The Complete Guide to Buying Contemporary Dining Room Chairs

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A home just isn’t complete until it has furniture. Finding the prefect furniture to match your personal style and the needs of your house is integral to making a house really fell like home. Many prefer to pick a single theme for their house and follow that theme in every room, while others will craft each room’s style to match its function. Whichever method you prefer, keep in mind that chairs should functional just as well as they look.

If one room in your home or the entire house going to follow a contemporary style, finding the perfect of chairs may seem daunting. There are plenty of styles to choose from—how do you know which one will match the other furniture in your room, the colour of your walls and flooring, and blend well into the entire styling of the room? We have the guide to make selecting the perfect chairs easy.

Consider the Other Furniture

If your dining room chairs is the first set of furniture you are purchasing and you intend to craft the rest of the room around those chairs, then you do not have to consider the other furniture. However, if you already have a dining room table, other seating, or other furniture in the room, it’s important to have a good idea of what would look good against that backdrop.

The most important piece of furniture to mesh with is, of course, the table. If the chairs do not look good with the table, it can ruin the entire aesthetic of the room. However, if they do not look good with the hutch, you can always change the hutch or move it out of the room.

Take a look at your table. What colour is it? Does it have thin or thick legs? Are those legs straight or curved? Is the table itself straight or curved? One of the best parts of buying contemporary dining room chairs is the freedom to mix and match colours, thickness and styles—as long as they all actually look good together. A light-coloured, modern table would look beautiful surrounded by black chairs, or vice versa, as long as there are some style elements that connect the two. For example, if the table has rounded edges, the chairs should, too.

You can find plenty of contemporary dining room chairs in just about any colour and in any styling that you want, so it should be easy to find a set that match, or at the very least “go” with your existing table.

Styles of Contemporary Dining Room Chairs

Luckily, you have come to the right place to find a wide variety of contemporary dining room chairs. But what exactly classifies as “contemporary?” And how can you be sure that you are picking the right chair to match the rest of your furniture or even just the function of your room. Here is an overview of some of the most popular contemporary chair styles.

Leather chairs are becoming more and more popular among those who want a contemporary look in their dining room. They go great with just about every style of table, adding class and texture to a glass-top table, will compounding on the modern lines of a clean-lined wooden table. Even slightly out-of-date tables will look more contemporary with a set of leather chairs around them. They’re easy to clean, won’t fade in direct sunlight, and will look great for years to come.

Wooden chairs are an old classic, but in the right colour and the right style lines, they can look just as contemporary as any other chair. Simplicity always looks contemporary. Surrounding your table with simple, dark-wood chairs is an easy way to add a modern touch to your dining room.

For a truly industrial look, you could always opt for plastic or metal chairs. Both of these materials are easily manipulated to create contemporary, simplistic chairs that will look beautiful around any table and complement the other furniture in the room.

The Bottom Line

A new set of chairs can transform your dining room—this is why it may seem daunting to attempt to find contemporary dining room chairs. However, if you look through our stock and carefully consider the furniture already in the room, as well as the wall and flooring colours, you should have no trouble finding at least once set that will improve the contemporary styling of your dining room.

December 29, 2014