Choosing the right dining chairs is as important as choosing the right table. Your dining chairs can completely change the mood and style of your dining space. While you may prefer to buy a dining table that is classic and timeless, with your chairs, you can have a bit more fun and change them up more regularly.
Here are some key things to consider to help you pick the perfect dining chairs.
To ensure you buy dining chairs that will go perfectly with your dining table, you need to ensure you get the size and scale right.
Your dining table will influence the size of your dining chairs. Measure the height from floor to table, to get the right height and ensure your chairs will fit nicely, both when you’re sitting at your dining table, and when the chairs are tucked in. If buying chairs with armrests, make sure to measure where the arms will sit, to make sure you can still easily tuck your chairs in.
It’s important to choose the right fit for the space, whether a large open plan dining area or a small intimate space. You don’t want your dining chairs to overwhelm the space or get lost in it.
Measure your dining room and map out where the chairs will go and how much space they will take up. Make sure there’s enough space behind the chairs, even when pulled out, so you can easily move around the perimeter. You don’t want your dining space to be too crowded or have difficulty getting up from the table.
Think about how many chairs you need. Even if you chose a big eight-seater dining table, that doesn’t mean you have to buy eight seats if you don’t want or need them. If you prefer to have more surface space, but don’t want to squeeze in too many chairs, only buy as many as you need. You can also buy extra chairs for times when you have extra guests over, but perhaps you’ll want to store them away when not in use. In this case, you might look at dining chairs that can be stacked together, or that won’t take up too much space when stored away.
As with any piece of furniture for your home, it can take time to decide on the style of your dining chairs, with many styles to choose from.
You can buy dining chairs as a set if you want them to perfectly complement the style of your dining table, or if you want a creative or eclectic look, you can choose mismatching styles.
Do you want dining chairs with arms or without? Consider what you find more comfortable, as well as what fits with your dining table. You could also have a combination of some chairs with arms and some without.
High-quality dining tables can often serve multiple functions in a household, from a place to eat meals, to a place to work or do homework. If you spend a lot of time sitting at your dining table, comfort will be a key consideration when choosing dining chairs.
Is your dining room formal or casual? This will impact the type of dining chairs that will suit the room. If your dining room is more formal in style, an upholstered fabric chair may give your room a sophisticated feel. Upholstered chairs also provide an opportunity for you to add colour and pattern to your dining room and make a statement. If you prefer a casual or minimal vibe, wooden dining chairs may better suit your home and dining room style.
Consider the style of your home and how you want your home to look and feel. Do you want your dining room to make an elegant statement to entertain guests, or have a homey feel that encourages the family to spend time together?
When looking for the perfect dining room chairs, you need to consider the type of material that suits your preferred aesthetic as well as your lifestyle.
From upholstered fabric to leather, to wood, dining chairs are made using a wide range of materials, each creating a different effect on the style of your home. Fabric dining chairs can add cosiness and texture, as well as a pop of colour and pattern, while leather chairs offer a timeless appeal that can make your dining room look more sophisticated.
Wooden dining chairs come in a variety of finishes. Think about how different woods work together if you have other wooden furniture in your dining room. Your wooden furniture doesn’t all have to be matching, but you may want to create a cohesive look.
Practicality is important to take into account when you buy dining chairs. If you have young children or pets, you may need to consider the durability of various materials. With many fabric chairs, you cannot simply wipe them clean and they may be more likely to become stained. Wooden dining chairs may be ideal if you want a stylish, yet low maintenance option that can hold up against the wear and tear commonly caused by pets and children.
Berkowitz has a wide range of quality dining chairs in a variety of materials and styles to suit any home and aesthetic. If you’re looking for the perfect dining chairs and high-quality dining tables, check out our collection online.