How to Choose the Perfect Dining Chair for You
Your dining room or dining area should be the heart of your home. It’s a space which you may need to utilise in a variety of ways from serving family meals to hosting dinner parties.
Perhaps your dining table also doubles as your work station, a place to enjoy crafting or somewhere to hold meetings.
All of which means that you face an important decision when choosing your dining chairs. There’s much to consider if you are to find the chairs which perfectly suit your room, enhance your decor and complement your lifestyle. What is the best kitchen chair? How do I choose the perfect dining chair?
Complement the size and shape of your room
Few homes offer unlimited space and so your choice of dining table and dining chairs will inevitably be influenced by the size and shape of your room. By making the best use of what you do have, you can design a dining room that feels incredibly spacious but which also offers sufficient seating at the table for any occasion.
When space is a challenge, choose compact chairs and avoid styles with arms. You can then include more seats at the table without the room feeling cramped.
A round or extendable kitchen table would be a wise investment for a smaller room. However, if your table extends, you will need additional chairs that you won’t use all of the time. But where do you put them when you don’t need them at the table?
Consider stackable styles for easy storage or chairs which can double as accent pieces in other areas of your home.
Creating space at the table
Your kitchen chairs must be an appropriate size for your table if you and your guests are not to injure your knees or rub elbows when seated. Choose chairs with seats which are at least 30cms lower than the bottom of your table.
When it comes to deciding how many chairs your table can accommodate, allow 60cms for each chair. You may have to squeeze in additional diners on special occasions but you should furnish your room for everyday use, not for gatherings that you might host only once a year.
Is comfort or convenience your priority?
If you do host parties regularly or like to linger at the table, there is no doubt that an upholstered dining chair will provide a superior level of comfort. Chic upholstery will also lend elegance, texture and colour to your décor.
However, if convenience is key and your kids tend to wipe mucky hands on your furniture, you will benefit from chairs which are easy to wipe down.
Faux leather upholstery provides a stylish compromise and can be a feature of both contemporary and traditional dining chairs.
The dining chair style edit
To know how to choose the right dining chair you must realise that size matters but that style is also an important consideration. Your table, décor or property might demand the inclusion of traditional dining chairs or at least a nod to a heritage design. Tufted button backs and stud details echo period furniture without feeling dated.
Retro looks are right on trend and you will discover a fabulous choice of mid-century inspired dining chairs at EZ Living. These will imbue your interior with both a funky twist and a timeless quality.
Overtly contemporary dining chairs will feel right at home in modern spaces and chic apartments if you need to complement fresh and minimal décor.
You might prefer to choose chairs which match your table or to invest in a dining table set. But you can create striking looks by featuring contrasting pieces or splashes of colour. For a memorable yet balanced room, settle on two different finishes which are decidedly different and yet which do have something in common.
Gorgeous wood brings warmth, texture and timeless quality to your home. Partner your oak dining table or kitchen table with matching oak chairs. Wooden dining sets are also available with stunning painted finishes in a variety of shades from subtle grey to stunning black. Alternatively, rustic dining chairs, dining tables and benches deliver a timeless feel and impressive character to your home.
When carvers are cool and benches are best
Ideal for positioning at each end of a rectangular table, a carver chair is a dining chair with arms that would provide an elegant finishing touch for your dining set. Carvers also create a greater sense of luxury to lift your space.
When space is an issue, dining benches are fabulous options. You can push the benches under the table when not in use to save space and it’s easy to squeeze in an extra diner at the table when you need to.
Completing your open-plan space
Your open-plan space might incorporate both a dining area and a counter, bar or kitchen island. You can create a unified feel by choosing matching dining chairs, kitchen chairs and counter stools. The exciting collections at EZ Living Furniture offer matching pieces in diverse styles with something to suit every interior.
The perfect dining chairs at EZ Living Furniture
The perfect dining chairs will lift your room, maximise your use of space and reflect your personal style. From sleek contemporary design to rustic oak and from bold colours to cool retro looks, you will find your special dining chairs in the outstanding collections at EZ Living Furniture.