Ask any interior designer what their favourite piece of household furniture is, and chances are great that they will say “my designer dining chairs”. And that’s for some very good reasons – the right choice of dining chairs can make any monotonous set up more lively and inviting. For that very reason, in today’s blog post I’ll share with you some tips on how to choose and style your new dining chairs. Although different people have different tastes, there are some general guidelines that can help make your space feel cohesive without being too matchy-matchy.
Consider Your Personality
Before you decide on what kind of designer dining chairs you want to invest in, consider your personality. Are you a cool, calm and collected person or are you a funny and energetic individual? Your character should help you determine details such as the colour and design of your new set. Cooler spots pair well with flowy constructions and rounded corners, while vibey and eclectic rooms go well with unique details and sharp angles.
Follow the Basics
Regardless of your style, a few basic elements can make the whole design look and feel more cohesive. Seat height is one of them. Imagine your family or friends gathered around the table and ready to enjoy a delicious meal but everyone is sitting at a different height. That would look weird, right? To avoid this from happening, keep about 25cm of space between the top of the seat and the bottom of the table. You should also consider the ‘visual weight’ that a particular design will bring to your room. Visual weight means how heavy or light a furniture piece looks in a certain space. The same set of chairs may have a different impact on the overall feel of the room depending on whether they’re in a white or black colour. As a rule of thumb, the darker and heavier a piece is, the more space it will need to “breathe”, otherwise, that space will look cluttered.
Look for Versatility
When choosing your designer dining chairs, keep in mind the overall style of your home. What is the main design theme? Are there any modern, contemporary or rustic details? Any heavy, traditional silhouettes? Bohemian cane and wicker details? Whatever your house theme may be, try to have it in the design of your dining chairs as well.
Think About Mismatched Combinations
Mismatched chairs are a great way to add a bit of drama to your dining room. However, there are two factors that need to be considered to keep your dining room looking eclectic but well put-together. The first of them is the chair legs. The shape of the chair legs plays an important role in creating cohesion. Generally, the thinner the leg the more contemporary and airy the chair style. Heavy and thick chair legs go best in spaces with a more traditional feel. The second is the colour. Colour consistency helps create visual cohesion, which is why when choosing mismatched chairs, choosing colours from the same palette is your best bet.