Traditionally, having your dining-room out of balance, with mix-matched chairs, must be thought of as something that is bizarre and unorthodox –a true faux pau in the realm of furniture décor. Our brains tell us that things must be in “order”; that uniform is the only way to live. We tend to disagree. And here’s our proofwhy mix-and-matching your dining chairs can bring awesome results.
If you’ve ever wanted to live a little and take control of your living and eating areas, here’s a great opportunity to do so. Searchingfrom shop to shop and buying various styles of chairs to sit around your dinner table, might be the best freedom of creativity you can experience.
Since you don’t have to buy a whole set of expensive chairs, you can perhaps afford two different chairs and use them at the head of the table, while introducing other chairs for the remaining sides. This can save you money, especially if you shop around for the right chairs that will suit your taste and the theme you’ve planned.
We’re all different and that’s something to embrace. Breaking from the norm is a positive experience, rather than being stifled and never being able to express your individuality. We say, break free and feel the wonderful thrill of making your home a reflection of your individual personality.
- Uniform upholstery, diverse chairs
Make your upholstery the same fabric, but introduce different chairs to the table. This will have your dinner-party friends intrigued and will show off your well-thought décor talent.
- Heads chairs upholstered
Save on upholstery costs by only upholstering the two chairs at the heads of the table, leaving the other chairs nominally inferior to the done-up ones. Think of the money you will save as well as the effect it will inspire.
- Same chairs, with the rainbow as inspiration
If you want to go all-out-creative, why not bring in all the colours and use them as a sort of uniformed, controlled mix. With the same chairs around the table, make every chair a different colour. Just think of the focal point this could be in your house…
- Same chairs, different upholstery (cushioned seats)
Do you want a little drama, a little finesse? Then the best bet for you is to have all the same chairs, but each one upholstered with completely different designs or colours. But the best way to do this is to utilise the cushioned seating rather than the entire chair.
- Bench on one side, chairs on the other
This can be a saving and a half. It’s quite fashionable nowadays, seen in many Australian homes, whose more relaxed settings of a “home” are becoming more important than traditional dining. A bench makes it cosier, more relaxed, and it is accentuated by the chairs on the other side.
Now that you have a better understanding of what mix-matching is, why not go ahead and start experimenting. To conform is not only frustrating, but it can be expensive too. So, give the professionals a shout today and discover a world of design you can create all by yourself, for you.