How to Pick Dining Seating
Select chairs from among a variety of styles and materials. Upholstered dining chairs may be covered in velvet, bouclé, leather, or suede, among other fabrics. Choose a material that complements your dining table and interior design style. Velvet and bouclé are sumptuous, providing unique visual contrast to glass- or marble-top tables. Alternatively, fabrics like leather, suede, and cotton twill pair well with wood dining furniture.
Wood dining chairs — available in walnut, ash, oak, and more — deliver durability and an easy-to-clean finish. Some chairs combine a wood frame with an upholstered cushion, a cane seat, or even wicker, offering a tactile finish.
Metal dining chairs are ultra-sleek and showcase an industrial-inspired aesthetic. Often rendered in powder-coated steel, this type of chair plays well with a range of dining table styles, from glass-top pieces to wood tables.
When choosing pieces for your home think about creating a unique visual landscape. Mix a long dining bench with upholstered seats for a versatile seating arrangement; combine a pair of armchairs with molded plastic designer dining chairs; or opt for steel seats mixed with ghost chairs. The options are nearly endless.