How to choose the right Dining Chair


Dining chairs are so much more than their function. From shapely silhouettes to decorative details, dining chairs set the right tone for your dining area. We've put together a helpful guide to choosing the right chairs for your dining room, together with some inspirational images of our favourite styles!                              


Choose chairs that are at least 45cm wide. 55cm or wider is ideal if you like to host gatherings often, especially if your guests like to stay a while. Consider carvers positioned at the ends of your table for a more traditional approach. Or mix up the styles of your carver to add some personality and create depth in your dining area. A feature pendant over the table is a great way to define your space. Browse pendants here




Image: Choose carver chairs in a similar style or shape for a more pulled together look. 


Curved-back or round chairs generally work best with round tables and rectangle chairs look great with rectangle tables. We favour shapely chairs with a soft curve in the back for added comfort. Chairs with feature details such as deep-tufting or nail-head trim create a more sophisticated and elegant look. If your table has a decorative base, choose chairs that are more suited to that style or if you're after a more eclectic style- mix up your table and chair styles. We suggest keeping the variations of seating to two or three different styles for a thoughtful and pulled together approach. Consider different upholstery patterns in the same hue for a twist on formal dining. The colour palette will help to unify your room whist giving it a more contemporary feel. 


Image: Round chairs or chairs that have a curved-back look right at home when paired with round tables. 


Image: A table with strong legs works well when paired with these chairs that offer more visual weight. The nail-head trim highlights the shape and adds a touch of glamour to the room.


A well-made comfortable dining chair will stand up to everyday living for many years to come so choose wisely. Upholstery and finishing materials (timber or metal) is always something to consider and worth the investment. Consider how you live. Do you like to entertain? Do you have young children? Our bistro collection and Hamptons dining chair are both family-friendly options which are comfortable, easy to maintain AND look good - the perfect solution for young families. If you love the comfort of fabric but have young ones, we highly recommend choosing a commercial grade, stain resistant fabric that will not only satisfy your style but give you peace of mind to enjoy entertaining. 

We've put together some of our favourite dining table and chair combinations from Modern Farmhouse to Coastal inspired spaces. Make a statement in your dining room and find the right dining chair that is both beautiful and functional for your home.


Browse our collection of dining tables here or dining chairs here




















Having trouble deciding? Need some help? Why not work with a designer to create the right look for your home. Packages start from $75. Email: info@rusticcharminteriors.com.au and see how our design service can help you to achieve your dream dining room. 

Here's to beautiful home!


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