How To Choose The Perfect Dining Chairs For Your Home

When it comes to choosing dining chairs for the table in your kitchen or dining room, there are a number of things that you should consider. What chairs will best suit the style of the room? Do you want to change the style of your room completely? Should you only have one chair style or should you mix and match?

Below, I have listed a few different design styles to help you work out which style you currently use in your home so you can determine which dining chairs to chose. For each design style, I have created a product board which features 8 dining chairs that work within that style.


An ideal Scandinavian interior stems from a focus on functionality, pragmatism and clean, minimal aesthetic. This design style is most characterized by an elegant and sophisticated look which has a modern yet minimal overall feel.

Scandinavian design is characterised by wood, but not just any wood will do. In keeping with their light theme, the woods used in Scandinavian design are usually light woods, like beech, ash, and pine. Modern shapes including clean lines and soft curves are a defining feature of the Scandinavian design style.


Get the look:

Scandi chairs

  1. J104 Dining Chair – Hay

  2. Edelweiss Dining Chairs –
  3. Jasper Wooden Dining Chair, Faux Leather Upholstered Seat – Cult Furniture
  4. Ora Dining Chair in White – Danetti
  5. Danish Designs Elbow Wooden Dining Chair, Solid Ash Wood – Cult Furniture
  6. Cool Grey Eames Style Dining Chair – Danetti
  7. Roost Scandi Style Dining Chair in Natural Wood – Cuckooland

  8. J110 Chair Natural Beech – Hay


Industrial design is about adding a raw, unfinished look to the most thoughtfully designed homes. It’s about selecting pieces that are as much about style as function. If you have an interior with exposed brick walls or concrete accents, Industrial style furniture will work really nicely. A plethora of wood and metal surfaces can be found in industrial-style interiors. It’s no wonder that earth tones and neutrals are popular colour choices for these spaces.

Leather chairs work especially well within Industrial dining rooms. I personally love the idea of pairing tan leather chairs with a wooden table with iron legs. Hairpin legs are a key trend in Industrial furniture, you can see an example of hairpin legs chair 2 below. The industrial trend can feel quite informal, so mixing and matching different chairs adds a bit of interest.


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  1. Boston Metal Dining Armchair, Faux Leather Upholstered, Black – Cult Furniture
  2. Hairpin Chair With Wood Seat – Cult Furniture
  3. Boston Metal Dining Chair, Faux Leather Upholstered, Tan – Cult Furniture
  4. Moda Wire Metal Dining Chair Black and Black – Cult Furniture
  5. Vienna Walnut Office Chair – Wooden Furniture Store
  6. White & Brown Fur Cowhide Dining Chair – Smithers of Stamford
  7. Sander Metal Dining Chair, Black – Cult Furniture
  8. Tan Leather Dining Chair – Cox & Cox


Over the past few years, the bohemian style has become a worldwide trend. It’s hard to walk through a furniture shop without seeing rattan furniture and macrame accessories! Boho interiors tend to contain a mix of patterns, natural textures and cultural influences from different parts of the globe.

When considering dining chairs, look for chairs made of rattan or woven in some way. These organic materials and shapes are key. Bohemian and Scandi styles have a slight overlap so Scandi style chairs can work very nicely in bohemian interiors. For example, I have used Danish wishbone chairs as they have a rattan seat and an organic frame.


Get the look:

Bohemian chairs

  1. Zeros Out Dining Chair – Urban Avenue
  2. Knightsbridge dining chair, White / Natural seat – Cult Furniture
  3. Retro Lounge Chair – House Doctor
  4. Southbank Wooden Dining Chair, Black Rattan Seat – Cult Furniture
  5. Wishbone Chair, White / Natural – My Haus
  6. Black Rattan Tub Chair – The Farthing
  7. Isabella Wooden Dining Armchair with Rattan Seat – Cult Furniture

  8. Lena Rattan Chair – Beaumonde

Mid Century

This style grew in America based on earlier styles such as Bauhaus which began in Germany, and the International style, which grew from the Bauhaus style in America. There was a liberal use of traditional material, such as wood, and non-traditional materials such as metal, glass, vinyl, plywood and Plexiglass.

You will find that Mid Century furniture often features uncluttered and sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms. Circles and curves are prominent in this design style and can be seen in a number of dining chairs today. Walnut wood and Colours such as teal, burnt orange and yellow were very on trend during this era, so expect these colours to feature in retro dining chairs.


Get the look:

Mid century chairs

  1. Verpan 430 Dining Chair – Chaplins Furniture
  2. Reysenn Wooden Dining Chair  – Cult Furniture
  3. Jenson Dining chairs, Dark Stain Oak and Mineral Blue –
  4. Black Faux Leather Mid Century Chair – Lagoon
  5. Jacob Dining Chairs, Amber Orange and Walnut –
  6. Elbert Upholstered Dining Chair – Cult Furniture
  7. Friday Chair with  Upholstered Seat – Insidestoreldn
  8. Eichholtz Cipria Dining Chair – Sweetpea and Willow


Luxury interiors often include metallic finishes such as brass, platinum and silver to ensure that the dining space is both opulent and inviting. Sumptuous fabrics, such as velvet, can help to soften the space and add a feminine touch.

When looking for luxury dining chairs consider velvet upholstery in a rich jewel tone as they create a real statement! Another tip is to look for chairs with rich dark wooden legs or brass/chrome/platinum legs or plinths as these will add to the opulence. There are many chairs like this on the market that look the part but won’t break the bank.


Get the look:

Luxury chairs

  1. Cult Living Velvet Heather Dining Chair – Cult Furniture
  2. Regent Button Back Dining Chair – Cult Furniture
  3. Beatrix Velvet Dining Chair, Mustard – Cult Furniture
  4. Audrey Occasional Tub Chair, Velvet Upholstered, Royal Blue – Cult Furniture
  5. Black Dining Chair Rose Gold Frame – Modish Living
  6.  Iris Chair, Mustard – Cult Furniture
  7. Form Teal Velvet and Brass Cantilever Dining Chair – Danetti
  8. Mason Dining Chair Blush Pink – MY Furniture

I hope this post has helped you to find the perfect dining chairs for your space. Or maybe it’s given you an idea of what style you want for your new dining room? Are there any other design styles you would like me to cover? If so, send me an email or comment on this post ⇓

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7 thoughts on “How To Choose The Perfect Dining Chairs For Your Home

  1. What is most important in our house is comfort which makes picking a chair sometimes a challenge. I’m enjoying your postings.

  2. Much as I love all the luxury chairs, with a messy child I know the Scandinavian look is more practical for us, haha. Maybe in another 10 years we can treat ourselves to some of those gorgeous black velvet ones from Modish Living! X

    Lisa |

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