No. 1 | Tone & Material
Wood tones can be identified as warm, cool or neutral. Materials like fabric, leather, metal, woven plastics or paper cord, all add texture and interest to your dining space. For a unified look and feel, choose tables and chairs in a similar wood tone, or if you're after something more dynamic and tonally well-balanced, mix (not match) the dining chair tones & materials with the timber tone of the dining table.
- Shop Neutral toned dining tables here: Parsons, Grayson (rectangle or round), French Farmhouse, Belgium Farmhouse, English Farmhouse, Kensington, Malibu, Miller, Preston, Loft, Dune, St James in Oak.
- Shop Cool toned dining tables here: Beach House, Priory Round, St James Weathered Oak, Canterbury.
- Shop Warm toned dining tables here: Ettienne & St James
No. 2 | Shape & Visual Weight.When matching tables & chairs, contrast the visual weight and shape of your dining chairs. Choose substantial chairs for end chairs, such as carvers or solid upholstered pieces to balance the overall look. Vary shapes with curved backs or rounded frames to help balance the angular lines of a rectangle dining table and robust table bases.
Image source: Lindye Galloway & Home | TimberTrailsDC.com
No. 3 | Size Matters.
Inage Source: Chris Loves Julia | Love Where You Live - Chris Loves Julia | Ada Modern Classic — Jean Stoffer Design
No. 04 | Table and Style
Consider the style and shape of your table. These two things will help inform your decision to either mix-or-match your chairs, as well as the shape of chairs you decide.
Mixed and matched seating works better for rectangular tables while round tables speak to a continuous flow, so it's best to keep the chairs unified. Create a classic and timeless feel by pairing side chairs together with carvers (chairs with arms) at either end.
Mix in upholstered dining chairs with different shapes for a more collected-over-time look.
Looking to make a change to your current dining room? Perhaps consider switching out your end chairs for something more substantial for a completely updated and fresh look. We suggest our Chippendale Carvers, Henry, Kensington or Laurent chairs.
What's been your favourite tip to discover?