Who says the star of the dining room has to be the table? In my opinion, it’s all about the chairs! When you first enter a stunning dining room scene, where is the first place that your eyes go? Typically, unless there is a delicious meal on the table, your eyes will go directly to the chairs flanking the table. Many people don’t realize that the chairs they select can easily define the style of the space, and truly “make or break” the entire room! Here are some examples …
In the above dining room scene by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture, the oval-backed chairs are a perfect complement for the oval-shaped table in the same dark finish. What really turns this dining room into a classic, stylish space is the use of the soft, cream upholstery on the chair seats and backs. The cream upholstery really pops against the ebony finish, and evokes a sense of class and uptown living in this dining room.
The Twilight Bay Collection by Lexington Furniture is one of my favorites! In this dining room scene, the use of the casual ladder-back chair makes you feel as if you are in a French bistro in Paris preparing for a warm family meal. I love the incorporation of tie-on seat cushions for a sweet, feminine touch.
The chairs really take center stage in the above dining room setting by glamour queen, Marge Carson. There’s nothing better than a fun upholstered chair to breathe exciting, new life into a plain-jane dining room. Marge Carson has accomplished just that by using a bold geometric print on her curved Tango dining chair.
Perhaps you’re hesitant to incorporate a fully upholstered chair into your formal dining space. Why not bring in added interest with a geometric cut-out pattern in a wood chair such as these WindowPane Chairs by Century Furniture? I love how the simple colors and accessories used in this space really allow the chairs to become the focal point of the room!