Speak to any interior designer and they’ll provide the following advice: follow trends when buying artwork, rugs, cushions and lighting. But when it comes to dining room chairs – choose with care.

Whether you’re looking for a direct match to your dining room table, or something that will contrast your current design, there are several things to consider when searching for your new dining chairs.

Here’s what to look for so you can get the most out of your money and remain satisfied with your purchase for years to come.

  1. Measure, measure, measure

You can’t start looking at chairs without knowing the dimensions of the room it will feature in and the table it will surround (as well as its height). You want to be able to pull chairs in and out comfortably without hampering walking space or causing the person sitting any discomfort.

  1. Know your style

If your room doesn’t already have a décor style, you’ll need to determine it. A sparse, minimalist style will call for slim, thin chairs, while a homely and traditional style will call for deep woods and ornate detailing. Both options will look odd if paired with something too contrasting.

Additionally, you’ll want to choose a covering that meets your style requirements in a practical manner. A household with children in it won’t work well with a light coloured or easily stained material.

  1. Sit on it!

It can be tempting to pick a chair based on looks alone. You need to sit in it and for more than a few seconds. It needs to feel comfortable to you without the addition of pillows or cushions. Can you imagine sitting on it throughout a long meal or conversation? If not, then it’s not the chair for you.

If you’ve started your search online, make sure it doesn’t end there. Use an online store or catalogue to narrow down your choices and get an idea of you can expect to pay. Then once you’ve done that, make your way to a store to test out your future dining chairs.

Still after some more design tips? Not sure how to narrow down your options? Feel free to get in touch with us today or visit your nearest store for more information.

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