How to choose Dining Chairs ?

Collaborative¬¶ Choosing furniture is often a process which requires a lot of time, and rightly so. It is often a fairly big investment and can make or break the aesthetic of a space. Dining chairs and tables almost always used to come as sets. However, it has become more popular to buy them separately. This allows you to customise your space better, but also may leave you feeling a little confused about where to start. Let’s take a look at all the considerations that should be taken into account. Armed with this guide, you’re certain to choose the right chairs!

Choosing the right dining chairs


Consider the decor where your dining table is, as well as the style of your table. What is your colour scheme and do you have a more relaxed or formal aesthetic? You should also consider whether you want the chairs to make a statement or blend in with their surroundings.


Will you be using the dining chairs at a table indoors, or enjoying al fresco lunches? Perhaps you need your chairs to be usable in both indoor and outdoor spaces! If this is the case, you should make sure that you choose chairs that are suitable for outside with waterproof and rustproof properties. This is particularly important living in the UK, as you can never be too sure when you might get caught in a shower of rain!


While metal and wooden chairs are stylish, comfort levels also need to be considered. Some chairs manage to remain stylish whilst having some cushioning.


The material the chairs are made of just doesn’t have a bearing on their comfort. If you have young children or pets, you may be better off going with metal or wooden chairs that you can wipe clean. Otherwise, if you do opt for upholstered chairs it would be a good idea to avoid light colours that mark easily!

These black iron dining chairs would be perfect for families. They’re suitable for indoors and outdoors and are also stackable!


Measure carefully! You don’t want to have chairs that are too high or too low, making it difficult to use your cutlery. You also need to make sure that the chairs will actually fit under your table alongside each other, without bumping into table legs. Remember that if your dining chairs have arms, you need to factor in the extra width there!

There should be enough room for those dining to comfortably move their chair out to sit without bumping it into a wall or other furniture.

Generally speaking, the backs of the dining chairs should be taller than the table, otherwise they’ll look odd. Lower backed chairs create a more casual look and work well in small places as they help to make it feel roomier. Meanwhile, chairs with higher backs look good in larger rooms and create a more formal, enclosed dining space.


Take a look at the Yaheetech UK Store for a variety of chairs suitable for any dining room (including the beautiful ones shown in this article).

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