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Want to change the look and feel of your dining room without the need for a lick of paint? Consider updating your dining chairs. Not only is it a quick and cost-effective way to spruce up space, it’s also a great way to show off your personal style, whether you choose a set of six sophisticated chairs or you go for a mix of several styles.

There are many different factors to consider when searching for the right seating. Here are some helpful pointers:

  • Firstly, make sure you get the right size. Measure your table and figure out how wide the chairs need to be to fit under it. Note: avoid buying chairs that are less than 50cm wide, as they won’t be wide enough for you to sit comfortably.
  • When settling on the style, think about the overall look you are wanting to achieve - keep the styles fairly similar.
  • Lastly, think about comfort. How much will the chairs be used? If the dining room is a space you use every day, you’ll want the very best in comfort.



Velvet is enjoying a renaissance with searches for velvet increasing by 400% over the past six months as well as topping the table for the most searched fabric (findings supported by the Pinterest 2018 Home Report).
Incorporating velvet chairs into a dining scheme is the perfect way to combine elegance with a contemporary twist; these chairs will add a sophisticated feel to any celebratory dinner parties or family get-togethers.

Safia Dining Chair (Made.com) and Mid-Century Upholstered Dining Chair (West Elm)


Add a touch of luxury to your dining room with gold finished dining chairs (as shown below). These chairs will complement any style of table and work well when you mix and match with different finishes.
Feel free to add your own touches with the addition of eclectic throws and cushions.

Tabitha Dining Chair (Habitat) and Moda Wire Metal Dining Chair (Cult Furniture)

Bench Seats

A great addition to any family home; a bench seat provides a versatile seating solution for large families. Opt for a longer style (120cm or more) that can comfortably seat two or more.
Wood is the best option as it is a simple yet versatile material that will work well within any scheme. You can also sand and re-finish the bench to keep it looking fresh, ensuring that it stands the test of time.

Hancock Bench (Barker & Stonehouse) and Skogsta Bench (Ikea)

For more design inspiration, request a copy of our 80-page brochure or browse our blog and page for recent case studies. Alternatively, book a complimentary consultation in your local Harvey Jones showroom to discuss your kitchen design with our expert designer.



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