indoors during the colder months.

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Imagio Home 7 Piece Arlington Gathering Height Dining Set Black And Java

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This dining set constitutes a great proposition for all traditional interiors. A round counter height table for 8 along elegant chairs ensures a comfortable accommodation for your whole family. Solid wooden construction guarantees sustainability.

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Square dining table with eight chairs will bring some class into your dining room. In classical, toned colors: grey and black makes it universal for most room decors. A lot of space allow you to make serve dinner for 8 people.

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Rustic composition of furniture in a classy dining room, furnished with a long dining table made out of natural-looking walnut wood, paired with a set of eight matching dining chairs with cream-upholstered seats and backs.

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Wonderful 9 piece dinning collection-surrounds décor with its charm.Rectangular wood counter height table, decorated with sophisticated French carved legs, goes hand in hand with chairs,enriched with a cream seats. The back of the chairs has a cross pattern.

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Counter height set with seating for 8!

Square counter height table

Apparently, this family dining table is not exquisitely large, but still it might seat up to 8 people - fine enough for me! The pedestal base conceals a handy wine bottles rack. Tall chairs (counter height) have classic lattice backs.

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modern dining room sets for 8

Counter height table for 8

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