It is often said that the dining table is where everyone truly comes together – no distractions, no TV or electronic devices, just quality time and conversation with friends and family. And if that’s true, you and your family and friends deserve to be seated on the best possible dining table chairs, which you are sure to find at Furniture Village.
Whether you prefer formal or casual, modern or traditional there are dining chairs to suit every taste. We’re proud to offer a huge choice of styles, colours, finishes and upholstery combinations, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right dining room chairs for your home.
Use our helpful dining room sizer as you plan your perfect dining room.
Choosing the right material for your dining chair
The right dining chair starts with the frame itself. You might be considering a traditional or rustic country-house look, in which case wooden dining chairs could be the way to go. Think warm, lacquered, hand-crafted wood, beautifully shaped and finished, with solid legs and a curved or slatted back providing both comfort and support.
Looking for a touch more comfort? Consider a version with a built-in seat cushion or a padded back. You can then begin to explore the various colours and upholstery fabrics available. Just take a look at our selection of upholstered dining chairs.
Wood and metal dining chairs feel modern, leaning towards an on-trend industrial style. For the ever-popular Scandi look, hunt out dining room chairs with pale wood frames, unfussy turned legs, and simple curved or slatted backs. These days, you can also find acrylic-framed dining chairs – so contemporary and eye-catching. Cushioning or padding will always add more comfort, with faux leather, real leather and fabric available in so many different colours. Want to really impress your guests? It’s hard to top a set of velvet dining chairs.
Faux leather dining chairs offer an affordable and animal-friendly alternative to leather dining chairs. This material is hard-wearing, available in a wide range of colours and easy to wipe clean – handy in any dining room, especially if you have small children but still want to keep your dining room look modern and sophisticated. And you’ll find even more choice if you’re looking for fabric dining chairs.
If you’re spoiled for choice and could do with some expert pointers s, spend some time with our dining table and dining chair buying guide.
Choosing the right style of dining table chair
The style of your dining chairs will also shape the overall look and comfort of the room and is likely to involve as much consideration as the upholstery choice.
Upholstered dining chairs with maximum cushioning might be best if you’re like to host lengthy dinner parties. A padded seat with a non-upholstered back that shows the craftsmanship of the frame is a good compromise.
You may also wonder if your dining table chairs should have arms or not. Arms will definitely add support, giving your guests something to lean on, but might be considered too fussy or traditional for some. You could choose an entire set of dining room chairs with arms for a more formal look, or simply place one at each end of the table.
And then there’s dining room seating that’s not a dining chair at all – the versatile and practical dining bench. These are great for accommodating more people in less space and are often made from wood or metal, or a combination of both. Dining benches also offer a wide choice of upholstery options – just take a look at our faux leather dining benches and our fabric dining benches. Not ready to commit? A combination of dining table chairs and a dining bench is a versatile on-trend seating solution.
Caring for your new dining room chairs
Whatever you choose, take good care of your new dining room chairs by consulting our handy dining furniture care guide
. If your chairs are upholstered, be sure to read or upholstery care guide
The finishing touches
Every set of dining chairs needs a stunning dining room table. Our collection includes tables in all sizes and styles, including versatile extending dining tables and even space-saving dining tables, perfect for compact kitchen diners and smaller dining rooms.
To make choosing easier, you can always purchase your dining table and chairs as a set, rather than buying individually. And you’ll find plenty of other dining room furniture to choose from, including sideboards and display cabinets both of which help to set the tone of your dining room as well as providing storage for tableware.
With all of the furniture in place, you can start to think about accessories. Vases or trinkets can be used as a table centrepiece, with an ornate mirror or wall art as a talking point. Carefully chosen lighting – perhaps a low-hanging ceiling light over the dining table – can create an intimate setting.