A big thanks to everyone for the love and responses from my big dining room reveal yesterday. I’m so glad to have this room completed especially since it’s that time of the year for family gatherings and holiday entertaining.
I also believe that the dining room is the easiest room to decorate. The formula is simple–table, then add chairs. These pieces of furniture let’s you know, without words, that it’s time to eat.
In addition to my own dining room, I wanted to show you other spaces where I mix and match dining chairs.
At Broughton Square, I purchased the table, side chairs, and head chairs from three different retailers to create this look.
When you try this at home, be mindful of the seat height of each chair. You cannot assume that all dining chairs are interchangeable with each dining table. An easy way to gauge the proper seating height is to note the height of the chairs that are sold with the set. Most have an 18″ seat height. Venture below that and you just may end up with the table at chin level. Kidding…, but not kidding.
At Southhampton, we kept the original table but replaced the wood framed chairs with upholstered seating adorned with oversized nailhead trim. I also loved that the bamboo detail on the chair legs helped to emphasize the worldly theme we were going for in this space.
If you already have a set of table and chairs, consider refreshing what you already own.
At Haven Park, we simply added custom seat cushions to each chair, then took Parsons chairs from the living room and reupholstered them for use as host chairs.
These are just three examples of how you can mix and match dining chairs to create a look that’s unique to your design preferences. The sky is the limit in regards to fabric options for reupholstery and also paint colors if you decide to refinish your wood chairs.
I hope this post has provided you with what you need to turn your design inspiration into action. Whether your “action” is to complete the makeover on your own or to hire me to finish your space. There’s still time to finish before company comes! Click here to get started or drop me a line here.