Disclaimer: This is an article on selecting the right dining chairs that I originally wrote for Wicker Emporium, that I thought I would share with you all on my own Blog.
Are you in the market for dining chairs? Be sure to read this post beforehand so you are better equipped to make the right purchase that will last you for years to come. 🙂
Recently I had a discussion with a close friend of mine regarding dining chairs and what would be best for her home. I thought it would be a great idea to share what we discussed, and the pros and cons of different chairs based on your lifestyle and home!
It goes without saying that solid chairs with minimal fabric would be ideal for a home with young children and pets, who, let’s be honest here, can sometimes get a little messy! But that doesn’t mean you have to forego style in exchange for your loved ones! There’s plenty of lovely options.
Bonded or tufted leather (real or faux) is a great way to add sophistication to a table while still maintaining durability with kids, but may not be ideal for some of our furry friends who may claw at upholstery. They are easy to clean so you don’t have to worry about spills during speghetti night! Win – win!
Metal, wood, or solid material chairs have been a go-to for years. A well made solid chair can easily last a lifetime and be passed down to family. For the minimalist, café or Scandinavian style chairs are a stylish option without creating a lot of visual clutter. Depending on your décor and design of your space, a traditional, Windsor, or ladder back chair can be ideal for a more formal – or casual – style and are easily adaptable to different spaces.
If upholstered chairs are a personal favourite of yours, consider how often the space will be used. Do you have an eat-in breakfast area as well as a dining room? Scotchgaurd can be a chair-lifesaver when it comes to inevitable spills and messes. If you plan to eat in these chairs regularly, you may also want to consider a medium to darker shade to help conceal potential stains, or another option – slipcovers!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match with the style of your table! Cafe chairs with a intricate dining table can create a beautiful eclectic set, as well as simple tables with formal chairs can add interest to an otherwise simple and streamlined table.
Last year I added new chairs to my farmhouse table. Almost any chair could have worked with this table, but I wanted to add a bit of an elegant touch to my space while keeping the look inviting. I do have three dogs, but with Scotchguard and the vacuum on my side (As well as the neutral grey-tone fabric) I think these chairs were the perfect choice for our family.
Have you chosen your perfect dining chairs, yet? Be sure to check out this post on my new chairs if you are interested in learning more about them!
Enjoy your weekend!
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