With new homes getting smaller and the way in which we use our homes changing, modern homes often do not have a dedicated space for formal dining. Which means that dining room chairs can be a neglected part of an interior. Obviously if you entertain so much that you could be on “Come dine with me” or you have the space for a separate dining room this might not be a problem. However having chairs that blend with the rest of your decor means that you can use them elsewhere - a chair in the bedroom or hallway for putting on shoes for example.
The simple café chair always a winner and you can mix and match these colours. Café Chair various colours from John Lewis £99
Padded seat’s are worth considering for enhanced seating comfort like Waldorf chair in dark oak from DWELL £149 and Valentina Dining Chair by Habitat £160
If you’ve always hankered after Carl Hansen’s Wishbone chair but couldn’t afford the £500+ per chair, then you may well like this pair of Valder Dining room chairs from Made.com for £119
This design classic can be used inside and out and comes in a range of colours. Panton S Chair in Red John Lewis £180
The design classic Eames DSR Chair Mustard John Lewis £205 would look great against a grey or dark painted wall.
Skirted chairs are a bit like marmite you either love them or you don’t. However a skirted chair can be a stylish asset to a room - dreamy, romantic, and useful. When a dining room chair is lacking in interest or hasn’t been loved (aka a bit tatty) a skirted slipcover can add something decorative and attractive – and can be done by you if you’re a crafty person.