Sometimes the dining chairs are the focal point of the dining room, so it’s important to give them a special attention when you choose them. In this article, we will be talking about some amazing designs and tips that will help you to make the best choice.
When you go shopping for dining room chairs, you will be surprised of the different materials that you will find like, wood, metallic, leather and even plastic. The right choice will depend on your taste, your dining table and the entire design of your dining room. For example, if you have a wooden table, then it’s not recommended to choose plastic or metallic chairs, of course the wood will be the best to go for in this case.
Speaking of wood, if you choose wooden dining chairs, you will find variety of kinds to choose from like, pine, oak, mahogany, cedar, etc. In general, the hardwood kinds are the best kinds you can choose, so if you have a good budget, this will be the best choice to make. Unlike the softwood, the hardwood is known with its durability and solidness which you will need if you are looking for a life investment.
The entire atmosphere or design of your dining room will control your choice when you pick the dining chairs. For example, if you applied a modern design to your dining room, simple armless chairs with no craves will perfectly match your dining room’s design. Interested to know more chair styles for different designs? Well, there are hundreds of styles you can choose from for example, you will find pedestal chairs, arm chairs, and chairs with slatted back.
Even the chairs legs come with different shapes, you will find rounded or squared legs you will also find carved and with no carves chairs. The best choice you can make is to match the style of your dining room chairs with your dining table style, for example, if your dining table has rounded legs, then a chair set with rounded legs will be the best matching. However, this isn’t a basic rule, you can always improvise to achieve the design that you are looking for.
The different styles aren’t only about the shape of the legs, but you will also find armless chairs and other style with armrests. It’s important to pay attention to your dining room space and your dining table’s size, when you choose between the arm and the armless chairs, because the arm chairs are big and they are usually used in big dining rooms. For sure a small dining room won’t accommodate a whole set of arm chairs, so If you have a small dining room and your dining table is rectangular or oval (won’t match the rounded tables), you can put only two chairs at the both ends of your dining table.
The arm chairs are usually used to enhance the formal look in dining rooms, so if you have a modern dining room design, then the arm chairs aren’t the best choice to pick. However, it became so trendy nowadays to add formal or classic chairs to a modern dining table, this design sound like the best one for those who love mixing between several and different designs in the same room.
Ok, now it’s time to talk about some tips that you should consider when you buy your dining room chairs. The most important tip that you need to pay special attention to is the measurements of the chairs that you choose. The measurements like the width, height and the depth should always be matching with the size of your dining table, the entire space of your dining room and for sure they should also fit your family members to provide them with enough comfort. You need to take the dining table measurements as well, so you make a good idea about how wide the chairs will be under it.
Considering the measurements won’t only be important when you choose the chairs, but also when you arrange them around the dining table. For example, you should leave enough distance between the table and the chairs; the suitable distance is about 12 inches. You should also leave enough space between the chairs, so you can pull and move them easily; 22 inches (for armless chairs) sounds so good.
Speaking of moving the chairs; do your best and avoid choosing heavy chairs that you can’t move or pull easily like, slatted chairs, but if you like the heavy chairs the most, adding some firm holder to their backs may be more helpful to you. Choose your dinning room chairs with good and supportive back that provide enough comfort to your back.
If you are buying the dining room chairs from a showroom, it will be a good idea if you try them first, try to sit on one of them to check how comfortable it feels. Check the finish of the chairs carefully and choose the chairs that have smooth surfaces.