If the dining room as a room is a concept a bit outdated, the dining area retains an essential place in the heart of the living room. We eat there, we work on it and we debate it. We receive friends. In short, we spend a lot of time there.
That’s why it’s important to choose your dining chairs, and the table that goes with it.
Perhaps more than the table, the chairs are an element not to be neglected for a matter of comfort. [Who did not spend a late night squirming on his chair, because sitting badly? ] The issue will be to find the right balance between design and ergonomics.
It is a problem that I confront myself at this moment, because I am in the middle of a reflation of renewal of my chairs of dining room. Should we take padded chairs, more comfortable, but more dirty? What alternative then? Do they have to agree with the style of the table, the room, or not? What kind of file is it best to promote? Up or down? With or without armrest? For what size? Unmatched or all alike?
I wonder about it, but I guess I’m not the only one. I have summarized in this article some lines of thought and elements of response by inspiring me restaurants that look after “image and comfort”.
What comfort for his dining chairs?
Ideally, a dining room chair must succeed in combining comfort and design.
Indeed, it is the chairs that will set the tone of the room. You will see that it is not always easy to reconcile the two especially that is taken into account in its choices: resistance to tasks, fragility, clutter and price.
Folder up or down?
If you have a regular use of your dining room, it is better to opt for chairs with high back that maintain the back and padded seat.
We know the timeless medallion chair with its rounded back. Very comfortable, it remains a piece of furniture with a classic look. However, today, its design is reworked in a current spirit. On the site mezzo.fr which offers designer furniture and smart, we find and chairs medallions revisited look: imitation leather or padded, velvet, or Plexiglas. Ideas are not lacking. In the same line, it also offers designer quilted chairs that combine comfort and modernity.
With or without armrest? Question of clutter.
The armrest is an extra element of comfort, but often clutter. This type of chair will occupy more space around the table. One solution is to reserve them at each end of the table.
As a general rule, you will have to take into account the space around the table and the height of the table. Indeed, it must be ensured that the armrests do not prevent you from sliding your chairs. As for the height of the table relative to the seat, it is very subjective.
What alternative to padded chairs?
Padded chairs are certainly more comfortable, but are not an obligation. For everyday use good wooden chairs, metal, polypropylene will do very well. Simple patties or cushions can make them more welcoming. The alternative may be to opt for a padded seat (very easy to change if you’re a little handyman) and a hard case.
Textiles and leather are subject to stains and remain fragile materials. It will therefore be necessary to ensure their quality. An alternative is to rely on leatherette more resistant than genuine leather or chairs microfiber that are easy to clean. There are also seat upholstery fabrics treated with anti-stain and anti-fire used by restaurants.
What style for his dining chairs?
Very long, in decoration, it was of good tone, to match the times and the provenances of its furniture. Today it is not really relevant, but it’s all about taste.
Should one choose his dining chairs according to the style of the table?
It is always interesting to mix to give life to its interior, while maintaining a guideline. You must always think of your room as a whole, respecting the color and material codes according to the atmosphere you are looking for. Rather industrial style, or Scandinavian cozy or classic campaign.
Mismatched chairs or not?
Again, it’s all about taste. If you choose similar seats, you will get something harmonious. Nevertheless, without taking much risk, you can mix colors and patterns. This is a good way to modernize classic style chairs such as medallion chairs.
More daring is to mix styles and origins. To avoid being wrong, the advice I would give you is to follow a common thread: same color, same material or even style. You can re-read my article on the subject: Mix and match mismatched chairs.
I hope with this article you will have some tips for choosing comfortable and stylish dining chairs. For my part, I am restoring a series of chairs of the 50s, and I wonder about the choice of fabrics. Case to follow…
And as always, do not hesitate to share, leave me a comment on your choice of seat, atmosphere of dining room and also for the office chairs at my deal the biggest online store of Australia.