Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes — casual breakfast nooks, formal dining spaces, and everything in between. But the most important element in a dining space is your chair. Is your dining chair size the right height for your table? Is it comfortable for the type of entertaining you like to do? Is the fabric durable? There are lots of questions to answer before you pick the right one, and we’re here to guide you through the process.
- Dining Chair Size
Measuring is a crucial task when you’re shopping for furniture, especially when it comes to seating in your dining room. Standard seat height is 18 inches, and a standard table height is 30 inches.
- Comfortable Dining Chairs
There are lots of factors in choosing between upholstered and un-upholstered chairs, and both have their advantages. A chair that isn’t upholstered is also usually narrower and easier to fit around a smaller table. But if you love to host long, leisurely dinner parties, you may want to choose something upholstered which will be more comfortable if you linger after meals.
- Dining Chair Fabric and Finish
If you like a mixed and matched look, you’ll need to think strategically about finishes. You want them to complement each other but not match perfectly. Think about incorporating both one consistent element and one contrasting element. Contrast makes the space more exciting and interesting, while consistency will keep it from feeling hodge podge.