July 14, 2024

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10 of the best dining chairs — Design Hunter

10 of the best dining chairs — Design Hunter

With festive gatherings just around the corner this month’s 10 of the best edit focuses on dining chairs.

Stylish chairs can completely transform both the look of your dining table and your guest’s experience of the space. When it comes to entertaining, the focus should be on creating a place where your guests will feel able to relax, linger and enjoy conversations over dessert, coffee and beyond, but dining chairs need to be a practical and hardworking piece of furniture too.

Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:

Firstly, are you redesigning the entire space and also investing in a new dining table and decor, or just looking to give the space a quick update with some new chairs? If its the former then you’ll have free rein to choose pretty much anything, but if its the latter you’ll need to choose a design that will mix easily with your existing table.

Secondly, where is your dining table located and who will be using it? Is it in the kitchen, in a separate dining room or in an open plan kitchen living area? Upholstered designs will add a sense of luxury and occasion in a grown up space, or in a separate dining room used only occasionally for entertaining, but will be less practical if you need something able to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use in the kitchen of a busy family home.

Finally, consider the potential for stains and spillages. Practical, wipeable designs that are easy to clean are the most obvious option for homes with young children. If you’ve chosen an upholstered design it’s worth checking whether a fabric protection option is available.

Scroll on to find some of the best options to suit your budget, needs and style.