10th October 2018

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.

Smile Stool by Sarah Kay for Harvey Jones

A fabulous island in your bespoke kitchen calls for fabulous stools. Unique to Harvey Jones the Smile stool has been created in partnership with Sarah Kay and award-winning designer. Crafted from solid ash and oak this kitchen counter stool was designed to complement the kitchen designs perfectly. The steam bent seat – which gives the Smile stool its name – and tapered leg create simple, fluid lines ensuring it sits perfectly with both modern and traditional kitchen schemes.


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)

Add bench seating for comfortable dining and extra storage space

Bench seating or a banquette seat is a clever addition to a kitchen, particularly if you want a table in your design but don’t want to have lots of chairs. Unlike chairs, Harvey Jones’ bench seating has the added benefit of providing extra storage space in a kitchen, too. Under the clever flip-top you can keep children’s games, table place setting or anything else you want to keep out of sight but close at hand. Whether it’s just family, or you’re entertaining in open-plan kitchen design bench seating can help to provide a sociable area for people to gather. It can also helpful in more compact designs as it can help to make better use of space around a family dining table.  For more about incorporating bench seating in your kitchen design, visit our blog on questions to ask yourself when choosing kitchen seating.

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

For more design inspiration, request a copy of our 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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