Pick the Ideal Dining Chair

Pick the Ideal Dining Chair

Now that you have pinpointed the table you will be using, how will you match your chairs to your table? There are even more seat options out there than tables, so it can be hard to get the right match for the table and the way you live. Have no fear — whether you’re a minimalist, a midcentury modern enthusiast or a industrial aficionado, there is a perfect dining seat option available for you.


You: Enjoy rustic design
Your seating: Conventional farm-style wood seats

thick and solid wood chairs will match well with that rustic farm table you purchased. Look into Windsor or Shaker-style wood chairs for that extra touch of authenticity.

Schranghamer Design Group, LLC

Café-style bentwood chairs have come back into fashion lately, because their curvy lines look good with almost any style table and they include a European flair. These chairs are quite classy with a rustic farm table too.

Rachel Reider Interiors

You: Never know just how many people are coming for supper
Your seating: The padded bench

Many people find a hard wood seat unforgiving, therefore look at cushioned benches or banquette seating for increased comfort. Possessing a cushioned seat along a wall and routine chairs on the other side of a desk creates an eye catching composition. Combined with an extending table, you’re ready for any size dinner party.

Hint: Putting the cushioned seat or banquette at a window frames the dining area well. Just be sure to measure correctly prior to buying.

Sutton Suzuki Architects

You: Have a minimalist
Your seating: An easy long bench

An easy chair will pair well with a rectangular table and accommodates as few or as many diners as you’re willing to squeeze . This style seating reinforces your no-frills approach to setting up a dining room with its flexibility and clean lines that are spare.

You: Have a fan of clean, modern lines
Your seating: Contemporary bentwood chairs

These budget-friendly chairs are available from a variety of major retailers. They are available in a rainbow of colors and natural or finished wood tones — they are a no-brainer to place along any modern dining table.

Classic Eames bentwood chairs would be the next step up from contemporary bentwood chairs to match to a modern dining table. These stunning chairs are a classic modern icon.

Jeanette Lunde

You: Are a convenient conservationalist
Your seating: A mix of thrifted and discovered chairs

Create an eclectic mix all around your table using a collection of chairs found at thrift shops and yard sales. Each seat has a story to tell, and your dining area is going to be infused with personality — and of course earth-friendly effect.


One approach to produce mismatched chairs look more cohesive is to paint them all the same colour and provide consistent upholstery, such as in this fine collection.

See how to perform this

Studio William Hefner

You: Are traditional
Your seating: Upholstered chairs

Nothing says”formal dining” just like a set of well-upholstered chairs to go around a traditional table. The cushioned back and seat tell the diner you’re in for a multicourse meal full of delicious treats and good conversation.


If you would like your current dining chairs to seem more formal, make slipcovers to them. Play together with the pattern and colors of this fabric to produce a splashy but temporary announcement.

Madison Modern Home

You: Are edgy and like the industrial appearance
Your seating: A metal Tolix seat

Built like a tank and amazingly comfortable, these chairs will make any dining room look edgy. These classic chairs are also available from a variety of retailers in different price points (depending on how authentic to the 1930s original you want to get) and colors.

You: Enjoy classic midcentury modern design
Your seating: Eames Shell Chair

Whether you go for a chrome Eiffel foundation or a wooden dowel foundation, the fiberglass Shell Chair instantly yells midcentury modern and looks amazing with a equally amazing Saarinen table.

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