How To

match your dining chairs to your dining table

Wednesday 18th October 2017

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ften, we go into a store and buy the dining table and chairs as a set, that is, until you decide to go to a bespoke store such as ours, where you have free reign of what table to match with which chairs. This is the beauty of using a store such as ours, where you can have the ability to decide for yourself, rather than have a design thrust upon you. However, if you are anything like me, and have a streak of inability to decide on these sorts of things easily, I thought I would share with you some advice I often use to help me decide how to pair these pieces together, and it’s all about your own style and requirements.

The Girado chair from Team 7 automatically swivels to face forwards when you get out of your chair - making a permanently neat dining table setting!

Consider the wood or materials first

The Girado chair from Team 7 automatically swivels to face forwards when you get out of your chair - making a permanently neat dining table setting!

If you are looking to have a dining room which feels “pulled together” then starting with the materials of the table is a good place to start, as you can look for chairs which are of the same wood or have a stainless-steel leg, which matches the table. However, if you have a style which goes towards the more eclectic, you need not feel so matchy-matchy. Consider how light wood matches beautifully with metal – this can be a gorgeous combination for chair and table, and can be a great way to add a bit of a quirky touch to your dining room.

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The Lui dining chair from Team 7 is available in many leather colours and StrickTex.

Can you go for a dash of colour?

If your dining room is in need of a splash of colour, you can add this through the furniture, from a bright pink dining table in corian, to chairs which have a brightly coloured fabric, which can showcase your colourful style, without having to pick up a paintbrush. There can be so many choices to choose from when it comes to colour, it means you can keep your dining room a neutral tone (making it inviting and warm, as well as easy to maintain), while you can let your wild-side free with the colour choices on your dining room furniture.

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The Lui dining chair from Team 7 is available in many leather colours and StrickTex.
The Hussl STN-6 comes with rounded or square backs.

Rounded corners versus sharp edges

The Hussl STN-6 comes with rounded or square backs.
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The modern Danish DM4105-06 dining and carver chairs feature beautifully curved slatted solid hardwood backs.

If you are looking to match a round table to the right sort of chairs, you can look for chairs which have beautiful curves, this can help to continue to the feeling of a retro space, or can help to tuck in your chairs easily around the table when it is not in use. The same goes for rectangular or square tables and chairs which may not even have arms.

You can also consider having different, more elaborate chairs for the heads of your table, making it feel more grand, should this be something you like to go for.

No matter how you decide to choose your chairs and table, remember that this is a space you want to have as inviting, and that showcases your own personal tastes for your home, and you simply can’t go wrong – embrace your own styling and let yourself run wild! How do you choose the right chairs to match with a dining table for your home? We’d love to hear your experiences and advice.

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The modern Danish DM4105-06 dining and carver chairs feature beautifully curved slatted solid hardwood backs.

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